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originally posted by: DanDanDat
It's a interesting idea; but if you limite it to any person of African decent who can prove their ancestry in America predates 1865 than it won't have much of an affect on race relations. It's not just those the ancestors of slaves who think they are owed something but the whole community of people of color. If you dont do something to appease them all it won't help much.
But if you expand your idea to all people of color (not just the ancestors of slaves) than it wouldn't be fair to everyone else.
And that's the problem with "reperations"; they really can't help matters and they probably will hurt matters more. "Reperations" are a backward thinking solution to race relations ... we need forward thinking solution.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
Reparations are an outdated (literally) concept. What happened happened hundreds of years ago, no one alive today wa alive back then so what's the point?