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African Americans Should Receive Reparations

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Started: 3/18/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Nakia12

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The key to the argument of African Americans receiving reparations is WHY? African Americans were Enslaved for more then 200 years. While in slaved the people worked to build America. African Americans should be given reparations as back pay not a apology gift as US government gave Japanese people. Male African Americans fought in War for America as soldiers for the country whom denied their rights as citizens and their ability of prosperity. One of the reasons Japanese were given reparations were because of Racial Prejudice. For 90 years of Jim Crow African Americans were being judged by the color of their skin. Also African Americans were being treated horribly after and during slavery. Families were decreased due to the cost of lynching and killing and their wasn't any justice given to the family members of those people. Us government has failed as a political leadership because of the denial of reparation to African Americans. The denial isn't fair how come Japanese and Indian people were given reparation and Black Americans wasn't? Where is the answer to the question. All groups of a different Race whom were treated UNPLEASENT , What made it different for Black Americans why were they denied? Answer is the color of the skin and where they came from. Black Americans didn't choose to intrude America. White Americans took them from their natural born homes and made them into their pets. African American being denied reparations will never be right. Black Americans suffered so much and for America to have mercy on other race who weren't treated as undesirable as the African Americans doesn't make any sense. The only logical explanation is White Americans aren't over the fact African Americans were Free. Same reason they've made it so hard for African Americans to live in The United States of America in todays society. African Americans didn't deserve to start from the bottom with any sympathy. African Americans should receive reparation its only right.
Freshwaterfrank

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First of all, who is to say they have not been given reparations,
African American would be any person who has direct descent such as a first generation black american.
They make up only 13% of the population.
-Black's make up 31% of those who receive food stamps.
-They make up 40% of those who receive welfare

Even though,
keep 13% in mind
-They make up 37% of the prison population
-50% of gang members
- 67% of those with HIV or AID's
- and all STD's are above 50%
- 57% of homeless
All of this costs money and are burden on taxpayers.

Now you may blame this all on the fact that it's due to white oppression and the conditions they have been raised in, but we both know poverty is possible to overcome. Secondly, statistically, they haven't been contributing members of society.

http://www.statisticbrain.com...

http://www.forbes.com...
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Posted by Nakia12 1 year ago
Nakia12
Excuse me Never have I said anything about money being given back because of slavery the reasoning after slavery is why money should be given back maybe you should carefully read my argument secondly everyone knows US government aren't gonna just give money away with out checking people's back grounds their should be a limit to the blacks who receive the money yes how would it be stupid doesn't matter how far african American generation has came money is still owed african erican contribute to this country as well as other race did .
Posted by Juris_Naturalis 1 year ago
Juris_Naturalis
Current generation African Americans are so far removed from the slave generations that it would be stupid to give money to this generation of African Americans. i'll bet you that Half of that money, whatever amount, would probably end up in the hands of gangs.
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