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    African Americans say....they would settle for a 17 trillion dollar reparation ......

    Reparations for Black Americans are gaining traction among local U.S. governments, but advocates say federal restitution is needed for the multigenerational harm done by slavery and other forms of oppression.
    Earlier this month, Asheville, N.C., city council members unanimously approved a measure supporting “community reparations” for Black residents. In Rhode Island, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza recently signed an executive order to begin examining the viability of a reparations program for residents of African or indigenous backgrounds. And in June, the California Assembly voted to establish a task force to study and propose recommendations on the issue.
    Proponents of federal reparations argue that localized efforts at atonement, while appreciated, do not go far enough. And they argue that nationwide protests and shifting views on Black Lives Matter could be fertile ground for a long-desired federal bill on reparations, with renewed calls for H.R. 40 — a House bill that would designate a commission to study and develop reparation proposals for African-Americans — to finally get its day on the House floor.
    “I am very pleased and thank them for their affirmation, but the country doesn’t run by local cities’ jurisdictions,” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, told Yahoo News of local efforts at reparations. “It’s run by the federal government.”


    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee listens during a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing about reparations for the descendants of slaves on June 19, 2019. (Cheriss May/NurPhoto)
    Jackson Lee is the lead sponsor of H.R. 40, named after the broken 1865 promise to redistribute Confederate land to former slaves — popularized as “40 acres and a mule” — and introduced by the late Rep. John Conyers Jr. every legislative session from 1989 to 2017. H.R. 40 now has 140 co-sponsors, all Democrats, but there has been no action since a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing in June of last year. A related bill was also introduced last year by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., but hasn’t seen any movement in the GOP-controlled Senate.
    “I am fully confident that we will see a floor action. I can’t tell you whether it will be in the early fall or late fall in actuality, but I do know we’re gaining more and more outside support,” Jackson Lee said.
    She is one of many advocates who argue that local efforts in cities and states do not amount to the restitution needed for real reparation.
    William A. Darity Jr., an economist at Duke University and co-author of “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century,” said the federal government is “the culpable party” on the issue.
    “Because it’s responsible for the legal and authority framework that enabled slavery to be something that was under the law in the United States,” Darity told Yahoo News. “It allowed legal segregation in the United States. It has permitted a variety of atrocities to take place that have gone unpunished. And so it is the nation’s federal government that should pay the bill for reparations as a matter of principle.”
    Rather than direct payments to Black residents — a method often associated with reparations — the city of Asheville intends to provide funding to programs that will increase homeownership and business opportunities for Black residents. In their resolution, Asheville leaders also called on North Carolina and the federal government to provide reparations funding at the state and national levels.
    “If we think about individual towns or cities like Asheville, N.C., that profess to have adopted a reparations plan of some sort, if you look carefully at the content of that proposal, it really means that they’re trying to provide some services to the Black community that they have long not provided. And so that’s a prevention of an ongoing harm, but it is not the same as a compensatory action,” Darity said.
    By many estimates, the federal government is the only party that could even come close to being able to afford to pay the bill for reparations. Darity said the elimination of the racial wealth gap in the U.S. — which he says should be the goal of reparations — would require $10 trillion to $12 trillion. Estimates by Yahoo Finance last year concluded that the cost of reparations could reach as high as $17.1 trillion.


    Enslaved people work on a plantation in South Carolina in 1862. (Adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images)
    And while there’s no broad consensus on exactly how much reparations would cost or what form they should take, general support for reparations appears to be becoming a bit more mainstream. In June, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously endorsed the creation of a federal commission to study and develop reparation proposals. And most Democrats running for president in 2020 said they were in favor of forming a commission to study reparations.
    But any form of reparations legislation may face an uphill battle in Congress. A Gallup poll in 2019 found that 67 percent of Americans were opposed to cash payments to descendants of slaves. Support among Republicans was particularly low, with 92 percent saying they would not support reparations.
    “I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said last year when asked whether reparations should be paid or a public apology should be made by Congress or the president.
    Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., the only Black Republican senator, offered a similar perspective in 2019, according to The Hill.
    “There’s no question that slavery is a scourge on the history of America. The question is: Is reparations a realistic path forward? The answer is no,” Scott said.
    “If you just try to unscramble that egg and figure out who are we compensating, who’s actually paying for it and who was here in 1865 — you start seeing a formula that it’s impossible to unscramble that egg,” Scott continued. “So I think that it’s a nonstarter.”
    But those in favor of a federal reparations bill disagree.
    “I would encourage him to read the legislation more thoroughly and also to know his history more thoroughly,” Jackson Lee said of McConnell. “He obviously is deficient in the knowledge of his history. This is not something that happened 150 years ago. It is a continuing stigma and sin, original sin, of the United States.
    “Everyone here in the United States has benefited from slavery because of the economic wealth that was conveyed to this nation and because of the fact that there are remnants of all of what slaves did,” she continued. “They built the United States Congress — that’s a benefit to Sen. McConnell; maybe they built his office in the Capitol. They built the White House — that’s a benefit to the people of the United States.”
    McConnell’s office had no comment on Jackson Lee’s remarks.

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    give them their reparations in the form of a ONE WAY ticket back to their "claimed" country... AFRICA... NO US passport, NO US citizenship, and NO REENTRY to the US.... EVER..... see just how many would jump on that "bandwagon"....

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtop View Post
    give them their reparations in the form of a ONE WAY ticket back to their "claimed" country... AFRICA... NO US passport, NO US citizenship, and NO REENTRY to the US.... EVER..... see just how many would jump on that "bandwagon"....

    I like your idea Let's make this happen !!!!!


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    While they’re waiting lets send in semi trailers full of 22’s and cheap gin on Us for Free on Friday most of Em will kill each other by Sunday !!


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    Oldtop When I read this 3 minutes ago I ask the same question. This is the way to do this.


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    My exact thoughts.

    On second thought, let’s give them 17T in reparations but they must go back to Africa, give up their citizenship and then we have the right to deduct the costs America has incurred since they got here.

    This would include all the legal and prison costs associated with their lives and all their ancestors. In being responsible for 60% of all violent crime, that number will be very high.

    They must pay reparations to all the victims of their crimes plus victims of their ancestors.

    This would include all welfare money, food and housing plus insurance costs paid by our citizens for them plus all their ancestors.

    This would also include all education costs for them and their ancestors.

    This would include all costs for and public riots they or their ancestors engaged.

    This would also include the cost of all Social Justice programs like affirmative action that they have benefited from plus their ancestors.

    Bottom Line and Total Owed $3.50 and yes they still must return to Africa without US Citizenship. We enjoyed your stay but are more happy to see you go! Thanks for “The Blues!”


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    Quote Originally Posted by VTX1800F View Post
    My exact thoughts.

    On second thought, let’s give them 17T in reparations but they must go back to Africa, give up their citizenship and then we have the right to deduct the costs America has incurred since they got here.

    This would include all the legal and prison costs associated with their lives and all their ancestors. In being responsible for 60% of all violent crime, that number will be very high.

    They must pay reparations to all the victims of their crimes plus victims of their ancestors.

    This would include all welfare money, food and housing plus insurance costs paid by our citizens for them plus all their ancestors.

    This would also include all education costs for them and their ancestors.

    This would include all costs for and public riots they or their ancestors engaged.

    This would also include the cost of all Social Justice programs like affirmative action that they have benefited from plus their ancestors.

    Bottom Line and Total Owed $3.50 and yes they still must return to Africa without US Citizenship. We enjoyed your stay but are more happy to see you go! Thanks for “The Blues!”
    I LIKE IT!!! but by the time all of those "incurred costs" are "paid", THEY will OWE more than the 17T that they are demanding... so where and HOW will they pay up????? In the end, we'll just have to call it a "wash", send them on their way, bar any attempts at future "re-entry" and HAVE A NICE DAY...

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtop View Post
    I LIKE IT!!! but by the time all of those "incurred costs" are "paid", THEY will OWE more than the 17T that they are demanding... so where and HOW will they pay up????? In the end, we'll just have to call it a "wash", send them on their way, bar any attempts at future "re-entry" and HAVE A NICE DAY...
    I agree... "so long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, goodbye".


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    You idiots....what in hell are you saying.....?? Look at all the Law enforcement Officers that would have no job. Three quarters of the prison personal out of work. Those who work in the welfare dept.......people who grow Watermelons, KFC, Nike......all these people unemployed.....and these are just a drop in the bucket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post
    You idiots....what in hell are you saying.....?? Look at all the Law enforcement Officers that would have no job. Three quarters of the prison personal out of work. Those who work in the welfare dept.......people who grow Watermelons, KFC, Nike......all these people unemployed.....and these are just a drop in the bucket.
    Holy Got-cha Catfish, I never thought about that!!! wow, maybe we should reconsider........ naaa, lets go with the plan...


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    Y'all forgot about the gel-curl and other such remedies. And what about the ammo manufacturers that would be out of business.


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