quote:Originally posted by NativeAlien:
Isome wrote:quote:Reparations is the solution to the debt owed. That's the only problem it is meant to rectify.
Respectfully, I have an issue with that. I don't see anything as being owed to me except a fair chance at the things I need. I, personally, didn't earn it. That doesn't mean I think what happened was good or fair. It is just that I did no work for it and no one promised me, personally, money for it.
Reparations includes recompense for that fair chance that you want, and that those before you did not get. The wealth gap in this country can be directly linked to the headstart afforded slave owners by free slave labor, businesses run and owned by white folks that profited from the slave trade, Jim Crow, discriminatory hiring, etc. The effect of that disenfranchisement was that whites were able to prosper in great numbers, compared to the formerly enslaved and their progeny, and then pass the wealth on to the next generation. (I posted the excerpt from an article about the descendant of a slave owner and it alluded to the cummulative effect of wealth handed down.)
However, I think you may also be under the impression that the payment is a personal check in your hand. It is not. (If it were that would be a whole other can of worms to discuss.) White people put that out there to scare other white people, and since the MSM (main stream media) is broadcast far & wide, we are innundated with the same misinformation.