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  1. Matthias

    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    Yes, and that is the biggest plus for the American people. This is an actual government investment into the people. The descendants of slaves will be first, and then the investment will spread to all. This is the kind of transformative government we need to fix our problems.
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    Of course some of you are focused on the check aspect of reparations. Reparations done right will be more than a check. I've mentioned debt cancellation, particularly student loan debt. I've mentioned no interest business loans and home loans, free tuition for 20 years or more, and federal guaranteed jobs. Reparations will be a huge investment into the descendants of slaves, as large or larger than the bailouts to big banks under the Bush and Obama administrations. There's no question we have the money and resources in this country to do it. Slave labor was used to build the richest nation on earth, so it's time a chunk of that is put into the hands of their descendants.
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    Scary moment at practice today...

    Matt is the Luigi of the "Mario" Kalil brothers.
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    Yep. Most owners of slaves who were black fell into this category. At the end of the day, black people were still the slaves and victims. For those interested, here's another awesome video I've found a while back on youtube showing how this country continued to hold black people back long after the Civil War.....
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    Did the black slave owners own white slaves? The "free" blacks were at best second class citizens. It is, but it was Obama who continued the bailouts, the so called first black president.
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    Ok, definitely in that case I understand the anger. I don't want property taken away from anyone. This will be government and all it's assets. When it comes to that, I don't want to spare any resource for reparations.
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    Of course I'll keep re-posting these articles about the bailouts and the money spent..... https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikecollins/2015/07/14/the-big-bank-bailout/#1bc099942d83 Look at that. Trillions.....TRILLIONS!!!!! Where the guns at? Where's the war? Yet people in this country will foam at the mouth if any black person got a penny in reparations. Take a look at another article concerning the bailouts.... https://www.cnbc.com/id/45674390 There really is no telling how much money has been given to these big banks and other industries. My thing is if you can commit $4-29 trillion dollars to the wealthiest of folks who screwed the economy, can the descendants of slaves who largely built early America get a damn nickel?
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    It might start a war within this nation, but the cause of such a war will be solely about the complete hatred this nation has for the black descendants of slaves. That's it. I know this to be true because no such war took place over the bailouts of big banks and other industries. There was no racial riot against these white big bankers that screwed up the economy. Yet the very second any politician hums the thought of reparations, people will take up their AR-15s and raid every black neighborhood in sight. That is hate, that is contempt.
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    Statements like equal opportunity = equal outcome makes no sense. This completely ignores the whole history of black people in this country. You want to talk about stealing from others? What do you think has been the history of slaves and their descendants? Was their labor not stolen? Were their ideas and inventions not stolen? This goes back to the title of this thread and the video in the OP. We are still alive and sharecroppers were slaves.
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    By the way, that Fox business article tells a lie. Nobody's wealth was obtained independently. Government had a firm hand in creating the middle class of America, and that class is pretty much white. Again, look at the New Deal politics and how it strengthened the people right after the Great Depression. Look at the GI Bill right after WWII. The government was making it rain on everyone, except black people of course. Now, they aren't making nothing rain. What does that mean for a group that not only didn't get to benefit during that period, but was terrorized all throughout to this day?
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    Harbingers and blackcat, you don't understand the situation here. Reparations is not something that would be a luxury, but based on the data I gave you, it's the difference between life and death as a group in this country. I've already shown you the median net worth of black families is $1700, and I've shown you that is expected to hit zero by 2050. Now Harbingers, you said you don't put much stock in that prediction, why? It's not much a prediction at all, we are almost zero now. This isn't rocket science economists are doing here. Now when you add in descendants of slaves lack of wealth, mass incarceration, the general calcification of wealth to the top, its all a recipe for disaster. This isn't the 1940s when the government was fighting for the people. Your life in this day and age is going to be determined by your inheritance. It's determined by the wealth your grandparents built. Take a look at this article.... https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/generation-z-redefining-retirement-report Tell me, what is black Americans family legacy? Is it not slavery? Is it not Jim Crow? Is it not the poverty from red-lining, being shut out of the New Deal, and put in prison? The wealth data tells me that is our legacy. So what are we to do, now that schools are becoming privatized and tuition for college is going to insane heights? What are we going to do when everything becomes privatized, and the government allows this to happen? Take a look at this photo... So what are the descendants of slaves, whose net worth is trending downward, going to do when we have to pay private businesses to come and fix our roads? What are we going to do once we have to pay companies to come and take our trash to the dump? All of this is on the horizon when monopolies take over, and there will be no refuge for the descendants of slaves. Harbingers, blackcat, I'm trying to get you to think bigger.
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    Somebody already said it in this thread in that reparations would revolutionize our government and nation. Yes, this is about finally giving what is owed to the descendants of slaves, yet it will also be the beginning of pumping new life into the country for everyone. The government would return to breaking up monopolies for the sake of giving black people an opportunity to enter business, and these businesses will hire all Americans with good wages. I know people dream of a world of $15 dollars in minimum wage, but in this economy a real livable wage would be around $25 an hour. I believe things like this will happen with more black people having real resources to structure our economy. Reparations would be a road map for future moves for all Americans, such as cancellation of student loan debt. (First to black descendants of slaves, then to everyone) This is how I vision bringing about a new golden age to America.
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    By the way Dex, if someone could prove they are the direct descendants of those who were taken advantage of by current day companies, I would be for them receiving those direct reparations. Much like with the story of Georgetown University. The descendants of the slaves Georgetown sold, should receive their share of university's endowment. If it weren't for those slaves, there would be no Georgetown today.
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    When it comes to reparations, it would be the responsibility of the US government to pay it. The nation itself was made wealthy due to slavery. Also, the US played a major role in keeping black people out of building wealth with the Jim Crow period. We also know discrimination happened everywhere. Redlining invented the ghettos in the north and elsewhere. The government and the nation itself played a major role in the suffering and handicapping of black Americans.
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    For those who said slavery ended in 1865

    I'm not an expert concerning the bubble crash, but I've heard it majorly had to deal with banks giving out a bunch of home loans to those who couldn't keep up with the payments. You had a mass amount of foreclosures as a result. Yet really besides all that, the money Bush and Obama gave out, could have been given to the people instead. We are talking 4 trillion plus over a number of years, and still that number is going higher. However Obama, our first "black" president, said those banks were too big to fail. Ultimately he's now sipping on champagne with the big boys on Wall Street. Ultimately what I'm getting at with that is, you probably didn't ask that question concerning where the money was going to come from to do the bailouts. I'm going to let Africa (a continent with over 50 separate countries and many people groups) handle it's own business. I'm talking about the good ol' US of A and it's history.
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