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originally posted by: ketsuko
What about the free blacks who owned slaves themselves in the US? Should their descendants have to pay along with anyone else who can be traced to owning slaves, even those who have both slave and slave owner blood?
originally posted by: ravenshadow13
The US already ignores a plethora of UN resolutions and agreed-upon commitments. So ignoring this one would be nothing new, regardless of who is in the White House, because it's really a congressional issue more than anything.
Indentured Servants. Indentured servants are laborers who are under a contract with their master to serve the master for a period of time. In exchange for being servants, they received shelter, food, passage across seas, and accommodations.
Indentured Servants in America. In Colonial America, indentured slaves did not only consist of Africans, but a large majority of them were Irish, Scottish, English, and Germans, who were brought over from Europe and were paying their debt for the passage over sea.
Anthony Johnson. Anthony Johnson was one of the first African Americans to have finished his services as an indentured servant and become a landowner on the Eastern Shore and slave-owner himself.
Bacon's Rebellion. Although indentured servants become free and obtained their own land, they were given land that no one wanted. This discrimination led to Bacon's rebellion. Bacon's rebellion was the first rebellion in Colonial America. The rebellion was a protest against Sir William Berkeley, governors of Virginia.
Indentured to Chattel
Gradual Change of Status. There was a gradual change in the status of African Americans from indentured servants to chattel slaves.
1640 Virginia Courts. In 1640, the Virginia courts had sentenced one of the first black indentured servants to slavery.
John Casor. In 1654, John Casor became the first legal slave in America. Anthony Johnson, previously an African indentured slave, claimed John Casor as his slave. The Northampton County rule against Casor, and declared him propter for life by Anthony Johnson.Since Africans were not English, they were not covered by the English Common Law.
originally posted by: Fowlerstoad
a reply to: burdman30ott6
Wow ... I cannot believe this.
Slavery ended in the US over 150 years ago.
Nobody alive remembers it. My own family of immigrants came here after it was done, and my wife's family are both immigrants and Native Americans. If anyone deserves reparations it is the Native Americans....
So: wtf? Where does the money for reparations come from? Our taxes?
And not all people of color in the US have slavery in their past, though probably most do, admittedly.
I am actually pissed about this -- the UN. Fools. I am becoming anti-UN pretty fast these days. They don't represent me, that is for sure.
originally posted by: MrSpad
Some sub group of a sub group of an UN affiliated group had a panel that suggested this. Not like it is the UN itself. Considering the US ignores the US over hundreds of things why would this be any different? Granted Trump would likely get confused and and think that the UN was the University of Nebraska and spend an hour bashing Nebraskans, then when somebody corrects him and asks if he owns Nebraska an apology, he would deny he ever said anything about Nebraska.
Considering that was a panel that met and not the UN itself I do not see what this would have to do with Clinton or Trump. This is like asking a President weigh in on a PTA meeting in Guam.
a reply to: ketsuko My family were Irish slaves (my cousin found this when tracing our history)...do I get money? Woohoo!
Ok,why were the reparations paid after the Civil War to the ACTUAL slaves not enough?And the confiscated lands that were given to the ex-slaves?They deserved it,but why do people who never were slaves deserve a penny
Hillary would go with it; she pretty much said last night that we're all a bunch of racists.