Black People : What would you do with your 40 acres and a mule?

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  1. CreativeGrl

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    Now, I know some of this might sound silly, but just humor me for a moment. Suppose the American government, now in 2010, decided to literally give every black descendant of slaves in America 40 acres and a mule.

    1) What would you do with the land?

    Would you keep the land and build a house on it?
    (Keep in mind, the gov't WILL require you to pay taxes on it.)

    Would you hold on to it and pass it down to your kids?

    Would you try to sell it? And if so, what what would you do with the money?

    Would you consider planting a garden on it and selling the food to grocery stores and farmers markets?

    What about combining your land with other black people's land and building a community?

    AND

    2) What would you do with the mule?

    Now, keep in mind that there really isn't a market for mules in this day and age, so selling it may not be so easy.

    Where would you keep it? What would you feed it?

    Would you abandon it in the woods somewhere?

    Keep it as a pet?

    I know this type of payout would have been extremely valuable back in the day, but how would you use your creativity to generate economic value from the same payout in this day and age (especially with the mule)?
     
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    As far as the land is concerned, depends on where it is located and the maintenance costs. Most likely I would sell or keep and build on it. 40 acres aint really much if you out in rural texas or oklahoma.

    The mule i most likely would sell also or donate to a petting zoo. Or a county fair that has mule races. lol!
     
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    There are roughly 40 million black people in America, and you know good and well most of us are going to try and sell that mule. Now who in the heck wants to buy 40 million mules, lol?
     
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    Yeah, I agree with Brother O.

    As for the land, as it is said in real estate, "Location, Location, LOCATION!"

    Location is everything!

    And a mule is an animal for labor.

    With all of the machines available to cultivate some land for farming, a mule wouldn't be needed with today's technology.

    Now, if it was a GOAT, that would be different.

    At least with a goat, you can get milk and cheese, etc..
     
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    Knowing the government, it would probably be swamp land, lol.
     
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    This is where we may have to be creative which is why i mentioned mule racing.

    http://www.muleracing.org/AMRA/index.asp

    A collective of mule trainers can rake some reasonable cash by dominating the mule circuit and taking it to mexico and south america for starters. You know some folks will gamble on anything.

    That's why i said it depends on location.

    http://www.muleracing.org/AMRA/PDFs/amra-CalBred 2009.pdf
     
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    Well, they can START with HILTON HEAD and MYRTLE BEACH and then just work their way UP and DOWN the Eastern Seaboard.

    THEN, they can start INLAND.
     
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    Ooo

    To be truthful, nothing....because we never rEceived it.


    And to tell how i would use it if i had it would be counter productive..
     
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    No doubt the land i'll sale and give the mule in as part of the deal .....
    And take the money , invest it in something that can be common good
     
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