Skip to comments.Mary Frances Berry: We Need a ‘Reparations Superfund’
Posted on 06/08/2014 11:05:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
In 1887, ex-slaves began petitioning the federal government for pensions and compensation for the years they had labored without wages before abolition. When Congress ignored their thousands of petitions, they tried to sue for wage theft but were told they could not. At the very least, the descendants of the tens of thousands of members of the Ex-Slave Pension and Bounty movement whose membership forms stated the number of years they had been working as slaves, along with the names of their slave owners and the plantations on which they lived should be eligible for reparations. Other individuals who can prove the identity of slave ancestors, whether they sought reparations in the 19th century or not, could also be eligible.
Reparations for unpaid labor are restitution, payment for damages to make whole for harm done. No restrictions should be made on how the money is spent. If their ancestors had received wages for their labor they too would have bought what they wanted, invested it as they desired, or given it to churches or schools or charities.
Beyond reparations to individuals, there should be a Reparations Superfund as historian V.P. Franklin suggests...
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These people never stop, which is why leftists usually win in the end.
620,000 Americans died in the civil war.
You get a free house in Detroit!
Also, full reparations includes relocation to one’s continent of ancestry!
They got ice cubes, air conditioning and clean running water.
What else could they want?
We watch their games, go to their concerts, wish we could “Be Like Mike” and erect them to the presidency.
Ain’t that enough?
Seems better than were they would otherwise be living...
Thougn I understand Mogadashu is wonderful this time of year.
Sorry we have been supporting the black community. For over 50 years time for us to get repriations she has it backwards
there are others that have suffered, my dad was in a concentration camp, what should he get
Welfare....there’s your reparations.
They want Reparations and I want a Refund.
I think we’ll just call it even.
I guess you missed this:
MSNBC Host Says “Power of Whiteness” is How People Survived the Holocaust
Just gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme . . .
Shouldn’t the blacks in Nigeria, Angola, etc. start the reparations, since it was them who captured other blacks and then sold them as slaves?
“Mary Frances Berry, the former chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, is the Geraldine R. Segal professor of American social thought...”
I can only imagine the crap taught in her class.
what an incompetent oxygen thief and sucker off the affirmative action teat for decades
I still remember when she was the incompetent chancellor at University of Colorado, turned over the asylum to the inmates, and fled for a “”leave of absence” when black protesters tried to shut down the university over some faux outrage