Black People : The Case for Reparations

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  1. CSmith

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    http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

    The Case for Reparations

    Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

    Ta-Nehisi Coates May 21, 2014

    I. “So That's Just One Of My Losses”
    Clyde Ross was born in 1923, the seventh of 13 children, near Clarksdale, Mississippi, the home of the blues. Ross’s parents owned and farmed a 40-acre tract of land, flush with cows, hogs, and mules. Ross’s mother would drive to Clarksdale to do her shopping in a horse and buggy, in which she invested all the pride one might place in a Cadillac. The family owned another horse, with a red coat, which they gave to Clyde. The Ross family wanted for little, save that which all black families in the Deep South then desperately desired—the protection of the law.
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    I've already seen many white people dismissing this, but that's to be expected. Though it's an excellent article and its contents can't be denied. Tell me what you think.
     
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    Why Reparations Make Sense - TA-NEHISI COATES
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    Excellent. Didn't see that topic.
     
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    Good deal, its all good ... This is such an important topic, to the extent that I'm thinking about inviting folk to our Chat Room, to hear the interview, and have real-time discussion afterwards.

    I'll post back to this Thread when I've worked out the particulars.





     
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    And not one dime put in a public fund for our own development out of 900 billion grossed annually. African Americans have a beef with foreigners who come here to this country and get favor from the racist white establishment but foreigners are shocked that the rich African Americans are so poor. Yet African Americans are seen driving Benz, dressing in name brand, wearing 100,000 jewelry and just spending lavishly while their communities rot with underdevelopment.
     
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