Black People : Why Reparations Make Sense - TA-NEHISI COATES

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  1. OldSoul

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    Good drop oldsoul, its surprising to me that the article doesn't mention the efforts of Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann, executive director of the Restitution Study Group:

    Reparations Movement Growing Strong...Closer than you think
    Discussion in 'Black People Politics' started by Clyde C Coger Jr, Apr 29, 2010


    It does briefly talk about the efforts of Ogletree and others, such as Congressman Conyers ... but nothing about Deadria's success, unless I missed it.

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    The problem I have with reparations is simple we have misinterpreted the scriptures of the Holy Bible. When it is said, we shall be a stranger in a land not our own and forced to serve then come out with the spoils of Egypt. America or the United States of America is an empire.

    As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize -- or do not want to recognize -- that the United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet. This vast network of American bases on every continent except Antarctica actually constitutes a new form of empire -- an empire of bases with its own geography not likely to be taught in any high school geography class. Without grasping the dimensions of this globe-girdling Baseworld, one can't begin to understand the size and nature of our imperial aspirations or the degree to which a new kind of militarism is undermining our constitutional order.


    African Americans are so damm poliferate with their monies spending much of what they earn of 900 billion spent annually on foolish things. Just a couple billion saved could spurn industry in Africa or any part of the world where it could generate long term profit and fuel our economy locally. It's utterly senseless and damg stupid to be talking about the government giving you money when we have so much already. We live in a freaking empire and any money that we make is the the spoils of that empire, which we should be using to develop our communities.
     
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    This is utter nonsense and makes no sense whatsoever.


     
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