Skip to comments.Should Black America Get Reparations?
Posted on 05/29/2012 12:30:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Absouletely. Every living former slave should be compensated by the people who enslaved them. If none are still living, then there is no one to give reparations to.
Oh? That’s not what they want to hear? Then perhaps they should explain why people who never were enslaved should be compensated for something they never experienced.
One answer: No! Reparations were paid in blood in the Civil War. Relatives died wearing Union Blue to free them. They were abolitionists too and got into a lot of trouble for it too. My direct ancestor was wounded at The Crater—fighting along side of Black Troops. I feel any debt was paid by that sacrifice.
--Patrick Henry, to the Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775
Oh. Hell. No!!!
Given the entitlements, high crime rate among blacks and other ways in which they take advantage of white America, they’ve been getting ‘reparations’ for decades.
In the next weeks, NewsOne will speak with Black leaders on the topic of reparations and how exactly the concept can be contextualized in a contemporary narrative. More importantly, we will ask for feedback from our readers on the possibility of reparations and what we are willing to do if anything to ensure that it comes to fruition.
Sure, just visualize swarms of violent, entitled yutes helping themselves to the fruits of others' labors. Locust demons with a king Obama over them.
Found some more red meat to throw to Freepers, eh, 2DV?
Taxpayers? Don't blacks pay taxes?
So 13% of the funds received are paid to themselves?
Asians pay taxes. Should they be saddled with a debt when they received no benefit?
How about recent immigrants. Do they have to pay also?
How about the French, British, and Germans? They bought the cotton and tobacco. Shouldn't they get a piece of the bill?
The Dutch profited from the slave trade so make sure they pay too.
The competing tribes in Africa that captured these men that were sold to the slavers should be made to pony up.
While we are at it, what about the Jews that were enslaved by the Egyptians. Don't they have to be paid?
And on and on....
On top of the $10 trillion already paid?
(shrug) Sure.. Why not? Ubama’s beeen handing out the reparations through the back door since he took office anyway..
If the intent is to restore them to their original circumstances, wouldn’t that mean recipients of reparations would have to return to Africa?
Yeah, I wrote this disguised as a black female journalist, then carefully went back to my original identity to get the conservatives all up in arms about slave reparations. Nothing like my work as a 3 year old at the grassy knoll, but still pretty slick, huh?
Maybe this should be expanded to include the issue of whether the offspring of the slave traders should be tapped for some funds. Like maybe the proceeds from Obama’s books could be garnished to help raise funds for the sons and daughters of the former slaves?! Surely this should also be on the agenda!? [Have any of you suddenly switched sides? :]
Yes, without a doubt.
Every living Black person who was owned as a slave should get something by way of compensation for the labor coerced.
Can you imagine the "roots" cottage industry that would spring up offering blacks all kinds of fake genealogical trees?
"Reparations" talk has been around forever, but it's just another silly pie-in-the-sky fantasy that serves to give the liberals something to chatter about, much like the "global warming" scam, and hopefully keep them out of more serious mischief.
I agree. As a man from AK is is just appalling that blacks in slavery get no pay.
IN his 2008 book George Washington said “No I don’t think so”
get a F’ing job, stop having fatherless kids by the boat load and grow up.