Reply to "US: $3B to end royalty dispute with Indian tribes"

This has no bearing on reparations at all. This is a payoff to bring a resolution to something that has gone on for years. As JWC says, this an issue of law, namely that the government has not paid for the resources that they have taken from Indian lands without compensation.

I do not see reparations ever materializing for descendants of slaves in this country.

As for liking and not liking people, for me justice and recompense have nothing to do with liking anyone. There are quite a few white people I like, and quite a few AA's I can't stand.

Oppression is not about individual likes and dislikes, it is something structural, systemic, and institutional. Racism is not about the intentions of an individual, it is out de facto and de jure instantiation and perpetuation of power, position, and privilege in this society. While for me, the primary community for which I seek redress is the African American community, it does not prohibit me from supporting other peoples or communities in pursuing and achieving the same. So to the extent that this is a boon for my indigenous American brothers and sisters, I am happy for them.
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