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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/should-us-pay-reparations-for-slavery-un-appointed-experts-think-so/ar-BBwIbEN?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE07DHP

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I don't see mexico paying their people for their sex trafficking issue they currently have

or Italy paying their people for all the slaves the romans had

why cant we just let things go

what is going on today is not due to slavery, slavery, in the sense in America that they are talking about, is gone
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Posted 10/1/16 , edited 10/1/16
No, reparations should not be payed. The Japanese-Americans that were DIRECTLY affected by the internment were payed reparations for compensation of time spent interned. Modern African-Americans on the other hand were not enslaved and should not be payed.
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Posted 10/1/16 , edited 10/2/16
I think we should stop talking about it, and actually do something about it if it's actually happening.

IDK pretty simple right? Right!?

That's probably the most difficult thing that people can do. Understand a fucking issue that can be easily avoided, and effortlessly solved.

Sounds like the real world to me.

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Posted 10/1/16 , edited 10/1/16
No.

Do Muslims have to repay things for the Europeans they inslaved? No. And they shouldn't have to. What happened in the past, is the past.

Just like the Mongols don't have to pay anything for being the largest empire on the planet, and killing millions.

Stupid article.
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Posted 10/1/16 , edited 10/3/16
Reparations = 1 one-way first class plane ticket to the country of your choice (if they will take you)
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Lol, ask Germany and an assload of other countries to pay up from WWII then.

This question is ridiculous to even ask.
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No. Should those Africans who originally enslaved other African tribal members and then sold their slavers to others have to pay reparations? No.

At this point everyone on this planet is a descendant of both slaves and slave owners. Further, The Civil Rights Acts were passed in 1964. That's 52 years ago. Further, Only those 18 and older were in any position to actually institute legalized racism...that is 70 years ago. Meaning no one alive in the US under the age of 70 had a thing to do with implementing Jim Crow or legalized discrimination and racism. And really, what power did an 18 year old have 70 years ago? It really wasn't until the mid 20s that people started having the power to enforce these discriminations, so the vast bulk of people younger than 78 but 70 and older had nothing to do with it.

In other words, most of the people responsible for it are dead (slavery itself, of course, ended in 1865, so all those responsible for it are long dead.

The Civil War raged from 1861-1865. Further, some, though not all or even most, slaves did receive some compensation of land. While not many in number back then, you'd have to disqualify their descendants. And then there are all those who've benefitted from Affirmative Action programs. Have to disqualify those individuals, and where applicable, their descendants.

Of course, they all received the reparation many on this planet would still kill for: US citizenship.
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No.
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Posted 10/1/16 , edited 10/3/16
Yes, we should do something for all living slaves.

Wait.
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Posted 10/1/16
Nope.
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Posted 10/1/16
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Posted 10/1/16 , edited 10/1/16
Should Jesus pay for the Crusades?

Pay now, Pay soon, Its payday!

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Posted 10/1/16

lawdog wrote:

Of course, they all received the reparation many on this planet would still kill for: US citizenship.
are you serious?

They were not compensated with citizenship, they came to the u.s. as a necessity of enslavement
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Posted 10/1/16 , edited 10/1/16
One sec

*grabs Ouija Board*

Sooooo about tree fiddy? Wait wait, is this the goddamn Loch Ness Monster again. Monster put the slaves on the line!

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Pay reparations to who exactly?
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