Since when does the actions of people from over 150-years ago need to be corrected today?
If your great great great great great grandfather stole something or even committed murder, does that mean that you should have to make reparation today for his crimes so long ago?
The question is ludicrous, but that’s exactly what Democrats are suggesting.
Some of the top 2020 Democratic White House Candidates are saying that they support making reparation to black Americans due to the slavery that took place 2 centuries ago.
This kind of racist absurdity begs more questions that no one will dare entertain.
Fox News – Dem 2020 hopefuls Harris, Warren say they embrace idea of reparations for black Americans: report – Two leading Democratic presidential candidates — U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts — have reportedly said they support reparations for black Americans affected by slavery, reflecting a shift in the importance of race and identity issues within the party.
The New York Times reported Thursday that Harris doubled down on her support for reparations after agreeing with a host on the popular radio show “The Breakfast Club” that the race-conscious policy was necessary to address the legacies of slavery and discrimination in the United States.
“We have to be honest that people in this country do not start from the same place or have access to the same opportunities,” Harris said in the statement to the Times. “I’m serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments in black communities.”
Warren also supports reparations…
Using the same logic, what about the thousands of white Irish that were enslaved here in America – will reparations be made for them – probably not because they are white.
Also using the same logic, then shouldn’t Egypt be forced to make reparation to every Jew for the 400 years they were held in slavery?
I recall hearing from one black American who was the descendant of a slave, saying that his enslaved ancestors actually had a better life and lived longer than they would have had if they were not brought to America in the first place.
This was a college professor who said had it not been for slavery, chances are he would still be living poor and uneducated in Africa.
Perhaps that needs to be put forth to those crying for reparation, or, if they insist on reparation, then maybe they need to be shipped back to their homelands where their ancestors were taken from?
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