A New War Over Slavery

The campaign by African Americans for slavery reparations is expected to get a boost this month when Los Angeles passes a measure requiring any company doing business with the city to disclose whether it has ever profited from slavery. Los Angeles' ordinance is modeled on one passed by Chicago last October. Detroit; Cleveland, Ohio; and New York City are considering similar measures. States have moved in the same direction. California passed a law three years ago requiring insurance companies to report slavery profits (eight companies have thus far disclosed that they sold policies on 614 slaves), while Georgia and Pennsylvania are...

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