“So, who gets the cash? ALL black people? There are about 2 million immigrants from Africa, one million from Haiti, and about 3 million from the West Indies living in the United States. All of them showed up at least 100 years after slavery ended. And what about the descendants of blacks who owned slaves?
In 1860 about 3,000 blacks in just New Orleans alone owned slaves. Are we going to sort through all of these people to decide who gets what?
And who pays? Uncle Sam? The US Government NEVER owned a single slave!
Slavery existed under the US Government for only 89 years, but under the British Crown for 157 years. Do the Brits have to pay too?
If the US Government pays, it would have to tax an awful lot of people who had nothing to do with slavery. Even in the Old South only one family in 5 owned a slave.
More than 80 million immigrants have come since slavery was abolished, and they have had many millions of descendants. Why should they pay?”
I’m just wondering… we seem to be a very violent society. There is a high rate of homicide. And as long as those who are calling for reparations to blacks, I mean, as long as we are putting folks in groups like this, did you know that over half of all homicides are committed by blacks, who make up only 13 percent of the entire population?
Should all blacks have to pay reparations for this?
That is almost as ridiculous as all whites having to pay money to blacks living today, for something that a non-black living today had nothing to do with.
Do women deserve reparations for not being given the right to vote? And what about homosexuals? They have only recently been given the right to marry each other? Do all heterosexual people owe them reparations?
From the 16th to the 19th Century, Muslims caught and enslaved about a million whites.
The idea that white people need to pay black people reparations is pure lunacy. But that hasn’t stopped many 2020 Democrat Presidential Candidates from at least paying lip service to the idea that it is time to pay up.