quote:Originally posted by Blacksanction:
What you are talking about is unquantifiable as in most cases you will never know how much you were really discriminated against therefore whether you earned x as opposed to 3x does not matter unless you can clearly prove that a systemic block caused your loss of earnings.
There have been cases where this has happened but they tend to be the exeption not the norm.
You base that objection on a personal reward. That is not the form of payment sought. Next!!
quote:I will keep saying it over and over focus on what you have and can prove . You have a mountain of suspicion and a molehill of proof.
You don't know what proof there is because when you're not knowledgeable on the subject. Next!!
quote:Not to throw another group of the victimized but lets take the Chinese immigrants who built the railroads in both the US and Canada, they had to pay a head tax to work on the RR and many lost their lives working in very unsafe conditions. The RR opened up the west to industry and then mining and such. So my question should reparation be given to the families of the Chinese who worked to make the RR rich and powerful?
What about them... and what about them... and what about those folks over there? Were immigrants forced into bondage? No, the very definition of immigrant is someone who migrated of their own free will. When they chained & shackled Africans, threw them in a ship's cargohold, transported them across the sea, lined them up like so much cattle, sold them, separated children from mothers, husbands from wives, and forced them to work (including suckle white babies), does that equate to immigration to you? Why would you put forth such a clearly unthoughtful objection? Next!!
quote:Perhaps I am a bit jaded by the things I see at work and around me. The attitude of "you owe me"
I detect insincerity. Pretentious claims of self-sufficiency seem to be said mostly for the approval of unalikes, not out of any real belief that a debt is not owed. Next!!
quote:Morally yes something should be done to recognize the evil profit of the slave trade and industry but that does not mean at the cost of undermining the numerous achievements that our brothers and sisters have made over the past 60 years.
You just shot down every last one of your own objections.
- In 1979, the Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands received $8.5 million in partial compensation for the unjust treatment to which they had been subjected under federal administration between 1870 and 1946. In 1988 the Aleuts who had been forcibly removed from their islands during World War II... That act also authorized up to $15 million to compensate the Aleuts for the loss of Attu Island, which had been made into a wildlife sanctuary.
Hmmm... now would you object to those people getting their due, since clearly not one of us profited from their forcible removal or the loss of their land, and no one from 1870 was alive in 1979. Would you have had the same objections to their reparations?
Randall Robinson moved to St. Kitts, look him up on your next visit home. He has much wisdom to impart; I wish he didn't have to leave the U.S.