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    Senate Approves $4.6 Billion for Claims by Black Farmers, American Indians

    The U.S. Senate yesterday approved spending $4.6 billion to settle two lawsuits: one by black farmers who alleged racial discrimination by government lenders and the other by 300,000 American Indians who said they had been cheated out of land royalties dating to 1887.

    Passage of the measure, by voice vote, unblocks a legislative logjam that has thwarted payouts, negotiated by the Obama administration, of $1.15 billion to the black farmers and $3.4 billion to the American Indians.

    “We are one step closer to ensuring that the black farmers and Native Americans in these suits are fully compensated for past failures of judgment by the government,” U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, said in a statement after the Senate vote. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, said he hopes to seek a vote after Congress returns from a week-long recess on Nov. 29.

    President Barack Obama praised the Senate action and urged the House to move forward with the bill “as they did last year.”

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    it's not reparations though.....Yeah, ok.


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    Re: Senate Approves $4.6 Billion for Claims by Black Farmers, American Indians

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    it's not reparations though.....Yeah, ok.


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    Re: Senate Approves $4.6 Billion for Claims by Black Farmers, American Indians

    If this was a real case then why couldn't the courts handle it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    If the native americans were ripped off of the royalties owed to them by the government, then they are owed that money are they not. A contract is a contract
    There's a reason why there are statutes of limitations.

    I'm sure that at some point in the last 500 years, one of my ancestors was ****ed over by some government. That does not mean that that government owes me a check.
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    There's a reason why there are statutes of limitations.
    You are 100% right about that. And of those reasons here was to screw Native Americans.
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    You are 100% right about that. And of those reasons here was to screw Native Americans.
    Uh, what?

    Are you saying that the concept of a statute of limitations was developed to screw Native Americans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Uh, what?

    Are you saying that the concept of a statute of limitations was developed to screw Native Americans?
    that is the way it was used in this case. Quite frankly, I could NOT care less why it was developed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    that is the way it was used in this case. Quite frankly, I could NOT care less why it was developed.
    So you think that everyone should be able to bring any claims at any point, no matter how long ago the incident was?
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    Re: Senate Approves $4.6 Billion for Claims by Black Farmers, American Indians

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    There's a reason why there are statutes of limitations.

    I'm sure that at some point in the last 500 years, one of my ancestors was ****ed over by some government. That does not mean that that government owes me a check.
    And they wonder why racial tensions are worse than ever.
    I just wish they'd pay all the damn money they think the white man owes and be done with it once and for all. Then NO MORE! Let's get on with life as equals!

    BTW in case anyone didn't know Shirley Sherrod (remember her) was mixed up in this black farmer reparations and made out like a bandit. Yea, she really needed that money, huh?
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    Re: Senate Approves $4.6 Billion for Claims by Black Farmers, American Indians

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    And they wonder why racial tensions are worse than ever.
    I just wish they'd pay all the damn money they think the white man owes and be done with it once and for all. Then NO MORE! Let's get on with life as equals!

    Problem is, that when you are talking about it in terms of the AA community speaks of it such as BLT churches in the inner cities, you get this:



    Pay particular attention to the clip at 2:05 on.....

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