I am not the greatest when it comes to being a fiance. I scored somewhere between the 50-60th percentile for that section of the relationship. This is how I have been told what I am good at, by my fiancee standard I am far from the fact. Do I feel bad about that at all? Nope!! I am a HUGE work in progress!
It was a lie, I mean a lie.But it was only the first white lie told about reparation.Slave were promised 40 acres and a mule when they won the Civil War,and that didn’t happened as promise by Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman. I considered that as a huge test.
According to black youth project, “More recent lies tell of costs due to the descendants of the enslaved ranging from $36 billion to $10 trillion (Ta-Nehesi Coates’s “ The Case for Reparations” uses numbers on the more conservative end). Connecticut researcher Thomas Chreamer counters these numbers with a more radical range between $5.9 trillion and $14.2 trillion, factoring in services provided, not just wealth created.”
Does the amount previously stated includes the reality that slavery is still on going,or “that the descendants of those who were (are) enslaved in the Americas aren’t the only ones whose wealth—monetary and otherwise—was plundered by the slave trade and colonialism in Africa. None of these numbers factor in fact.”by
The reality is: Black people will never be repaid what has been taken from them over the course of the last five centuries (reparations for Black people remain unpopular in the U.S., despite multi-billion dollar settlements to non-Black populations even decades after the events affecting them). Even if they were, I don’t have to be good at relationship to tell you that the number of Black lives that have been destroyed are beyond repair.
Let’s not forget one thing, we are talking about Whites who thinks they own everything and African American should bow to them for every single thing.I don’t need to know how be a great finance to tell you that the levels of income inequality today are at space proportions, even among white people. And with Black folks entitled to achieve a median net worth of $0 in the coming years, relying on them to give African American anything to fix what they have broken will always be a fool’s errand.
The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of
providing compensation for America’s history of slavery and racial discrimination.
I am definitely impressed to know that this discussion is coming back up over a decade.Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, the sponsor of a resolution to study reparations, put a fine point on the discussion: “I just simply ask: Why not and why not now?” One of the most striking moments came as writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author of a widely read 2014 essay making the case for reparations, challenged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s assertion that no one alive today is responsible for the past treatment of black Americans.
“It’s impossible to imagine America without the inheritance of slavery,” Coates told the House Judiciary panel.
“For a century after the Civil War, black people were subjected to a relentless campaign of terror,” Coates said. “Victims of that plunder are very much alive today. I am sure they’d love a word with the majority leader.”
McConnell, R-Ky., said on Tuesday he doesn’t think “reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living are responsible, is a good idea.”
Wednesday’s hearing coincided with Juneteenth, a cultural holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black people in the United States, and it attracted a crowd. More than a hundred people were lined up to try and get a seat in the hearing room. Those inside frequently reacted to testimony and comments from members of Congress with cheers and boos.
There is no price tag you can put on the heads of our murdered ancestors that could erase the tag that hung around their necks before their lynchings. There are only those who have the power to set the prices, and taking that power away from them. There are only the tests they establish that we will always continue to fail, and refusing to abide by them.
According to BYP,This morning, I came across a video of a British street sweeper smashing a bottle over a white man’s head after the white man threw litter onto the ground, blatantly and purposefully disrespecting the street sweeper’s job. The Black guy’s actions are undoubtedly considered criminal, though it would be hard to argue they weren’t warranted. Still, I can only imagine that the Black man who committed this warranted act of violence was at least fired, and possibly incarcerated.
As an abolitionist, I believe that incarceration is never justice (though I understand that, barring the implementation of alternative practices, it sometimes seems like the only fair thing possible), but it is particularly upsetting when criminalization is a response to actions deserved. And when it comes to what has been made atop the bones of our loved ones, how is it not warranted to take from it? How is it not warranted to burn it to the ground? How is it not warranted to riot? Is that not reparations, too?
There is nothing my grandmother’s murderers can give me to atone for her death. There is, perhaps, much I can take. In calling for reparations for slavery, let us also make sure we are doing all we can to protect the takers.
Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana, paying monetary reparations for the “sins of a small subset of Americans from many generations ago” would be unfair, difficult to carry out in practice and, in his view, likely unconstitutional
As I have stated many years ago from the hood to the beloved city of Manhattan, Whites can’t afford to live without African Americans. They need they people for emotional and continual validations. So keeping them enslaved and suppressed make them feel better about themselves.They are such a control freak and they need African Americans to control.