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  • Some white people in Philly are giving away money as reparations. Should you?

    01/24/2018 12:59:38 PM PST · by Prov1322 · 85 replies ^ | January 24, 2018 | Samantha Melamed
    Over the last year, a 35-year-old West Philadelphia resident came to the realization that, while he worked hard for his $120,000-a-year corporate salary, he didn’t necessarily earn it. After all, he figured, his white privilege paved the way for his many advantages: a college education, limited debt, and that well-paying job. “It’s not like I deserve all this money and someone else doesn’t,” he said. “There’s no reason for it other than skin color and forced oppression that’s not that far in the past.” So, he decided to start giving it away — to people of color, as reparations. He...
  • Stepherson, Holmes suspended from Notre Dame football team following arrest

    12/20/2017 5:10:59 PM PST · by BwanaNdege · 16 replies
    WNDU ^ | Dec 20, 2017 | WNDU
    Two Notre Dame football players were arrested Friday night for shoplifting, including wide receiver Kevin Stepherson who has been in trouble with the law before. Freshman running back CJ Holmes was also arrested. They have been suspended indefinitely from the team from all football related activities, Notre Dame football announced Wednesday.
  • Inspector General: IRS Employees Found ‘Harrassing or Abusing Taxpayers’

    12/20/2017 12:01:00 PM PST · by x1stcav · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/20/17 | Staff
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which oversees the Internal Revenue Service, reports that in fiscal 2016 the IRS closed four cases in which IRS employees were found to have violated a law governing their behavior toward taxpayers and that these violations included “harassing and abusing taxpayers and using obscene and profane language.” In 1998, Congress enacted a law imposing restrictions on the way that IRS employees could treat taxpayers. As explained by the IG, this included a prohibition on an IRS employee contacting a taxpayer at “unusual or inconvenient times,” contacting the taxpayer directly if the taxpayer “has...
  • Germany owes Greece €185billion in WWII reparations, say German researchers

    12/14/2017 5:12:49 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    Keep Talking Greece ^ | December 13, 2017 | unattributed
    Does Germany owe indeed Greeks billions of euros in World War II reparations for the damages and the enforced loan during the occupation of the country by the Nazis? So far, Berlin has vehemently rejected any Greek claims. However, two German researchers dug into the documents of the dispute. have discovered and calculated that the German state owes Greece 185 billion euros. Of this not even a 1% has been paid to Greece.
  • Demand your Right to be a Victim... new service offered!

    11/01/2017 6:59:11 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 7 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 11/1/2017 | RedNeckoBlogger
    From the “If ya can’t beat ‘em... join ‘em” department: I hereby offer a new business idea... For a small fee we will research your ethnic past and come up with some “discrimination”, “oppression” and/or “disrespect” that you and/or your ancestors musta endured somewhere, somehow! So you too can claim victim status. Victim status is all the rage these days… great for excusing personal failures and (what used to be called) “responsibility”. No one wants that anymore. Free two-day shipping! I recently researched myself… I was born left-handed, as a result I was not even allowed to try out...
  • Canada seeks to compensate indigenous taken from families

    10/30/2017 7:54:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 30, 2017 6:18 PM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Colleen Cardinal often wondered why her parents turned bright red in the sun but she grew dark along with her sisters. The puzzle was solved when she was a young teen, and the woman she had thought of as her mother disclosed that she had been picked out of a catalog of native children available for adoption. Cardinal was one of thousands of indigenous children taken from their birth families from the 1960s to mid-1980s and sent to live with white families, who officials at the time insisted could give them better care. Many lost touch with their original culture...
  • Reparations for Africans and Their Descendants Explained

    10/09/2017 8:00:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    teleSUR ^ | October 3, 2017
    David Comissiong, chairman of the Caribbean Pan-African Network, has penned a 12-point explainer outlining the campaign for reparations for the legacy of crimes against humanity perpetrated against the sons and daughters of Africa by European nations, the United States and other North American governments. During the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent from 2015-2024, the 12 points read as follows: No impunity; validation of our humanity; knowledge of our history; completion of the emancipation process; compensation must be proportionate to the crime; reparations must produce the just society; we Africans must exercise autonomy throughout the process; we...
  • UN Wants Canada To Apologize, Pay Reparations For Black Slavery

    09/26/2017 4:37:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/25/17 | David Krayden
    The United Nations Human Rights Council says Canada should apologize and pay reparations for slavery and other forms of “anti-black racism.” In a report released Monday, the U.N. advisory group stated: “History informs anti-black racism and racial stereotypes that are so deeply entrenched in institutions, policies and practices, that its institutional and systemic forms are either functionally normalized or rendered invisible, especially to the dominant group.” The British empire had already banned slavery in 1834, and Canada had not become a self-governing dominion until 1867. Prior to its abolition, slavery was never widespread in British North America, although it was...
  • UN Panel Decides America Owes Black People Reparations for 'Racial Terrorism' of the Past

    08/11/2017 2:19:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 31, 2017 | William Vaillancourt
    A 2016 report by a U.N.-affiliated group found that the United States's history of slavery and racial segregation warrants reparations for African Americans. The United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent concluded that “the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent.” The group drew comparisons between lynchings of earlier decades and contemporary police killings. It recommended “urgent action” through “improving the reporting...
  • Amazon’s Post–Civil War Series Will Envision a U.S. Where Freed Slaves Got Their Own Country

    08/11/2017 1:40:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | August 11, 2017 | Sam Adams
    Hollywood projects famously come in pairs, from movies about asteroids to movies about Hercules, and that rule apparently holds true even when it comes to the highly specific subgenre of TV series envisioning an alternate end to the American Civil War. For the last two weeks, HBO and Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been dealing with the backlash over the announcement of Confederate, a TV series set in a United States where the South successfully seceded and slavery remains legal below the Mason-Dixon Line. And now Amazon has revealed that it’s planning Black America, a...
  • Newark reparations march: ‘They stole us, they sold us, they owe us!’

    07/01/2017 9:22:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    Worker's World ^ | July 1, 2017 | Stephen Millies
    Over a hundred people marched through downtown Newark, N.J., on June 24 demanding reparations for the African Holocaust. Called by the People’s Organization for Progress, the demonstration was greeted by people at bus stops with clenched fists. Speaking at a rally, Larry Hamm, chairperson of POP, quoted Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois in saying that at least 150 million people were stolen from Africa during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. World capitalism was built upon this colossal crime, along with the genocide committed against Indigenous peoples throughout the Americas. Hamm noted that New Jersey’s history was intertwined with slavery. The state...
  • Bill would allow N.Y. to compensate descendants of slaves

    05/19/2017 11:54:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Record ^ | May 17, 2017 | Kyle Hughes, NYSNYS News
    ALBANY, N.Y. >> Legislators rolled out a bill Tuesday to create a state commission on the impact of slavery on New York and what kind of reparations should be made to the descendants of freed slaves. “We’re always being studied,” said one of the bill’s sponsors, Assembly member Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn). “Every time I turn around we’re being studied... so here’s one, how about studying the history of slavery in New York State.” “Most people believe that slavery was a southern thing, it was mostly southern states,” he said, but most do not know New York City had more slaves...
  • University Faculty Back Demands For Free Tuition For Black Students

    05/19/2017 11:35:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2017 | David Krayde
    First the student government at Western Kentucky University (WKU) demanded that black students be given free tuition to make up for historical wrongs like slavery and segregation. Now the faculty government at the academic institution are implicitly supporting that demand by insisting the university create a fund to pay education expenses for black students and other “underrepresented groups,” The College Fix reports. The student government resolution insisted that reparations for historical racism be provided “in the form of full and free access for all black people.” Last week, the facility decided to “stand in solidarity” with the students and back...
  • Obama Taking "Symbolic Reparations" [semi-satire]

    04/29/2017 2:42:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Stung by critics who say that former President Barack Obama is showing inordinate greed by accepting fat payments from Wall Street for brief speeches, former Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest argued that "one of the President's greatest regrets during his time in office was his inability to establish a public program of reparations for America's historic mistreatment of racial minorities. Rather than just shrug off his disappointment he has decided to individually extract payments to compensate for those injustices." "We mustn't overlook the fact that the $400,000 per speech fees are being paid by white men to a black man,"...
  • No Free Tuition for Black Students Despite Slavery Reparations Resolution at Western Kentucky

    04/22/2017 10:46:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 21, 2017 | Julia Glum
    Students at Western Kentucky University voted this week to give their black peers free tuition as a way to make amends for slavery, but administrators say it's not going to happen. President Gary Ransdell issued a statement Thursday after the student government passed its "Resolution to Support Reparations" laying out the reasons black students should receive a free education at the Bowling Green school. "We appreciate the Student Government Association’s interest in these issues, but it’s important to clarify that their resolution is not an official position taken by the university," Ransdell wrote. "I have read the SGA resolution, and...
  • What Happened to You White People?

    04/21/2017 8:03:38 AM PDT · by Mama Shawna · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 20 2017 | Mason Weaver
  • Students vote to give blacks free tuition at Western Kentucky University

    04/20/2017 8:02:04 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 109 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    The student government at Western Kentucky University on Tuesday voted in favor of giving free tuition to black students. The school’s Student Government Association passed a resolution by 19-10 supporting slavery reparations for black students in the form of free tuition and free access to the public Bowling Green campus. The resolution also recommends that the university create a task force to “assess the feasibility of test-optional admissions and geographically-weighted admissions,” claiming that some standardized testing poses a disadvantage for needy students and perpetuates inequality and “white supremacy,” The Bowling Green Daily News reported.
  • SGA passes resolution to support reparations for all black students

    04/19/2017 5:26:11 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    The Student Government Association passed resolutions to support reparations for black students, causing varied response from senators and students. Resolution to Support Reparations The resolution aims to send a message to the university that it should acknowledge slavery is “a debt that will never be paid.” The resolution also called for a special task force to be established by WKU to research test-optional admissions and geographically-weighted admissions and for all black people to have full and free access to WKU, including free tuition. “This is something that I think is more importantly about sending a clear message than it is...
  • Column: Case for reparations

    04/17/2017 1:40:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Daily Tarheel ^ | March 24, 2017 | Claude Wilson
    Almost 250 years of slavery, 100 years of legal segregation and discrimination and over 50 years of redlining and other forms of institutional racism beyond that. All of these factors have led to the disproportionate poverty found in black communities in the United States, and all of them are cause for the need for reparations. This idea is not without precedent: in 1952, Israel and West Germany signed an agreement that West Germany would pay reparations to Jewish people from Germany in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Reparations are not unheard of even within the context of the United States....
  • Calculating Reparations: $1.5 Million for Each Slave Descendant in the U.S.

    03/25/2017 3:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Black Agenda Report ^ | January 22, 2013 | Denis Rancourt
    For some descendants of persons held in U.S. chattel bondage, no monetary sum can compensate for the enslavement of their ancestors. However, for those looking for a number, there are various ways to calculate the value of involuntary servitude. Here’s one of them. Calculating Reparations: $1.5 Million for Each Slave Descendant in the U.S. by Denis Rancourt This article previously appeared on Mr. Rancourt’s web site, Activist Teacher. “This calculation includes only the money due to ancestors and their descendants, in terms of the stolen actual labor counted in person-hours.” It is not difficult to calculate a MINIMUM amount of...