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There are 3 comments on Making a Case for Black Reparations

  1. In the spirit of balance, not only is there the issue that the people receiving reparations did not grow up under the circumstances of people who were harmed. But neither did the people who would be paying those reparations the beneficiaries of the exploitation of those who were harmed.

    My family and I are immigrants, and we had nothing to do with slavery, and neither did the majority of the population of this country whom would end up being the payer for these reparations.

    I, and many who are in my position, would sooner pay for universal healthcare and free higher education for everyone.

    1. This reparations issue has no bearing on where you come from. The USA is the entity that allowed this atrocity to occur legally once it was officially formed as a nation. But since you’re concerned about your responsibility since your family were considered immigrants, you should welcome this redress since your family benefited from programs more so than the ADOS the programs were intended for.

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