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Contractors may have to reveal
past ties to slavery to get
business with New York City

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Posted By: Ribicon, 9/11/2019 9:45:06 PM

City contractors would have to reveal past ties to slavery under a Council bill that will be introduced on Thursday. The legislation would require companies to search their history and records to determine if they or any affiliated entities engaged in or profited from the slave trade when they enter in or renew city contracts of $100,000 or more. “New York City is the financial capital of the world, and the ugly truth is that its stature as such has roots in the slave trade,” Councilman I. Daneek Miller, a co-sponsor of the legislation with Councilwoman Inez Barron (D-Brooklyn).

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Mayor "De Blaso" attended Columbia University, which was founded in part using money from the slave trade. Should he not step down, seeing how he personally benefitted from Africans in shackles? It would only be appropriate. https://www.foxnews.com/us/columbia-universitys-history-intertwined-with-slavery-study-says

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross 9/11/2019 9:49:17 PM (No. 177565)
Anyone with a degree from Yale should likewise be banned from doing business with the city. With a little time, I'm sure I could add many other prominent colleges to that list.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JL80863 9/11/2019 9:56:30 PM (No. 177569)
Democrats gone mad. The Kenyon should have to prove his ancestors were not slave wholesalers.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: milwaukeeroad 9/11/2019 9:58:15 PM (No. 177571)
Wasn't slavery abolished in the USA back in 1865? That was 154 years ago. To repeat, 154 years ago. I guess it's not time to move on, huh?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: EQKimball 9/11/2019 10:01:22 PM (No. 177573)
Well, thanks to ancestry.com our curious daughter has announced that my great, great, great grandfather on my mother’s side owned slaves. How long will it be before that inconvenient piece of irrelevant trivia must be revealed by one of our grandchildren in applying for a job or admission to college?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog 9/11/2019 10:15:49 PM (No. 177580)
Anyone who is a registered Democrat has ties to slavery.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Muncsdad 9/11/2019 10:17:10 PM (No. 177581)
I have long advocated expelling NY and CA from the country. Now it is imperative, but only after DJT moves his residency to Florida..
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 9/11/2019 10:18:35 PM (No. 177582)
I am a senior citizen, I would hate to be a child growing up in this crazy society. Eventually no one is going to be able to do anything without violating some sort of social norm.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 9/11/2019 10:23:28 PM (No. 177583)
I thought we were supposed to go to ancestry.com to find out what sort of genetic salad bowl we were….not about things like slave-owning. Kind of overreaching, aren’t they? As for DeBlasio/Wilhelm/whoever, this grand design sounds like something his activist little jungle bunny wife would come up with...
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rumblehog 9/11/2019 10:35:49 PM (No. 177586)
How about Democrats disclose their support for African dictators and Muslim-ruled nations that still practice slavery?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bobn.t 9/11/2019 10:36:04 PM (No. 177587)
More and more lunacy from the demo-wackos. What's next from the outer limits of insanity.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 9/11/2019 10:48:39 PM (No. 177593)
My guess is that contractors will very soon be doing business in other places than NY City rather than put up with this stupidity. Then what?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: JrSample 9/11/2019 11:07:21 PM (No. 177599)
In our legal system a person cannot be held fiscally liable for their parents' debts or delinquent taxes, or a sibling's credit card debt. So, please explain how someone is responsible for an act committed by ancestors in another century?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Zarin 9/11/2019 11:10:02 PM (No. 177600)
OMG - that is so stupid. This is like the asbestos lawsuits only worse. Fifty years ago some company makes asbestos products that are installed in a building - the company gets sold to another company which stops making asbestos but keeps the name. The company gets sold again. Only now, somebody has discovered that some asbestos in some buildings may have caused some cancer or lung problems - so the company with the same name but different owners gets sued - fifty years after the fact.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Safari Man 9/11/2019 11:12:14 PM (No. 177601)
Wait, I just sold all my slaves and now you're telling me that's not good enough?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: fayebeck 9/11/2019 11:23:02 PM (No. 177604)
During a day of Silliness, I cheer myself up by remembering these words from my Mother. "If you think today is silly, just wait til tomorrow."
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Reply 16 - Posted by: LadyHen 9/11/2019 11:25:06 PM (No. 177605)
Democrats are far more interested in discovering and persecuting those who owned slaves 154 years ago than doing anything to slow the epidemic of black on black crime in Democrats run ghettos or the murder of black babies in Planned Parenthood run clinics across America today. And we are the racists?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Fosterdad 9/11/2019 11:26:04 PM (No. 177606)
This is nuts. NY abolished slavery in 1827 and slavery ended everywhere else in the country in 1865. More feel-good legislation for people who apparently have nothing better to do.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Heraclitus 9/11/2019 11:36:54 PM (No. 177608)
We're more than halfway down the descent into hell, and kicking this Country down into the pit are the Enemies Within, those with no love for their country, of similar nature to those radical islamist terrorists whose destructive, horrific deeds we reconsider again on 9/11: they also seek our destruction. Now, I suppose there were some slave-holders in my family, like, 2000 years ago, in Rome. Maybe my Scandanavian side engaged in Viking raids. reduction ad absurdum
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Reply 19 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 9/11/2019 11:59:51 PM (No. 177612)
After searching images for I Daneek Miller and Inez Barron, I get the picture. I hope somebody sues the (stuff) out of them. Soon they will vote on reparations for themselves. The only solution is for every person making money in NY is to leave the state.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: chumley 9/12/2019 1:42:58 AM (No. 177644)
Nobody in my family ever owned slaves. We were just poor yankee dirt farmers, as often as not working rental farms. Still, I'm white so its all my fault. Please fo'give my whiteness massa. I'll be sending that repatriations check directly.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA 9/12/2019 2:46:44 AM (No. 177653)
Talk about "sins of the father". I think that anyone who has ever had anyone in their family put in jail for any offense should not be allowed to work for any government agency in NYC. There. That should clean the place out.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Trigger2 9/12/2019 3:19:53 AM (No. 177658)
It's a one-liner justification that businesses could certify to lawless, brainless and communist NYC: Neither my business nor my employees were alive during slavery and therefore had no participation.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 9/12/2019 3:26:22 AM (No. 177659)
What the HELL? Slavery has been gone for 150+ years, this is literal insanity. Not one single person is alive who ever even KNEW a slave in the USA. A usual, leftist are mentally deranged.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: tom7 9/12/2019 7:45:29 AM (No. 177750)
New York just get crazier and crazier.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Laotzu 9/12/2019 8:44:31 AM (No. 177813)
Wasn't this a tactic of the Khmer Rouge?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: rochow 9/12/2019 2:00:52 PM (No. 178113)
Two undereducated black jackasses who thought they would display 'their intelligence'!!!! Why don't we start with the slave trade that still continues today from several countries in Africa to other African countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc. Then we backtrack to the 1000 years of slavery that the Arabs were engaged in, long before the Europeans caught on. Then let's go back to the African families who SOLD their relatives for some beads. These 2 vegetables who came up with this nonsense should contact their relatives over there and ask whey they were sold. This is all BS. These two not too bright nobodies want to bring in only black companies and get a financial kick back!
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