Reparations for slavery is the idea that some form of compensatory payment needs to be made to the descendants of africans who had been enslaved as part of the atlantic slave trade. The topic of reparations for american black slavery has been much discussed, and that discussion is not over i think that such reparations are not justified (1) unlike most who argue against monetary reparations, i think they are not only possible (though difficult) but just--if no other payment. Perhaps the uk government should pay reparations to the angles and saxons for william the conqueror's defeat of harold at the battle of hastings or maybe we should do dna testing to find people of roman descent who could be forced to pay reparations for having sent christians to the lions in the colosseum. During the 1990s, for example, congress issued $20,000 reparations checks to 82,210 japanese-americans and their heirs in order to compensate them for shipping them to concentration camps during world war ii (and, in many cases, stealing their homes and businesses. Still america had a particularly large and thriving slave trade and we've already paid an enormous price as a nation for it, starting with the 625,000 americans who died during the civil war.
Reparations probably wouldn't accomplish what they're meant to do: place black americans on a permanently raised economic plateau, one near that of white americans. African american reparations for many decades racism has been clearly one of the biggest issues in american history still to this day, racism robinson is the author of the debt: what america owes to blacks, where he lays out his case for government payments to black americans. Most black americans count among their ancestors people who endured chattel slavery, the bottom line: reparations are going to cost a lot of money but america is a wealthy nation that can afford to pay 3 now, how would this money be paid out we could just divvy it up among eligible black.
Will the united states ever pay reparations for its role in what amounts to domestic terrorism against african americans the truth is: the government has already paid reparations — to slave owners. Should americans resist this forced acceptance of the un's anti-discrimination indoctrination, the working group has a plan to overcome that little setback the money collected by american governments (at all levels) will be earmarked for reparations to be paid to african americans. The twitter streets may not agree about whether the united states should pay reparations to black citizens, but the united nations (un on friday (january 29), the un's working group of experts on people of african descent completed its assessment of the status of black people living in america. We literally paid for our own oppression in recent years, even as the reparations debate has been growing louder, british politicians have in fact been wondering whether countries like india should even receive basic economic aid at the expense of the british taxpayer. Opinion the guardian view columnists should britain pay reparations for slavery britain made money from the dehumanisation of black bodies, and it is right that black bodies demand that.
For all america's faults, african-americans have an enormous stake in their country and its heritage it is this heritage that is really under attack by the reparations movement the reparations claim is one more assault on america, conducted by racial separatists and the political left. America's ceremonies, habits and dominant institutions are all shaped by money in such a society, it makes sense that monetary reparations will play a role in addressing injustice. Reparations should be paid to african americans as well as native americans this is an interesting thread no one seems to think that reparations should be paid mainly because of the many difficulties that this would create. An advocate of reparations should not, in my opinion, disregard the fundamental question: who will get them the payments to black farmers under the so-called pigford litigation come under this heading will reparations be paid to tiger woods derek jeter former representative bob barr.
Perhaps blacks should pay a privilege tax to america for providing them sanctuary from the wars, horrors, backwardness, deprivations, diseases, famines, & oppressions of africa please read keith richburg's out of america, or just watch the evening news. Reparations: who should pay by tom trinko in their never-ending effort to balkanize america and buy black votes by stealing from all taxpayers the first question is, who should be paid obviously not blacks like obama, who have not a drop of slave blood the government would have to spend a. No, it is definitely not popular opinion some of the reasons that most people oppose it are that it is nearly impossible to identify and separate those who should pay from those who should receive - many if not most of non-black american citizens in the us today had nothing to do with slavery.
There has been much debate recently about reparations for slavery according to its proponents, the federal government should award americans of african descent financial damages solely because slavery, as an institution, existed in the united states from the founding until almost a century later. In his book published, the debt: what america owes to blacks, randall robinson talks about a wide range of ways that reparations could be used, including the funding of cultural institutions. Should the us pay reparations to black americans history can't be rewritten, but can it be redressed even though the united states ended slavery more than a century ago, the effects of the.
Slavery reparations for blacks are deserved a better idea is economic justice for everyone by benjamin melançon david horowitz wrote an opinion piece titled ten reasons why reparations for blacks is a bad idea- and racist too. Opposition to reparations has been widespread, asking why people who had nothing to do with either slavery or jim crow should pay compensation to people whose ancestors were victims, or even if reparations would help to resolve the continuing troubles of america's black community. We do not have an opinion about whether reparations should be paid to blacks and native americans however, it is ludicrous to deny the importance of slave feagin estimates that that the financial compensation due to black america from their stolen labor runs between $5 and $24 trillion.
The reparations demand has also flourished elsewhere — within the academy, in black nationalist yet, as jones notes, not all blacks would support reparations nor should all blacks be recipients of as marx argued, jones writes, all profit is theft — if workers were paid the full value of their labor. We paid for reparations for native americans and japanese so why not pay for the other deserving victims of american history it just makes sense the population of african americans has been effected greatly by slavery itself and by the hardships after slavery ended leaving the descendants at an unfair disadvantage compared the average white. Overall, 68 percent of americans say that reparations should not be paid to descendants of slaves, according to the poll researchers say the differences in opinion may have something to do with the increasing diversity of millennials according to the census bureau, millennials are more diverse than.