Would reparations for slavery increase or decrease discrimination against blacks?

Posted by: Skynet

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Yeah, a lot of people would be angry that were otherwise very amicable toward blacks.

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Some people would. Overall, nothing would change.

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NO! People would understand they need to pay for the consequences of our collective biography.

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Only the ones who are already crazy would get angry.

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Yes. Race relations would never recover.

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TBR says2015-07-30T02:51:26.9098016Z
I have seen numbers ranging from ~3billion to 50+ billion. Yes it would lead to outrage from a great many Americans.
Varrack says2015-07-30T02:54:37.6978288Z
You can't possibly make reparations at this point for things that happened 150 years ago...It's ridiculous. Maybe if we invented a time machine and went back to their era and gave them reparations then yeah, but now is unreasonable.
TBR says2015-07-30T02:59:56.1906662Z
I think the discussion has merit Varrack, regardless if it is ever paid. There are plenty of people that would not think one bit about the financial balance sheet if not shoved in their faces.
TBR says2015-07-30T04:48:22.6647741Z
Fortheluts - Are you saying that the USA should not pay the bill they promised to pay and never did? Do you honestly think that the status of a content has anything to do with OUR obligations? Look, this bill will never be paid, but ignoring it is not helpful.
Forthelulz says2015-07-31T19:03:05.7310690Z
At what point did America promise to pay some bill?
TBR says2015-08-06T23:53:29.3582792Z
http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2013/01/40_acres_and_a_mule_promise_to_slaves_the_real_story.html

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