Black People : Canadian reparation

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    TORONTO - More than a century ago, Canada forced tens of thousands of Chinese who helped build the nation's railroad to pay a "head tax" if they wished to remain in the country. Yesterday, Canada apologized.

    Five frail survivors who paid the head tax - the oldest is 106 - were among those at the atonement ceremony in Ottawa. The government also announced that it would pay compensation.

    The head tax, which started in 1885 at $50 and grew to $500 by 1903 - then two years' wages for Chinese laborers - ended in 1923, when immigration from China was banned. Canada began admitting Chinese again only in 1947.
     
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    canadian reparation...

    very informative,do you james forsee the day when we will get ANY form of reparations here?,i don't.
     
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    i want my forty acres and my jeep
     
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