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Pretty Politico Jun 19
have been paid to others by the American government, but let's continue to talk about how unconstitutional it is
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The Root Jun 19
Slavery and its legacy is something the United States has never collectively confronted. ICYMI: Free black labor built this country. The idea of receiving for our labor is still a hot topic:
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Essence Of Today Jun 19
It's important to continue to have the conversion about This is one of my favorite speeches of the late Martin Luther King "...we are coming to get it check"
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Zaheer Ali Jun 19
By 1860, 4 million black people were enslaved in the U.S., representing an approximate value of $3 BILLION--the single largest asset of any kind. (Source: Steven Deyle, "Carry Me Back: The Domestic Slave Trade in American Life")
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Tinu Jun 19
The thing that people don't understand about is that Black people aren't demanding what has not been offered to others wronged by the government. Other groups have been compensated for how they were wronged. It's an unfulfilled promise. Not just to us.
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A Dog On Quest Jun 19
If actually come. I hope it isn't only in a form of money. Better education. Better opportunities. Better housing, de-gentrification. Better protection from police brutality. Hundreds of years of slavery man, not even counting segregation.
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Sonya Childress Jun 19
This is my grandmother. Born in Goodwill, Texas 106 years ago. She is very much alive. Her grandfather was born enslaved and was freed on . She can recall family accounts of slavery. This is recent history. American history.
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The Hill Jun 19
Ta-Nehisi Coates at hearing on : "While emancipation dead-bolted the door against the bandits of America, Jim Crow wedged the windows wide open."
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philip lewis Jun 19
"When zip code determines what kind of school you go to. When zip code determines what kind of food you can eat. These are the vestiges of enslavement that people don't want to deal with." - Dr. Julianne Malveaux
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Mark Davis Jun 19
I would suggest that fifty-plus years of affirmative action and quotas constitute a pretty hefty payment. Now can we all get on with our lives?
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Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 Jun 19
0. Now that the hearing farce is over, lets have a REAL discussion right now that will address the questions of reparations in 10 points (continued)
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(((Rep. Nadler))) Jun 19
Sen. McConnell's comments on display an unconscionable denial and lack of knowledge about the true nature, facts, and current consequences of the enslavement of African Americans, on which American democracy, prosperity, and white privilege are founded.
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Sen. Cory Booker Jun 19
We cannot address the institutional racism and white supremacy that has economically oppressed African-Americans for generations without first fully documenting the extent of the harms of slavery and its painful legacy.
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Larry Elder Jun 19
How much should descendants of the 360,000 Union soldiers, who lost their lives fighting to free the slaves, pay to the descendants of the slaves they freed?
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Larry Elder Jun 19
Reparations is the extraction of money from those who were never slave owners to be given to those who were never slaves.
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Larry Elder 22h
“More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the U. S. or to the 13 colonies...White slaves were still being bought and sold in the Ottoman Empire, decades after blacks were freed in the U.S.” --
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Larry Elder Jun 20
How Not To Foster ‘Racial Harmony’ Extract money from those who were never slave owners and transfer it to those who were never slaves.
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Larry Elder Jun 20
Regarding , does anyone really believe that if they were paid, the grievances and demands would end? Anyone angry enough to demand reparations is angry enough to say, “It’s not enough.”
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Adrian Norman Jun 19
Here's my column on why only Democrats should pay reparations.
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BrooklynDad_Defiant! Jun 19
commemorates the day slaves FINALLY learned they were freed – but were told 2 yrs later. 154 years later, this day isn’t a Federal Holiday. 250 years of slavery, still no . STILL no apology from trump for Birtherism. Don’t TELL me to be satisfied.
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