posted on Apr, 2 2019 @ 05:36 PM
Just curious to what people think of this since this is a popular topic in left-leaning presidential candidates. I think reparations should have
happened a long time ago. Black people did get screwed by slavery and jim crow laws. They had a significant disadvantage in creating wealth through
generations. Whereas, white folk had no barriers and have created wealth through generations. Many white people are born poor today, but that does not
discount the opportunities that black folk missed out on to create wealth. Therefor, that is what this term "white privilege" comes from. It's a
subtle benefit that you may or may not receive by being born white. Generations of inequality has made black folks the turtle in the race. Lacking far
behind white people.
Now, having said that, I don't think reparations should be enacted. Reparations will encourage further divide in the country and create a bizarre
welfare system that has no meaning, other than fixing white guilt.
Not only will politicians have to find a right amount of reparations, but also try to pass them through congress. This could take years of debate and
endless fighting. Furthermore, this does nothing but encourage the far-left to be even more extreme than they already are. This country needs
stabilization. Not more hardcore left-wing politics that encourage years of fighting.
I have no doubt that black people got a sh!t card in this country, but trying to fix that card will only create more and more problems. One thing we
don't need is another social issue to argue endlessly about. We need to focus on making America better.
Anyway, that's my rant. This is all opinion and don't take me too seriously. I'm not some professor lecturing at a university.
edit on 2-4-2019 by blueman12 because: (no reason given)