Aside the usual "Africans sold their own people"(never mind that white traders exacerbated issues between enemy tribes by importing guns and creating an arms race where the tribes had to agree to the demand of the traders, which they also did with Native Americans), "no black person alive today is a
Aside the usual "Africans sold their own people"(never mind that white traders exacerbated issues between enemy tribes by importing guns and creating an arms race where the tribes had to agree to the demand of the traders, which they also did with Native Americans), "no black person alive today is a slave" or "no black person in America today has been affected in anyway from slavery 150 years ago (despite that most blacks today live in ghettos because of segregation, and you could also argue that no Native American today is suffering from having their land stolen well over a hundred years ago), and "slavery and segregation were legal, no laws were broken (no laws were broken with stealing land from native Americans either, that was legal as well)arguments, one of the biggest arguments against reparations for blacks from not only slavery but also the subsequent segregation that still continues today is "why should I pay for something that I had no part in?"
That has me wondering, when the government paid reparations for Native Americans looooong after the actual Native Americans whose land were stolen had all died, did white people individually pay for that? I'm just wondering because the "why should I pay?" is one of the biggest arguments I hear about blacks. By the way, from my understanding, they promised the blacks "40acres and a mule" so reparations for blacks were promised.
Howard: no the government did, which is why I cant understand how so many white people feel that black reparations would hurt white people individually.
White people paid the Indians ~$16 in cheap trinket jewelry in exchange for Manhattan island in New York City.
Cherokees were treated very poorly and moved west in the trail of tears. Yet for some reason you never hear them cry, complain, or hustle the government / tax payers for "reparations" or special treatment. Other minorities could learn from this brave people called the Cherokee.
Yeah, and the government also promised a chicken in every pot. Blacks have gotten more than their fair share of dollars over the years. Special schools, grants to college, welfare, taxpayers rebuild what the inner city blacks burn down; and whites and blacks have intermixed enough so that it would be hard to determine who gets what. And it would hurt me personally because they would be getting MY money. Blacks can earn their own money (and the majority do).
We have separations of people in this country BECAUSE OF CRIME !! and it just so happens that, per capita, some black groups commit a lot of crime (and then get glorified by other blacks).
You just asked this two days ago. https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index…