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Reparations for slavery?

Discussion in 'Race Relations' started by Sunset Rose, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Sunset Rose

    Sunset Rose Mayor

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    Thank you, EatTheRich. I think I heard that Aetna Insurnace Co. was in the slave business too. As well as one of the big schools, I can't think of the name right now.
     
  2. Sunset Rose

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    The name of the school was Georgetown University. In 1838 the school sold 272 enslaved persons that they owned; they were having financial problems. A few years ago the descendants of some of the slaves uncovered this story. To make amends the school offered several of the college age descendants free scholarships to the school. They also re-named some of the buildings on the school grounds, to reflect more diversity.
    I admire Georgetown's actions; it was a nice way to pay reparations to the descendants of those enslaved people.
     
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  3. EatTheRich

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    Take your pick ... Jefferson and Lee ... UVA ... Harvard ... Wall Street was built by slaves too.
     
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  4. marvin martian

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    My people were enslaved by Egyptian blacks, many of whose descendants undoubtedly found their way to America. Gimme money.
     
  5. bdtex

    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    Individual plaintiffs and classes of plaintiffs have to prove that that were personally damaged and the amount of damages have to be proven. What has it been...153 years since slavery was abolished?
     
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  6. EatTheRich

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    FWIW, slavery is still a legal and ongoing practice in the U.S. The thirteenth amendment, section one, reads:

    Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

    This creates a huge loophole for the prison-industrial complex.
     
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  7. Constitutional Sheepdog

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    Slavery is still acceptable in Africa, I'm not sure exactly what makes you think it's leagal in America. Maybe it's Cuba you are thinking about. The leader of the free world lol
     
  8. EatTheRich

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  10. EatTheRich

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    Disagreed but if you want to discuss Cuba perhaps you should start a thread about it instead of hijacking this one.
     
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  11. Constitutional Sheepdog

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    You were the one who brought Cuba into the discussion
     
  12. EatTheRich

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    Not on this thread. You started talking about Cuba in post #38 as a diversion from the topic.
     
  13. Constitutional Sheepdog

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    You're the one that brought up cuba as if you think other threads are irrelevant and forgotten about when you aren't posting in them?
     
  14. EatTheRich

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    Again, that's an appropriate topic for other threads. It is a derailment when the topic is reparations for slavery.
     
  15. Constitutional Sheepdog

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    And dealing with someone who thinks Cuba is the leader of the free world Cuba will always be the topic
     
  16. EatTheRich

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    "From its earliest days the Cuban Revolution has itself been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people."-Nelson Mandela
     
  17. Constitutional Sheepdog

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    Cuba is not I repeat not the leader of the free world no one wants to live in a country with a dictator.
     
  18. Charcat

    Charcat One of the Patsy's

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    Sunset, why do YOU feel like you are entitled to reparations? What is your family history? How long were you a slave?
     
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  19. EatTheRich

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    Poverty is the most terrible dictator there is.
     
  20. Constitutional Sheepdog

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    In America, those who are in poverty choose to be there
     
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