Chicago Alderman Dorothy Tillman says America is rich today for one reason -- slavery -- and now corporate America must pay something in return.
"It was because of the free labor of blacks. It was because of all of the suffering we took and we did that made America so powerful," Tillman said.
At Tillman's urging, Chicago city government this week unanimously passed a new law requiring corporations to tell if it had a hand -- any hand at all in the slave trade.
It does have a photo of Dorothy Tillman wearing a hat. As opposed to a photo of Dorothy Tillman not wearing a hat, which would in itself be much more newsworthy, but highly unlikely.
Sorry, at this point the reparations debate bores me. Not as much as "Barbershop" (although Boondocks still got a laugh), but almost. Mildy amusing is people ranting about Jackson spending (minimal) time complaining about the film instead of Working On Things That Truly Matter, when these same people tend to either ignore or disparage him when he does just that, but y'know, take your laughs where you can get them.
There should be links to D.C. Thornton and Oliver Willis in that last paragraph, but this would involve looking at their sites to find the proper entries, and I'm just not in the mood for their particular brand of self-righteous bullshit just now. Sorry. I might go back and add them later.
Or I might write about the Angel season premiere instead. More believable characters, for a start. And Gunn asking Fred to please not use slang.
Now that's comedy.
- How ‘Barbershop’ Exposed Jesse & Al, Oliver Willis, The American Times
- O-Dub to Jesse Jackson: Snip This!, Darmon Thornton, dcthornton.blog
No results were found for "Central Park" but I'm confident this owes to my imprecise use of his search function.