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Old 09-09-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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How much should African Americans get paid for reparations?

Are you kidding? People of African descent and indiginous people should be on their knees thanking God for the suffering their ancestor's endured so that they can have such a great life now in a terrible world, filled with tyranny and poverty, how thankful should they be that they were born in such a nation that gives EVERYONE the opportunity to work hard and accomplish their life's dreams.
There are millions, perhaps billions, that would give anything to be in the shoes of the average American.
Thank God and pray for your ancestors. Honor their sacrifice that it won't have been in vain.

Some think Obama will give it to them if
he gets elected.
How about the Jewish
people then and the way they were
treated?
I have never seen them ask
for reparations.
The ones I have seen
on here asking for reparations are African
Americans.
I saw what this one guy was
actually asking, yeah right, he wouldn't
have to work.

How much should African Americans get paid for reparations?



Oh I forgot to add this sorry:

Comeback.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Obama Channels Wright-- Wants Reparations For African-AmeriKKKans

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright would be proud...
Obama thinks it's time for G-damn AmeriKKKa to hand out reparations to blacks.

He'll have to add a few more billion to his already extravagant socialist agenda.

(Star-Bulletin)
Democratic Candidate Barack Obama told a Chicago audience on Sunday the he believes in reparations "not just in words but in deeds."

"I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds."

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/07/victim-obama-wants-reparations-for.html (broken link)

Last edited by Miborn; 09-09-2008 at 11:24 AM.. Reason: added to forgot something
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Who's asking for reparations exactly? Obama does not support the idea.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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You couldn't stuff more words into Obama's mouth if you had a battering ram. Is it fun to just make stuff up?
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Miborn View Post
How much should African Americans get paid for reparations?

Are you kidding? People of African descent and indiginous people should be on their knees thanking God for the suffering their ancestor's endured so that they can have such a great life now in a terrible world, filled with tyranny and poverty, how thankful should they be that they were born in such a nation that gives EVERYONE the opportunity to work hard and accomplish their life's dreams.
There are millions, perhaps billions, that would give anything to be in the shoes of the average American.
Thank God and pray for your ancestors. Honor their sacrifice that it won't have been in vain.

Some think Obama will give it to them if
he gets elected.
How about the Jewish
people then and the way they were
treated?
I have never seen them ask
for reparations.
The ones I have seen
on here asking for reparations are African
Americans.
I saw what this one guy was
actually asking, yeah right, he wouldn't
have to work.

How much should African Americans get paid for reparations?
Unless Obama pays out of pocket he will not be giving anyone anything. It would have to be passed in order to go into effect.

You should spend your time asking your candidate why they dodge the issues at every press event (just like Obama does) and ask them why they don't speak of their stances on the issues, and just post them in the internet. Why campaign then?
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Obama does not support reparations.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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You couldn't stuff more words into Obama's mouth if you had a battering ram. Is it fun to just make stuff up?
Your words kinda remind me of the same pointed toward Palin and McCain. Too funny, but a good jab, roc!
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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If anything Obama has been a voice for african americans to step up and fight against stereotypes by achieving goals. He hasn't said affirmitave action should end, because to be honest not all places have healed yet, some places might never do it, and some think no where truly has. But overall he's saying that affirmitive action in conjuction with efforts from the black community can get everyone onto a level playing field. Once we get there, which is likely to be a while, affirmitive action can end, and we can all live together better. I think Obama is the only person currently who can inspire the black community to step up in such a large way, and it is something to take into account when considering what you want for america.

I think the idea that african americans have it easy, or should be overwhemingly grateful for what they have and just shut up about their issues is insulting. They are americans just like anyone else but aren't yet treated that way. We've made great steps and will continue to as long as ideals like that don't make their way through.
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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Obama mentioned words and deeds, not cash.

From his speech on race last spring:

"In the white community, the path to a more perfect union means acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination - and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past - are real and must be addressed. Not just with words, but with deeds - by investing in our schools and our communities; by enforcing our civil rights laws and ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system; by providing this generation with ladders of opportunity that were unavailable for previous generations. It requires all Americans to realize that your dreams do not have to come at the expense of my dreams; that investing in the health, welfare, and education of black and brown and white children will ultimately help all of America prosper."
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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Obama mentioned words and deeds, not cash.

From his speech on race last spring:

"In the white community, the path to a more perfect union means acknowledging that what ails the African-American community does not just exist in the minds of black people; that the legacy of discrimination - and current incidents of discrimination, while less overt than in the past - are real and must be addressed. Not just with words, but with deeds - by investing in our schools and our communities; by enforcing our civil rights laws and ensuring fairness in our criminal justice system; by providing this generation with ladders of opportunity that were unavailable for previous generations. It requires all Americans to realize that your dreams do not have to come at the expense of my dreams; that investing in the health, welfare, and education of black and brown and white children will ultimately help all of America prosper."
Exactly...its amazing how the quote was stopped at the point where it was being explained.

Its amazing how so many people pass of what they heard from Mr. Charlie at the general store as facts.
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Old 09-09-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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Where is the OP with a rebuttal or retraction?
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