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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    What have "we" done to African/Black Americans today that would be receiving these reparations?
    You do realize that there are African American people who were live before 1964? Yes? Tell us how great black people had it then. Hell, Reagan began paying reparations to the Japanese in 1988 and their swing through the oppressive playground lasted what? 4 years? Lol, in white America, only a select few get reparations. Native Americans got their casinos and reserves, the Japanese got money, black people got... what? Welfare checks and accusations of affirmative action?
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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    The only good thing about reparations threads is they clearly identify all the politically and culturally irrational people on the forum.



    In one foul swoop you get to find out who has the political and emotional fortitude of a nine year old.


    That can't be a bad thing no matter how you cut it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Perhaps an argument could be made Mississippi or some Southern States owe reparations or that country club owe them but why in the hell should my tax dollars go to anything like that? The idea is ridiculous. My family had nothing to do with slavery or gaining anything from black labor.
    Part of my family owned slaves. We worked hard, improved ourselves across the generations, and then had everything taken from us - tossed into poverty. If black people want reparations from me, I want the cost of transportation, feeding and clothing, and then loss of property reparated to me from the north.

    While we're at it, I think we should also give reparations to American Indians, good for roughly 100% of the value of the non-reservation land in the United States. But then they should turn and give it to the tribes they took it from, and if no descendents can be found, they should dig up the graves and bury it. Also we should probably give reparations to the British Empire for the value of the 13 colones. France owes Reparations to Germany for Alsace-Lorraine, who owes Reparations to France for Alsace-Lorraine. About 1/3 of the world owes reparations to the British Empire, who owes it to the now-defunct empires it took them from, who owe reparations to the Mongols.



    All ridiculing of a foolish idea aside, there is probably one group of people who legitimately do deserve them - Japanese Americans who were interned during WWII. I would say of all the groups clamoring, they are the one that actually deserve it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You do realize that there are African American people who were live before 1964? Yes? Tell us how great black people had it then. Hell, Reagan began paying reparations to the Japanese in 1988 and their swing through the oppressive playground lasted what? 4 years? Lol, in white America, only a select few get reparations. Native Americans got their casinos and reserves, the Japanese got money, black people got... what? Welfare checks and accusations of affirmative action?
    Indians should not have gotten casinos and black people that have a specific case should take it to court. To make blanket reparations is not the way to do it. I don't know what happened with the Japanese but I think that only those that lost a job or a business should have gotten money... not just all of them.
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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Part of my family owned slaves. We worked hard, improved ourselves across the generations, and then had everything taken from us - tossed into poverty. If black people want reparations from me, I want the cost of transportation, feeding and clothing, and then loss of property reparated to me from the north.

    While we're at it, I think we should also give reparations to American Indians, good for roughly 100% of the value of the non-reservation land in the United States. But then they should turn and give it to the tribes they took it from, and if no descendents can be found, they should dig up the graves and bury it. Also we should probably give reparations to the British Empire for the value of the 13 colones. France owes Reparations to Germany for Alsace-Lorraine, who owes Reparations to France for Alsace-Lorraine. About 1/3 of the world owes reparations to the British Empire, who owes it to the now-defunct empires it took them from, who owe reparations to the Mongols.



    All ridiculing of a foolish idea aside, there is probably one group of people who legitimately do deserve them - Japanese Americans who were interned during WWII. I would say of all the groups clamoring, they are the one that actually deserve it.
    Exactly... where does it end? My Scottish clan lost land from the British. I deserve 600 years of interest.
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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Indians should not have gotten casinos and black people that have a specific case should take it to court.
    A specific case? Every black person could be legally discriminated against prior to 1964. What exactly are they going to argue against? The same states rights defended by Southern states today? Haha, yeah, good luck.

    To make blanket reparations is not the way to do it. I don't know what happened with the Japanese but I think that only those that lost a job or a business should have gotten money... not just all of them.
    Yeah, it's too late to argue what we think should have happened and shouldn't. The precedent was set by Republicans and that's why black people don't vote for them. They'll give reparations to the Japanese but black people who'd been oppressed for 200 years can go **** themselves? Lol. Yeah, kk.
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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Exactly... where does it end? My Scottish clan lost land from the British. I deserve 600 years of interest.
    Oh wait, we're getting interest? Oh man. Those Neanderthals are going to make out like bandits.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    A specific case? Every black person could be legally discriminated against prior to 1964. What exactly are they going to argue against? The same states rights defended by Southern states today? Haha, yeah, good luck.



    Yeah, it's too late to argue what we think should have happened and shouldn't. The precedent was set by Republicans and that's why black people don't vote for them. They'll give reparations to the Japanese but black people who'd been oppressed for 200 years can go **** themselves? Lol. Yeah, kk.
    Lets just say that I would rather give money to black people with gripes than to use it on another billion dollar bomber...
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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Cool. MY people had their property seized. I want reparations too.
    And were they sold into slavery with the understanding that they and their children and all their descendants until the end of time would also be slaves? And did they face a century of Jim Crow afterwards?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Oh wait, we're getting interest? Oh man. Those Neanderthals are going to make out like bandits.
    I just checked my DNA... I am part Neanderthal and I have the opinion of several past dates to confirm that too!
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