City Council’s slavery disclosure bill is likely to create rifts, not heal them By Matt Wolfe
This article was published by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Click here to read the article on the publisher’s website.
Let me get one thing out of the way: I am against slavery. It seems like it was never a good idea. Of course, I have no experience with slavery since it has been outlawed since about a century before I was born.
Even though there is not any slavery here, Philadelphia City Council seems unnecessarily obsessed with it. They passed a bill that will require any business seeking a city contract to search their records and disclose whether their company ever profited from slavery.
Let’s see. City Council could not bring to a vote a bill to ban smoking in public places. City Council could not pass a new ethics bill at a time when the federal corruption trial brings embarrassing revelations every day that point out why we need a new ethics bill. Yet, City Council passed a slavery disclosure bill. Read More