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 tacomancer View Post
    We have been paying reparations for the last fifty years
    Oh really? I never got a dime.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    What this reparations argument shows is this: People think that you can address a social and cultural wrong by giving someone money.

    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.
    I would feel a lot better if I were given forty acres and a mule.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    If any particular African American can make an evidentiary claim that s/he suffered some kind of direct and quantifiable loss as a result of institutional racism then I think we should weight that evidence with a bias toward the claimant and make that person whole.
    There are quite a few still alive this day that definitely suffered direct and quantifiable loss as a result of institutional government racism in the US.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I didn't read the article yet, but yes, I believe the gov. should provide reparations, but in the form of quality education and other EFFECTIVE social programs rather than in the form of land or money. It should also do so for Native Americans.
    Now that is a very good response. Amen to you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Anyone who was ever a slave in America is welcome to come forward for reparations. Anyone who has never been officially enslaved, you've done nothing to earn it.
    Oh really? What about people who were forced to attend segregated schools? What about people who were denied employment simply because of the color of their skin?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Oh really? What about people who were forced to attend segregated schools? What about people who were denied employment simply because of the color of their skin?
    This isn't about that, this is about slavery. Nobody alive today was ever a slave. If you want to take up other social problems, that's fine and can be handled on an individual basis.
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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    This isn't about that, this is about slavery. Nobody alive today was ever a slave. If you want to take up other social problems, that's fine and can be handled on an individual basis.
    It is about that. The system of cruel racial apartheid, that existed in the South up to the late 60s, was established in response to the freeing of African slaves.

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

    No one alive today was a slave. So what is the reparation for? In addition the first of my family came to the US well after slavery had ended. One side was Scottish/ Irish, and the other Italians. Not privileged groups in NYC at the turn of the last century. So no, I nor my family benefited from slavery. I owe nothing more than the taxes I pay for the general welfare of all Americans, including black Americans.
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    Re: Do you believe that America should pay reparations to African Americans?

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    No one alive today was a slave. So what is the reparation for? In addition the first of my family came to the US well after slavery had ended. One side was Scottish/ Irish, and the other Italians. Not privileged groups in NYC at the turn of the last century. So no, I nor my family benefited from slavery. I owe nothing more than the taxes I pay for the general welfare of all Americans, including black Americans.
    I would say that you have benefited from the slave labor that built this country.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I would say that you have benefited from the slave labor that built this country.
    No, I don't think so. What has a slave built 150 - 160 years or so ago that benefited me? I would say that you have benefited from my labor, though.
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