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Reply to "Survey Shows Most Blacks Favor Slavery Reparations"

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Originally posted by blacknite:
Actually I am at odds with the idea that black America is "Owed" something. I think the people that were owed died years ago. We are their decendants yes, but if you owe an enemy a debt and that enemy and their child dies without recieving any payment, what would make you want to pay off your debt to their grandchildren?


That conclusion is not related to the first part of your comments.

You are saying:
1. Slaves were owed payment
2. Their children were owed inheritance for what their parents did not receive
3. Why would white people want to pay it to any future heirs?

I'm not following your line of thinking. It seems to me that what white people would want to do (while somewhat important), is completely unrelated to whether or not Black people are owed Reparations.

My thinking is:
1. Slaves were owed payment
2. Their children were owed inheritance for what their parents did not receive
3. Their grandchildren were owed inheritance for what their grandparents did not receive

And so forth. I understand that you don't think that actually receiving Reparations is likely, but I still don't see where you feel that Black people are not owed something separate and aside from that and whether or not any real or imagined statute of limitations has run out.

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Speaking about that four-letter word in quotes above... (I'm trying Frenchy)


I know! cabbage Wink
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