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originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: sine.nomine
An your ancestors most likely prospered while blacks were oppressed by laws AFTER slavery ended. I'm not suggesting your generation of ancestors are evil or anything either. But rather that black folk were oppressed through generations after slavery.
The reason that reparations doesn't extend to other minorities is that their oppression is much smaller and reperations to black folk is already a massive undertaking if enacted.
The ability to build wealth by blacks has been significantly reduced compared to white folk
The ability to build wealth by blacks has been significantly reduced compared to white folk. That's the issue of reparations.
So in fairness to equality, does this extend to any other race?
Hmm.. I did not tell black folks what to be offended by.. I just have stated, over and over, that black folk have had far less opportunities to build wealth through various forms of oppression and slavery.
I am creating an argument to what the other side is thinking.. Not sure how that is telling you how to be offended or stand politically.