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Wright’s talk, “A Call for Justice and Repair,” followed a statement in which he declared that “The Biblical principle of true repentance is that the offended party is given compensation to make up for that which has been stolen from them, the losses that have been inflicted upon them and their families.”
A reparations plan for blacks could extract several trillion dollars from American taxpayers’ pockets.
Originally posted by deadline527
I'm sick of people trying to get free hand outs.
And why does reperations have to be money?
Originally posted by hinky
As long as the UN pays for it I don't give a damn.
Originally posted by Master_Wii
What about reparations to the native Americans, mexicans, etc etc. This list could go on and on.
Originally posted by xmotex
I think we're going to see "guilt by association" as the primary tactic for the attempted SwiftBoating of Barak Obama.
The Florida State Legislature passed a resolution Wednesday that expressed "profound regret" for the state's role "in sanctioning and perpetuating involuntary servitude upon generations of African slaves," prompting the state's governor to say it might be time for reparations
The award—a land grant of a quarter of a quarter section (one square mile) deeded to heads of households presumably formerly owned by land-holding whites—was the product of Special Field Orders, No. 15, issued January 16, 1865 by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, which applied to black families who lived near the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Sherman's orders specifically allocated "the islands from Charleston, south, the abandoned rice fields along the rivers for thirty miles back from the sea, and the country bordering the St. Johns river, Florida." There was no mention of mules in Sherman's order, although the Army may have distributed them anyway. Federal and state homestead grants of the time ranged from 1/4 section up to a full section.