Ok, lets l et at the social history of the original ancestors of the
Slavery was part and parcel of most of the cultures in Africa then and
a few today.
Go get reparations from the people who helped trap them and sell them
Hey, while we're at it. Let's go get every social demographic in h
that has been persecuted, shove a silver spoon in there mouth and tell
it's expected of them to go around demanding they be paid in full.
Hell, I'm part cheroke. How much is that worth. Part French-Canadian,
worth a bit, especially since that ancestor was a slave.
I WANT MY MONEY!
oh, shut up............
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James Rogers [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 10:00 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Reparations
> On 7/29/01 1:32 PM, "Olga Bourlin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > The
> > United States prospered due to slavery, so it seems fair and just
> > United States to give up a teensy bit of that prosperity to help out
> > descendents of some of those families who gave up their entire lives
> > generations (through force) for the sake of the United States.
> Another obvious problem with this in principle is that if you do a
> study of pre-20th century US history, you will find that half of the
> nationalities, ethnicities, religions, etc. represented were badly
> by the government at various points in time. There are even ethnic
> and problems among some white ethnicities today that can be traced
> officially tolerated abuse during the 19th and 18th centuries. If you
> support reparations for blacks in principle, you are allowing
> for groups too numerous to count that can claim legitimate grievances.
> simply don't see the value in resurrecting every single historical
> ever perpetrated in this country.
> -James Rogers
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