Black People Politics : GOP Rep. accuses Obama of advancing ‘slavery reparations’

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    by Nathan Diebenow
    Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 -- 12:11 am


    A Republican congressman from Iowa has accused has accused President Obama of publishing "slavery reparations" through Congress.

    "Figure this out, Madame Speaker: We have a very, very urban Senator, Barack Obama, who has decided he's going to run for president, and what does he do?" Rep. Steve King (R-IA) asked on the House floor Monday night. "He introduces legislation to create a whole new Pigford claim."

    As senator, Obama pushed for a settlement with black farmers and Native Americans who were discriminated against.

    King argued that the claims of African-American farmers and American Indians who were discriminated against in the 1980s and 1990s by the Department of Agriculture are fraudulent. However, the Senate last week approved a $1.2 billion settlement for the Pigford II and Cobell claims. A federal judge approved the settlement in February after an investigation by the FBI.

    Still, King ignored the fact that because of USDA denied the loans to the claimants in a discriminatory fashion -- the settlement's basis -- most of the black farmers lost their livelihoods.

    "We've got to stand up at some point and say, 'We are not gonna pay slavery reparations in the United States Congress,'" he said. "That war's been fought. That was over a century ago. That debt was paid for in blood and it was paid for in the blood of a lot of Yankees, especially. And there's no reparations for the blood that paid for the sin of slavery. No one's filing that claim."

    A USDA spokesperson replied to King's accusations, noting that they are "nothing more than an attempt to derail an effort to provide long-overdue compensation to thousands of farmers who were discriminated against over several decades."

    "Current census numbers on black farmers are not the proper guide for the number of claimants, and certainly no basis for allegations of fraud," the spokesperson said. "Out of the 15,000 claims processed under Pigford I, the FBI determined that only 3 claims were fraudulent, and this Administration is committed to ensuring that the new claims process has integrity and provides justice to those who have suffered discrimination."

    The Pigford settlement has been mired in controversy which crested earlier this year with the firing of USDA appointee and Pigford claimant Shirley Sherrod, due to a right-wing blogger's doctored video of her at a March 2010 NAACP event.


    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/rep-king-equates-black-farmers-settlement-slavery-reparations/
     
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    ***crickets****:10500:
     
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    no comment eh? thought so!
     
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    there will always be some fool saying something foolish.
    the question is do we want to spend time reacting to it?
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Peace and Love!

    GOP Rep. accuses Obama of advancing ‘slavery reparations’...Go President Obama!





     
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    Go what?

    he didn't back Shirley Sherrod, who battled for those farmers,
    nor has he for the record made any statement of support to help ensure that they get the settlement.

    After what he said that he is not for us getting reperations,

    he might just apologize to their false accusation
     
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    Not reacting, defending... I will always speak up when it comes to the ancestors.
     
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    peace

    We should have been able to hear those words thru their silence all of this time. How anyone really expects reperations from these beasts is beyond me anyway. I just don't understand why all of a sudden after 500 years we think their children are going to say ok, here you go, here's a bunch of money for all of your pain and suffering. I don't want anything from them because there is no amount of money to satisfy what they have done and continue to do to our people.....

    How is any of us going to go before congress and ask for reperations anyway when there are still slaves deep in the south. There was a thread with a video about it posted here maybe 7 or 8 months ago i think. The black man in the video had no idea that slavery had ended!

    By the way white Democrats feel the exact same way as that republican that spoke out.

    Hip hop artist Grand Puba said in a song years ago:

    "you see they gave reperations to the japanese
    you see they gave reperations to the jews
    but after 400 years of slavery, rape and murder
    i guess theirs no reperations for the fools"


    Rass Kass put it something like this:

    "Racism is the system of racial subjugation against non-whites
    in every area of human relation
    Entertainment, education, labor, politics
    Law, religion, sex, war and economics
    See blacks were 3/5ths of a man with tax purposes intended
    You think you're Afro-American?
    You're a 14th amendment and a good ni--a
    Jews don't salute the f'n swastika
    but nig-az pledge allegiance to the flag that accosted ya
    "


    So as long as you are still salutin' the flag and playing the politic game with them, they will never take you serious because THEY KNOW THE SYSTEM WAS SET UP TO TRICK US!!

    and some people say want to blame hip hop for the ills of our community....here's two brothers in 2different songs years apart telling/warning us of who we are dealing with and how they see our mind state. And there are about a hundred others!
     
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    are they on th radio right now?
    last week?
    last month?
    last year?

    post the channel so we can all enjoy it
     
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