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Reparations event slated March 6 in Compton
The Los Angeles Wave ^ | February 27, 2014 | Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Contributing Writer

Posted on 03/02/2014 7:17:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

COMPTON — Reparations for African-Americans who endured 200-plus years of slavery in America will be among the topics featured at the second annual Reparations Day event March 6 in Tragniew Park here, organizers said.

The Rev. Meri Kha Ra of Krst Unity Church and Minister Tony Muhammad of the Nation of Islam will speak during the program, hosted by the Compton National Reparations Day Committee.

The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., also will include live entertainment and student essay contest winners from local area high schools.

Reparations is an internationally recognized principle of payment that a group or nation receives as a result of pain, suffering, damages or death.

The concept of reparations for U.S. slavery has gained momentum in recent years as the Washington, D.C.-based National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA) has aggressively argued that all beneficiaries of slavery — including the U.S. government and corporations — should financially compensate the descendants of former slaves.

In 2000, the New York-based Harper's Magazine reported that the United States owes African-Americans more than $100 trillion in reparations.

But the issue of reparations goes far beyond dollars, said Compton event organizer John Peoples.

“What is Reparations? Repair. What is repair? Whatever it takes to make us whole,” Peoples said. “Reparations is not about money.”

Tragniew Park is located at 2121 W. Alondra Blvd.

Information: (310) 632-0577 or email NationalReparationDay3613@gmail.com.


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Forty acres and a mule, right? We own lots of land in Alaska, Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada and Guam.
1 posted on 03/02/2014 7:17:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The rising population of mules in Guam could cause it to tip over.


2 posted on 03/02/2014 7:20:58 PM PST by barmag25 (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m all for giving money to any of the black residents of Compton who can prove they personally endured 200 years of slavery.


3 posted on 03/02/2014 7:21:01 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>Reparations for African-Americans who endured 200-plus years<<

We can talk the the ones still alive 200 years later.


4 posted on 03/02/2014 7:21:21 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dreamers, they are blessed to live in the greatest Country on this Earth and they beg.


5 posted on 03/02/2014 7:21:25 PM PST by Eska
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They have been getting reparations for the last 60 years. I think someone maybe Rush pointed out that Blacks in America have been the recipient of over a trillion dollars in government benefits since the war on poverty began.


6 posted on 03/02/2014 7:21:32 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

there were slaves in California?


7 posted on 03/02/2014 7:22:44 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Reparations for African-Americans who endured 200-plus years of slavery in America”

That would be some real OLD Africans.

9 posted on 03/02/2014 7:23:51 PM PST by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here we go -- AGAIN!!

Reparations for slavery?

When a black woman is one of the richest people in America?

When a black man was Secretary of State??

When a black woman was Secretary of State?

When black men have sat -- and do sit -- on the Supreme Court??

When a black would-be despot sits in the White House?????

When countless black men have risen to the top of the ranks of the richest in professional sports and show business?? Men like Hank Aaron. Men like Bill Cosby who... (Never mind. As we all know, Bill's either an Uncle Tom or Oreo Cookie, depending on which black race pimp you listen to.)

And, how about Liberation Theology?

Liberation from WHAT? The chance to achieve and succeed??

Give me a break!!

Let me make it clear right up front: I am NOT a racist. I supported Herman Cain in his run for the Senate and supported him in his run for the WH. And if Allen West goes for it, he, too, has my support.

I also consider Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams two of the finest economists and minds extant today. In case you don’t know them, both are black.

Sowell, Williams and Cain – among others -- have spoken out against those fellow blacks who castigate and vilify America for a slavery now long in our past. And ALL thinking men and women oppose the periodic calls for reparations. (When he ran, I supported Alan Keyes. I even spoke in his stead on the RTKABA at a Capitol rally and was asked to fill in for him on his radio show at the time. Sadly, while I still consider Alan a good man, I have had to rethink my support since he came out FOR reparations.)

The fact is that the modern descendants of slaves brought here in chains in admittedly miserable, soul-gutting conditions now calling for reparations need to remember something:

They should not only be glad to be in America, they should be glad to be ANYWHERE!

Had their ancestors NOT been brought OUT of Africa – many by Muslim slave raiders --the blood of those ancestors would have run into the earth over there several centuries ago, victims of the OTHER black tribes that captured them in one of the interminable tribal conflicts STILL ravaging that sad continent and these modern day would-be "plaintiffs" would not even exist.

And I would remind you that slavery is STILL practiced in parts of Africa (mainly by – American BLACK muslims LISTEN UP!! -- MUSLIMS) and Asia today. How ironic that disgruntled American blacks are embracing a system that participated mightily in their initial bondage – and would, if Islam takes root here, probably put any who cling to their Christianity back INTO BONDAGE – or to the sword. In fact, as the majority of muslims consider black folks as “sub-human”, many of you black muzzies will get the axe.

95% of the African slaves who were transported across the Atlantic went to South and Central America, mainly to Portuguese, Spanish and French possessions, and that less than 5% of the slaves who crossed the Atlantic went to the United States, it was remarkable that the vast majority of academic research, films, books and articles concerning the slave trade concentrated only on the American involvement, as though slavery was a uniquely American aberration.

And should the great-great-great grandchildren of SLAVE OWNING BLACKS also be subject to PAYING these reparations? If so, how do we find THEM?

And I have traced MY family back to the SLAVS. Although the term looks to be related to “slave,” depending on your source, it either means “glory” or “worshipper.” But my family research indicates that many of my of my ancestors LIVED lives of virtual slavery to some despot or other. Do I qualify for reparations? From whom?? And it begs a question: Are most of us now living here headed into a modern form off that servitude? But that’s a topic for another discussion.

The official US Census of 1830 lists 3,775 free blacks who owned 12,740 black slaves. Furthermore, the story outlines the history of slavery here, and the first slave owner, the Father of American slavery, was Mr Anthony Johnson, of Northampton, Virginia. His slave was John Casor, the first slave for life. Both were black Africans. The story is very readable, and outlines cases of free black women owning their husbands, free black parents selling their children into slavery to white owners, and absentee free black slave owners, who leased their slaves to plantation owners. -"Selling Poor Steven", American Heritage Magazine, Feb/Mar 1993 (Vol. 441) p 90

Of course, a full telling of Black History would not be complete without a recitation of the origin of slavery in the Virginia colony: Virginia, Guide to The Old Dominion, WPA Writers' Program, Oxford University Press, NY, 1940, p. 378

A few more salient points on the subject:

Until the US declared independence, the Colonies were REQUIRED by the King of England to embrace slavery.

The Northwest Ordinance (1789) prohibited slavery in federal territories.

A law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the US became effective in 1808.

Beginning in 1820, the Democratic Congress started passing laws allowing and encouraging slavery.

It was only after the Republican Party (many of whom were southern Blacks) was formed some 40 years later that the anti-slavery movement was able to move forward.

And the holier-than-thou Northern liberals are strangely silent on recent archeological evidence from NEW YORK CITY clearly tracing the financing of the slave trade to NORTHERN BUSINESSMEN!!

At the height of his remarkable boxing career, Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay), once declared, “I’m glad my great-grandpa got on that boat.”

And speaking of ancestors, my paternal grandmother’s daddy joined with the 80th Ohio Volunteer Infantry early in the War Between the States (re-upped twice) and fought on the Union side at Chickamauga, Vicksburg, Jackson then joined up with Sherman for that infamous march to the sea through Georgia. My wife’s great-great grandpappy ALSO fought for the Union. While I revere the memory of my ancestors, inasmuch as that conflict was less about slavery than it was the economic exploitation and abuse of the South by the North, I fear they MAY have been on the wrong side.

Author Robert Hitt Neill tells of attending a Tennessee Mountain Writer’s Conference years ago with several other authors. Among them was Alex Hailey, celebrated author of “Roots.” Watching a TV news show, a group of them watched a demonstration in a Southern state against the “Rebel” flag incorporated into that state’s flag. The very next report covered a famine in Africa. Graphic images showed dead bodies, starving children with distended tummies and runny noses and dying people covered with flies, too weak to brush them away.

Mr. Hailey intoned in a low, serious voice, “Every time an American black sees a story like that, they should find a Confederate flag and kiss it.” He then pointed to the TV screen and continued, “Because these would be me and my descendants, except for American slavery. I thank God that my family and I are here instead of there.”

Next problem!

Dick Bachert

AFTERWORD:

A few additional facts on the subject:

Until the US declared independence, we were required by the King of England to embrace slavery.

The Northwest Ordinance (1789) prohibited slavery in federal territories.

A law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the US became effective in 1808.

Beginning in 1820, the Democratic Congress started passing laws allowing and encouraging slavery.

It was only after the Republican Party (many of whom were southern Blacks) was formed some 40 years later that the anti-slavery movement was able to move forward.

10 posted on 03/02/2014 7:24:01 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
should financially compensate the descendants of former slaves

Are there any former slaves still living?

11 posted on 03/02/2014 7:25:27 PM PST by teacherwoes (Alethephobia-fear of hearing the truth)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t get their 50K from the Massive Fraud at USDA in Pigford ?


12 posted on 03/02/2014 7:25:54 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reparations is an internationally recognized principle of payment that a group or nation receives as a result of pain, suffering, damages or death.

Name a country that's paid out.

13 posted on 03/02/2014 7:25:59 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Straight outta Compton????

Are they going to sing “The Reparations Rap”???


14 posted on 03/02/2014 7:26:20 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (t)
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To: henkster

Slavery never existed in he state of California so why Compton?


15 posted on 03/02/2014 7:26:27 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

Cause N.W.A. came from there?


16 posted on 03/02/2014 7:27:02 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I assume we’ll subtract from the gross amount all the transfer payments since 1965 Great Society hoax, and compensation for all the jobs the white man didn’t get because of affirmative action, and all the college scholarships the white man didn’t get because of diversity mandates, and compensation for all the descendants of the white men who fought and died to free the slaves, right? Right?


17 posted on 03/02/2014 7:27:17 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not one f$&!#% dime. No discussion. No deal.


18 posted on 03/02/2014 7:29:05 PM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
According to the United States Supreme Court, a person is any race they say they are, just as they are any of the 52 different sexual orientations that they say they are.

We are ALL blacks now, and we are ALL entitled to reparations!

19 posted on 03/02/2014 7:30:16 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cripes...America created a country for them to go to, most didn’t go.


20 posted on 03/02/2014 7:30:26 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reparations for African-Americans who endured 200-plus years of slavery in America

I'm all for paying those 200 years and older.

21 posted on 03/02/2014 7:32:02 PM PST by xone
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To: Flick Lives

I think that liberals should give money to a reparations fund. Then they won’t have to feel guilty about this subject.


22 posted on 03/02/2014 7:32:44 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (t)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The answer is no. You want it, you earn it like everybody else. God bless America.


23 posted on 03/02/2014 7:33:05 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m all for reparations for US Military Vets. Including the ones in Compton.


24 posted on 03/02/2014 7:34:49 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: South40

That’s where they’re having the Compton Reparations Party. I figured it would only apply to eligible residents of that city.

It’s like a raffle; you must be present to win.


25 posted on 03/02/2014 7:35:11 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Piece of cake, settle with the two hundred year old person.
Shouldn’t be too hard to find them, right?
/ sarc.


26 posted on 03/02/2014 7:35:55 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
200-plus years of slavery in America ..

In America..But in the US?? 1865 - 1776 = 89 years.

Also I'm 51 now and I've been working and paying taxes since I was 13. Since 1/3rd of my pay goes to taxes, that's 4 months out of the year I work for nothing. 4 months x 38 years = 152 months which equals 12.6 years. 12 years a slave. I WANT MY REPARATIONS!

27 posted on 03/02/2014 7:37:10 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: yldstrk

You never heard of the infamous Los Angeles plantations? /s


28 posted on 03/02/2014 7:37:30 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I admit it...my ancestors did own slaves.

But I'm sure if they had known that I would frown upon it now, they would have never been involved in it.

Also, I have searched all my personal documents and I cannot find one instance of anything that I have now being a result of them owning said slaves.

I made my own way.

You whiners need to make your own way.

It's about time, doncha think?

From my cold dead hands.

And I do not make that statement lightly or in jest.

29 posted on 03/02/2014 7:37:40 PM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: workerbee
Name a country that's paid out.

Germany.

30 posted on 03/02/2014 7:37:42 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: Darksheare

Attack of the Undead Slavers!


31 posted on 03/02/2014 7:38:38 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

nope


32 posted on 03/02/2014 7:39:05 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember when Compton was a respectable, nice city. Yes, I am that old.


33 posted on 03/02/2014 7:40:08 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: OldSmaj
My ancestors did NOT own slaves. But at least one of them volunteered to risk his life for four years on the bloodiest battlefields of the Civil War to free them.

I could demand my reparations from American blacks for the hardships this caused my family back in Watertown, Wisconsin, but I'm willing to call it even.

34 posted on 03/02/2014 7:40:33 PM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A large percentage of “blacks” are half white..
AND not black at all.. then you got your 1/4 white and 1/8 white ones as well..

Whom pays whom what?.. for what?... and how much?..


35 posted on 03/02/2014 7:40:41 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Rev. Meri Kha Ra”

WTF does that stand for, name wise?


36 posted on 03/02/2014 7:41:14 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another event that keeps the Negro man down and poor dreaming he will
not have to bother working if he can just hang on for a little bit longer
for the dream of free money. Not the dream MLK was talking about folks.
Waiting for that payout. Never going to happen, those Black leaders will
clear the bank before 0.01% even hits the streets. And you'll get to
see their Cadillac taillights driving away.
37 posted on 03/02/2014 7:42:49 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There were blacks in the south who owned slaves.

Will their ancestors get reparations too?


39 posted on 03/02/2014 7:43:52 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: molson209

There have been many Pigford type schemes. When I was a kid in the 60s a Federal Judge ordered the government to pay all Blacks who were not given jobs at Eglin AFB because they were Black.

The standard of proof? There was none except I guess you had to be Black. All you had to do was tell them that you wanted to work but never applied because you knew they would turn you down for being Black.

In simple terms, any Black person could get money just for the asking.


40 posted on 03/02/2014 7:44:08 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Army Air Corps

Lol.
Now that “your name is Toby” scene from “Roots” came to mind, only starring zombies.
“Graaagh ur naaaaa!”
“Gurkk. Gukka gikka!”
*whip barely moves, zombie slaver sorta wobbles and drools*
“Tooooograaaa. Ur naaa eh toooooograaAaa.”

Heaven help anyone who ends up in one of these scenes.
Embarrassment for all involved.


41 posted on 03/02/2014 7:44:09 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reparations for African-Americans who endured 200-plus years of slavery in America
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I agree that anyone with black skin who has been a slave in America for 200 or more years should get some kind of compensation..

but anyone who has only been a slave for 199 years or less must wait until that magical 200 years mark is reached before applying..


42 posted on 03/02/2014 7:45:05 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: MaxMax

Bingo, the self-appointed black leaders will skim the bulk of it and blame any deficit on Whitey.


43 posted on 03/02/2014 7:45:14 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: yldstrk
thank you...
44 posted on 03/02/2014 7:45:27 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Tennessee Nana
I agree that anyone with black skin who has been a slave in America for 200 or more years should get some kind of compensation..

Pay them in Confederate money.

45 posted on 03/02/2014 7:45:36 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: molson209

whiskey tango foxtrot


46 posted on 03/02/2014 7:45:40 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reparations for African-Americans who endured 200-plus years of slavery in America
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Meanwhile what about people who were slaves in America but had white skin ???

I ask because I had an ancestor who was a slave in MASS


47 posted on 03/02/2014 7:46:31 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Darksheare

Roger Corman, paging Roger Corman.


48 posted on 03/02/2014 7:46:32 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Eska
Dreamers, they are blessed to live in the greatest Country on this Earth and they beg.

Beg? Sounds more like DEMANDS!!!! (in case you did not get the emphasis) to me.

(BTW, what do folks like Obama do, pay themselves reparations?)

[for legal precedent, see I'm My Own Grandpa]

Does the income of Black entertainers & sports players count as reparations? What about shakedown artists/politicians?

49 posted on 03/02/2014 7:47:30 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reparations for African-Americans who endured 200-plus years of slavery in America.

How many actually endured 200-plus years of slavery in America and are still alive?

There can't be too many of them left.

Slavery ended about 148 years ago.

If they were enslaved for 200 years before that they will now be at least 348 years old.

I say we we can afford to give every living former slave over 300 hundred years old at least $1 million dollars.


50 posted on 03/02/2014 7:47:55 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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