In a historic vote, the House Judiciary Committee sent a reparations bill to the full legislative chamber. The bill would establish a commission to study slavery and discrimination in the U.S. from 1619 to the present. The commission’s tasks would include the establishment of remedies, including compensation to descendants of slaves. Representative Jerrold Nadler said goals of the bill include launching a “national conversation about how to confront the brutal mistreatment of African Americans during chattel slavery” and “Jim Crow segregation.”
Meanwhile, white actor Hank Azaria has apologized to “every single Indian person” for his portrayal of Apu, an Indian American shopkeeper, in The Simpsons. Azaria, who voiced the role from 1989, said part of him feels he needs to go to every single Indian person in America and personally apologize. The creator of The Simpsons said the show is striving for inclusivity. Last year he announced that non-white characters would no longer be voiced by white actors.
Socionomists have long noted a correlation between apologies and positively trending social mood. In the August 1995 issue of The Elliott Wave Theorist, Peter Kendall identified remorse as a bull-market trait born of the larger positive-mood trend toward inclusivity.
To learn more read “Still Sorry, for Now: Historic Apologies Are Driven by Social Mood.”
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