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Reply to "Survey Shows Most Blacks Favor Slavery Reparations"

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Originally posted by Blacksanction:
JWC

I came from St. Kitts B.W.I.

I my intent was sarcasm as I full well know that neither I nor my ancestors are going to get reparations anytime in the future.


That's true because this particular issue is about African Americans. But, if St. Kitts has some kind of movement in the future...

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As well due to some of my great great grand parents mixing with white and asian I am not 100% black but in appearance.


Oh', you're an MGM (multi-generation mixture). You're special. There is a website and a thread about people just like you.

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So I was wondering aloud how this would factor in (reparation payments) as some afro-americans face the same problem.


Problem? What problem?

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I further believe that if the Native North Americans are not getting settlement claims for their lands and the genocide perpatrated against their ancestors it is unlikely to expect reparation for former slaves- the cost is not one that the majority would want to pay for some thing that they were not involved with.


No one here was involved in the decision to intern the Japanese, but our tax dollars paid for their reparations. We didn't benefit financially from it, either. But no one asked me if it was okay to take my tax dollars. Dagnabit!!

I wonder why the political disenfranchisement of the formerly enslaved is never addressed by the opponents of the movement. The debt of a government isn't limited to the lifespan of human beings. That should be clear considering Haiti was extorted for reparations (loss of slave labor) to France, with the backing of the U.S. government, and it took them 100 years to pay it... but pay it they did.

As someone posted previously, the rightness or wrongness of reparations is the issue, not whether it seems feasible to any one individual.
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