Re: Reparations

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 22:37:17 MDT

>From: Greg Burch <>

>BTW, regarding the question of the historical burden of slavery, I like to
>say that the current cost in the U.S. of slavery is the present value of
>price of 40 acres and a mule in 1865.

Which, at first glance, may seem like a decent-sized chunk of dough.
However I assume that it was only freed black men living during 1865 who
were supposed to get that bounty. Assuming that group numbered ~600,000 at
the time, dividing their share amongst their millions of present day black
decendants would amount to about 40 cents and a pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey
game each.


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