Thursday, February 16, 2006

ABA Midyear Delegates Meeting

No doubt the most significant recommendation to be voted on was the Slavery Commission, which:

"urges Congress to create and appropriate funds for a Commission to study and make findings relating to the present day social, political, and economic consequences of both slavery and the denial thereafter of equal justice under law for persons of African descent living in the United States and authorizes the Commission to propose public policies or governmental actions, if any, that may be appropriate to address such consequences.” According to the report, “this resolution would encourage the Congress to formally and comprehensively study this country’s ‘legacy of inequity’ and propose and policies or governmental actions that may be appropriate.”