BOSTON — Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a bill that would require the state and others to study how much they profited from the African slave trade.
The bill would force some of the oldest banking, financial and insurance institutions in Massachusetts to reach into their history to uncover links to the slave trade if they want to continue doing business with the state.
It would also authorize the secretary of state to produce a book documenting to what extent the state, reaching as far back as the Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth colonies, benefited from slavery through taxes or economic growth.
Isn't this a great idea? Our state along with the whole country is in a deep recession, stimulus is a failure,
jobs are still being lost and this person wants to make a profit study on the African slave trade a top priority!
Just when you think you have herd it all, a politician jumps in to prove you wrong. Well, I am of American Indian ancestry and I would like to reinstate term limits to clean house here and on a federal level!