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28. Oh, yeah. Take from the whites and give to the blacks. That'll solve racial tensions real well.

If you're going to say, "But, those whites are still rich from the slave trade," well, so are the people in Africa who helped trade them.

Slavery sucked, and there are still racial problems that persist. No question. But this idea is one of the most asinine I've ever heard.

Here's a better idea:

Universal health care for all Americans and college education paid for all students who acheive a 3.0. Then everyone benefits and has (more) equal access. And how about some foreign aid to Africa?

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  -Reparations BayCityProgressive  Mar-01-07 01:51 PM   #0 
  - I'm with you. Though how reparations could be made baffles me.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Mar-01-07 01:56 PM   #1 
  - I support reperations the same way I support developing transporters  bryant69   Mar-01-07 01:56 PM   #2 
  - I support reparations to any surviving slave.  lvx35   Mar-01-07 01:58 PM   #3 
  - but couldn't the US government  BayCityProgressive   Mar-01-07 02:03 PM   #5 
  - They couldn't even keep the whole Katrina debit-card mess straight....  Sammy Pepys   Mar-01-07 02:08 PM   #7 
  - Its an interesting idea  lvx35   Mar-01-07 02:15 PM   #9 
  - The government doesn't have any money  Bronyraurus   Mar-01-07 04:15 PM   #22 
  - The government has tons of money.  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-01-07 04:19 PM   #26 
     - taxpayers money being wasted  frankenforpres   Mar-01-07 04:28 PM   #31 
     - Or just cut spending.  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-01-07 04:28 PM   #32 
     - The public is willing to pay for it  Bronyraurus   Mar-01-07 04:40 PM   #38 
  - I believe in reparations in the form of a massive infusion of money  cali   Mar-01-07 04:35 PM   #34 
  - Good call. Those blacks had it made during the Jim Crow era.  jeffrey_X   Mar-01-07 08:52 PM   #62 
  - It's not a Black issue but a "Poor Issue" ...  BlueJazz   Mar-01-07 02:01 PM   #4 
  - Anti-reparations  Sammy Pepys   Mar-01-07 02:07 PM   #6 
  - thanks for your opinions it is a hard topic for sure  BayCityProgressive   Mar-01-07 02:14 PM   #8 
  - The wiki article like many ignores the active participation of africans in the slave trade  Solo_in_MD   Mar-01-07 03:15 PM   #19 
     - Africans profited the most from slavery?  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-01-07 04:29 PM   #33 
     - Which west African governments...  LanternWaste   Mar-01-07 05:28 PM   #46 
  - Three of my great grandparents came over  ikojo   Mar-01-07 05:37 PM   #50 
  - Osiyo brother DU'ers  fla nocount   Mar-01-07 02:17 PM   #10 
  - I also think more needs to be done for Native Americans  BayCityProgressive   Mar-01-07 02:26 PM   #11 
  - Absolutely  cgrindley   Mar-01-07 04:41 PM   #39 
  - I think that this topic is brought up to stoke the fires of racism  itsmesgd   Mar-01-07 02:57 PM   #15 
     - Hey, I'm 1/4 bred  fla nocount   Mar-01-07 05:08 PM   #42 
  - Hope this thread can stay civil  goclark   Mar-01-07 02:30 PM   #12 
  - at the very least  BayCityProgressive   Mar-01-07 02:52 PM   #13 
     - I am renewed by your post  goclark   Mar-01-07 04:13 PM   #21 
     - That's a very sensible approach...  Virginia Dare   Mar-02-07 04:14 PM   #70 
  - The best reparations would be the elimination of institutional racism/classism.  porphyrian   Mar-01-07 02:55 PM   #14 
  - if we had things like  BayCityProgressive   Mar-01-07 02:58 PM   #16 
     - I agree completely, and I'm stubborn enough to still think we can change this. - n/t  porphyrian   Mar-01-07 03:05 PM   #17 
  - Reparations make no sense to me. How do you prove your ancestors were slaves?  Sapere aude   Mar-01-07 03:11 PM   #18 
  - okay I propose another question  BayCityProgressive   Mar-01-07 03:20 PM   #20 
  - No  Bronyraurus   Mar-01-07 04:18 PM   #25 
  - IIRC, Jefferson proposed exactly that  Karenina   Mar-01-07 04:35 PM   #35 
     - Holocaust survivors are still alive  Bronyraurus   Mar-01-07 04:42 PM   #41 
  - This is a stupid arguement....of course no slaves are still alive and it's  jeffrey_X   Mar-01-07 05:34 PM   #49 
  - I think the United States government should pay...  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-01-07 04:16 PM   #23 
  - Should they pay reparations to the descendents of internment victims?  Sammy Pepys   Mar-01-07 04:18 PM   #24 
     - They already did.  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-01-07 04:20 PM   #27 
        - No, they didn't.  Spider Jerusalem   Mar-01-07 05:26 PM   #45 
        - No they didn't.  Sammy Pepys   Mar-02-07 09:28 AM   #63 
  - Oh, yeah. Take from the whites and give to the blacks. That'll solve racial tensions real well.  Dark   Mar-01-07 04:24 PM   #28 
  - Ah  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-01-07 04:27 PM   #30 
  - It's not taking from the whites. It's the government giving back  LanternWaste   Mar-01-07 05:33 PM   #48 
  - Not all whites are rich.  ikojo   Mar-01-07 05:44 PM   #52 
  - eww  Truth Hurts A Lot   Mar-01-07 08:28 PM   #61 
  - No, I Don't.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Mar-01-07 04:25 PM   #29 
  - But they did suffer.  cali   Mar-01-07 04:39 PM   #36 
     - From A Socially Responsible Perspective Absolutely.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Mar-01-07 04:42 PM   #40 
  - No  cgrindley   Mar-01-07 04:39 PM   #37 
  - I think Al Sharpton should get reparations from Thurmond's estate.  live love laugh   Mar-01-07 05:57 PM   #53 
     - Absolutley 100%  cgrindley   Mar-01-07 07:40 PM   #55 
        - It would just bring more problems  Katzenkavalier   Mar-01-07 07:44 PM   #57 
  - yes to reparations. nt.  k_jerome   Mar-01-07 05:10 PM   #43 
  - OK but who pays whom? (n/t)  vincent_vega_lives   Mar-01-07 05:29 PM   #47 
     - we (the people) pay african americans. nt.  k_jerome   Mar-01-07 06:20 PM   #54 
        - "The people" includes African-Americans.  Spider Jerusalem   Mar-01-07 07:57 PM   #58 
           - a portion of african americans tax money would go to paying....  k_jerome   Mar-01-07 08:00 PM   #59 
              - But just giving people a check doesn't address underlying issues and inequalities.  Spider Jerusalem   Mar-01-07 08:12 PM   #60 
              - What about Jamaican, Haitian, Dominican, Cape Verdian and  vincent_vega_lives   Mar-02-07 03:40 PM   #64 
                 - same deal. nt.  k_jerome   Mar-02-07 03:48 PM   #65 
                    - why (n/t)  vincent_vega_lives   Mar-02-07 03:58 PM   #66 
                       - because they share in the results of that episode...  k_jerome   Mar-02-07 04:11 PM   #69 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-01-07 05:19 PM   #44 
  - Let go of the past?  LanternWaste   Mar-01-07 05:37 PM   #51 
  - I support it. I have posted so since the earliest days of the DU in 2001.  David Zephyr   Mar-01-07 07:44 PM   #56 
  - Reperations would just be a mess  gravity   Mar-02-07 04:05 PM   #67 
  - On this question, I don't care what I think. I care what African-Americans think. n/t  Mister Ed   Mar-02-07 04:09 PM   #68 

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