We should pay reparations to the African American communtiy
We should not pay reparations to the African American community
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Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
We've made a lot of efforts to improve the state of African Americans in our society - we even have someone who identifies as Black as president. So I'm not sure at which point people consider things to be progressing forward and away from the negative issues - and if any amount of money is going to fix things to where these people are okay.
Money is used to buy stuff - hence why countries who caused war pay reparations so the countries they've destroyed can actually repair their selves.
Right now the biggest issues that many African American decedents in the US face are not fixable with some money. Beyond that - they would be paying their own reparations via taxes seeing as how THEY ARE AMERICANS.
And it won't change anything, it won't make anyone feel better about the past. The concept only divides people.
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We have been paying reparations for the last fifty years
Oh HELL NO!
Why should we be a part of any reparations to someone who isn't even alive anymore? The most any blacks alive at this time deserve is an apology...which they've gotten multiple times.
Move on, folks.
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Nobody I know or have ever known commends slavery. There is absolutely no justification of any kind for it. But we ended it just under 150 years ago. Seven or eight generations is a pretty good distance to have something behind us. Segregation ended well over a half century ago. Numerous black people, many who grew up under segregation, have been elected mayor of major cities, elected to state legislatures, elected to Congress, appointed or elected judges in the courts including the Supreme Court, and we currently have a black American as POTUS. Millions of others are or have been CEOs of major corporations, sports leaders/coaches, beloved figures in the entertainment industries, university professors, doctors, lawyers, scientists, and hold other positions of prestige and influence. Should all the black Americans who have so significantly benefitted because somebody way back then dragged their ancestors over here pay extra for the opportunities they have received because of that?
It is time for all African Americans to follow those role models and it is time that we all allow a society to become color blind so that skin color is of no more importance than hair color or eye color.
Last edited by AlbqOwl; 06-02-14 at 01:37 PM.
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