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Old 10-12-2018, 10:03 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Slavery happened, and we later became wise and did away with it. Other than continually working to rid ourselves of signs of slavery, there's no need to continue the conversation.

People trying to stir up trouble by going off on a tangent in other way have an agenda to push, either with one extreme side or the other.
When one does away with a social institution such as slavery, it's after effects do not vanish. After slaverly we had Jim Crowe laws. Segregarion and lynchings.

Segregation was alive and well in certain states during my lifetime.

I NEVER want "signs of slavery" to vanish. I think that plantations, for example, should be restored from the vantage point of the enslaved.

After all, plantations were not glamorous mansions for most of their residents. They were forced labor camps, where people were beaten, sold, starved, tortured, raped and killed.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:45 PM
 
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We still have slavery today and many corporations (sadly) benefit from it, either directly but mostly through their supply chain - making the CEOs very wealthy.
I donít think you comprehend slavery. If you donít want to work for a company, you are free to start your own business or find a job elsewhere. A slave doesnít have those choices.


This whole thread is kind of bogus. The vast majority of the wealth in the US was created in the industrial north that didnít have slavery. Slavery was agricultural labor in the south and that didnít scale well enough to create much wealth.
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:55 AM
 
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The average African American is about 25% white...

So they only get 75% of that money...

And as partial whites they have to pay in 25% for their implications as whites...

So they only get 1/2 the money.

Which is pretty good for doing nothing but being part non-white.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:07 AM
 
Location: New York
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Reperations for slavery? So reperations because slavery was outlawed?
Hmmmmm scratches chin....
If Roe V Wade is reversed, who is going to represent the dead who were unjustly killed, who had no voice? Will they get reperations?

Do we just give out reperations because laws are changed?

Do I get my speeding ticket refunded when they change the limit to 65 but I was gigged doing 58 two years prior?

Absurdity on the highest level.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert, AZ
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I totally support reparations those that most deserve them. And that is those of us of Neanderthal heritage. (I'm 2.7%.) Our entire culture was destroyed by invaders some 40,000 years ago. So anyone, worldwide, who doesn't have any measurable amount of Neanderthal DNA, say less than 0.5%, should pay us reparations. I say we each deserve $1 each as of 40,000 years ago, compounded at a modest yearly rate of 5% or so.


Who's with me on this?
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Think I'll just leave this probably racist and offensive propaganda of the patriarchy here for the reparations supporters:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdCJSKWSSdo
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:20 PM
 
Location: New York
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I really like the Neanderthal reparations lol
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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The inability to communicate maturely about race that is highlighted on this thread is an indicator of why race is still an issue in America.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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The inability to communicate maturely about race that is highlighted on this thread is an indicator of why race is still an issue in America.
Perhaps you could demonstrate how it is maturely done.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:48 AM
 
Location: New York
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Why is it even brought up? Oh that's s right some people feel entitled to a free meal, or want people of another race to feel guilty for something they had absolutely nothing to do with.
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