Ha, this is astonding. Not one black person has responded and you are attacking black people. Telling them what they need to do like you know what they are doing or you know what they think. this has always been a ignorant topic for internet ranting and raving and will continue to be.
I'm not a supporter of reparations, but I will try to explain it to you cause none of you seem to understand what happened in your own country.
Americans alive today were effected by the second class citizenship afford them under Jim Crow. Some were held back by unequal education and most
schools in the north and south didn't start intergrating until the early 1980's. My mother went to a segragated school when she was intergrated
there were protesters in Indiana that followed their bus to school everyday and tried to block their entry. Many people died during that time of
intergration. My mother has told me of watching one boy tossed from a balcony at her high school by white students. In Indiana a northern state.
My own public school wasn't intergrated until 1980 actually my brother's first grade year... there were protesters outside the school from the first
day. The racist inside the school made trying to learn a hell. Most of the black kids were separated into different classes and you winded up with
maybe two are three black kids in the class with you. Most of the teachers were racist. They didn't want us there. That's no joke. I have my own
stories to tell but I will move on.
Don't tell me the laws of this country didn't effect me or my family. You don't know because you are not black and you don't know what it's
like. You don't know what coming home from N.Korea to Jim Crow did to my grandfather and you don't know what watching people lynched and raped did
to my family in Mississippi. This country's laws were racist and black people were forced to pay taxes and go to war while living under a perminate
state of second class citizenry. We pay taxes too. It's not only white people that pay taxes and serve this country. So if some black people want
to sue Aetna Insurance for making billions on insuring slaves as property. I say do ya thang. If black people want to sue the government of the
United States for supporting racist inequality until 1964 and enforcing Jim Crow then taking for nearly twenty years to enforce their own laws with
proper protection for the studentst they intergrated, then I say do ya thang.
Nothing has changed those people outside of my school and in my school are still alive and you can cover your racism by saying get over it but you
don't just wake one day and say, hey i'm no longer racist. You start hiding it and covering it with stupid rants about get over it.
That's my fifty five cents on the matter.
[Edited on 27-11-2003 by Saphronia]