View Poll Results: Should we pay reparations to the African American community?

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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I'm not aware of any programs or policies being curtailed or ended. Some probably have, but many continue.
    Again, largely inadequate, ineffective.

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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Again, largely inadequate, ineffective.
    Really? What's your timetable?
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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Really? What's your timetable?
    Not where I think it's done, that's for sure. But really, they haven't been effective. We still see large disparity on nearly every level.

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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not where I think it's done, that's for sure. But really, they haven't been effective. We still see large disparity on nearly every level.
    No progress huh?

    I'd like some other opinions on that. I have my own, of course.
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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    "Poll: Should we pay reparations to the African American community?"

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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    No progress huh?

    I'd like some other opinions on that. I have my own, of course.
    It's not all or nothing.

    Progress Slow on Racial Equality

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    Despite the obvious advances, Klarman said that progress in racial equality is uneven. “Fifty years ago nobody could have dreamed that the last two secretaries of state would be black, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff would be black, and those are incredible changes,” he said, adding, “On the other hand, Hurricane Katrina told us what life is like for a lot of poor black people in cities and we haven’t done much to fix it, and I don’t think we’d tolerate it if those were white people.”


    Klarman sees no end to the unfinished business of racial equality. “The issues have changed and the terms of debate have changed, but race issues are still everywhere,” he said.
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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's not all or nothing.
    That's right. THat's why I asked what your timetable was. What exactly are your expectations?
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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    That's right. THat's why I asked what your timetable was. What exactly are your expectations?
    I added a little more.

    However, try to grasp that it doesn't have to be nothing to say it's largely been in ineffective. Add to it that you have whites, largely white males, making statements that it's over and blaming minorities. Much is written on thus, which is why I say more honest talk is needed.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
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    It's garbage because it ignores the FACT that SYSTEMIC GOVERNMENT RACISM was a big factor in creating the problem in the first place. Not only that, but it ignores the FACT that it took government intervention to stop the cruel injustices that were inflicted on blacks. Mr. Sowell, and other Uncle Toms like him appear to think that if they were alive during the time of Jefferson, Washington, and Madison, that they would be the equals of such slave owners and would have their own slaves working for them for free.
    You're right. Government racism that consigned black people to inferior status and treated them as inferiors who must be assisted and supplemented and guided and herded into government programs--told them they couldn't make it without government help. THAT is what has created the current cultural devastation in much of the black community and it has nothing to do with racism or segregation or institutional racism.
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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    If there is a black person who was a slave in 1865 and is still alive he or she should receive compensation otherwise no.



    I'm down with that idea.

    OTOH, has anyone on this forum ever been paid for something that their grandparents did?

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