quote:In my opinion you are talking about apples and oranges. Reprations, as I see it, is about recuperating lost wages. Period. Affirmative action, for example, is about counterbalancing white racism and sexism. The two - while perhaps connected by a common defendant - have little to do with each other.
MBM your point is well taken, but I don't think that any of that would matter to yt. They would be like okay, here you go. Now the playing field is even and quit your bitchin. Understand that I'm not saying that they would be right or that we aren't owed. I am saying that in my experience, the black folks who have the greatest success in this country are the ones who act (and work and network) as if nobody owes them anything and this is the greatest country on earth. It just seems that subconciously once you accept that "they" are foul and "we" have to work twice as hard to get half as far and "they" will never deal with "us" fairly, you (we) can focus on living our dreams. Corny, yeah. Hoky, probably. But this has been my experience.