Black People Politics : New website allows white people to offer #reparations directly to people of color

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,
    You go Natasha


    New website allows white people to offer #reparations directly to people of color


    One Louisiana native just wanted some books. A mother from Oklahoma simply wanted some help to buy a new laptop battery.

    So they, along with dozens of other people of color, took to a new website to ask for help from those who have discriminated against them for decades: white people. Simultaneously, white people came to the site, called Reparations, to offer what they could and to start to answer the question: What can I do to help fix racial injustice? ...


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ffer-reparations-directly-to-people-of-color/

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    But the site isn’t about atoning for slavery, says its creator, Seattle-based artist Natasha Marin.

    “It’s about reparations for things that happened earlier today, for yesterday, for last Thursday,” she said. “This is for the present tense.”


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    I was thinking there was a possibility here for an effort. But then the statement to today's white people who would want to do something to atone for the past in what ever way they could afford, as that is what "reparations" is about, Natasha said further, "It isn't about atoning for slavery, but for things that happened earlier today, for yesterday, for last Thursday. This is for the present tense." This will be seen as a practice without results!

    Everybody on earth has problems, money problems. She wants people to send money because of a bad day? …a bad week? And who is going to send money without the sweet, offer of forgiveness for this generation and future generations who don't accept slavery. It is not for the slavers; but for people who kindly want to embrace the black race with an effort. And where does that money go and how is it being handled etc. The fact is, the only way for reparations is through the government, because how would the working people pay something like that off and get to all the right people?

    Further, there are State and Federal programs that are paid for by people en mass through taxes …food, Welfare, student loans, child care, clinics, etc. It has to be reparations for slavery.
     
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    While the old guard of us squabble about whether or not Reparations should be paid, the younger guard is acting out of knowledge and need. Even Black Lives Matter has place Reparations on a list of demands. In their minds, the younger Black folk, there is no argument that Reparations are due, even Martin L. King told us they wrote a "bad check."

    Well willa, that check has to be made good.

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    You and I are going to be eyewitnesses. It has to go through the Federal government maybe in a tax percent reduction. Will it be like a Federal Lottery win of a million dollars? …a dollar a year for a million years? :laughing:
     
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    Nothing is funny about this willa :facepalm:

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    :oops: :hide: a statement about the government pay plan not the cause. Sorry.
     
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