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    Slavery Reparations

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    and slavery were major problems in the United States for over 300 years; and continue to impact African-American’s lives today. Slavery first began in the 1690’s when members of African tribes were stripped from their homes and taken to America on ships filled with soon to be slaves. Many slaves often died from disease, malnutrition, or suicide, in effort to avoid their future enslavement. After hundreds of years of slavery, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation making slavery illegal

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    In response to the quote, "I support reparations for slavery in the United States" I strongly oppose this statement. However, I do believe that this debate is a very sensitive subject and is not something I thought I would be encountered with. After, intensely analyzing these articles I have come to my conclusion about this topic. When reading David Horowitz 's report, "Ten reasons why reparations for blacks is a bad idea for blacks and racist, too!" I found myself agreeing with just about everything

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    Reparations Although the talk of reparations of slavery has been in discussion for over a hundred years, it is beginning to heat up again. Within these discussions, the issue of the form of reparations has been evaluated and money has been an option several times. However, reparations in the form of money should not be obtained for several reasons. Firstly, it is not a solution to the problem, secondly monetary reparations have the ability to worsen discrimination, thirdly, who gets paid, and how

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    for their hardships. In an article written by Shelby Steele, a black American whose grandfather was born into slavery, he writes about his feelings toward reparations, saying that reparations would be an insult to his heritage. He states, "My first objection to reparation for slavery is that it feels like selling our birthright for a pot of porridge." He feels as though reparations for the past will not change the black American future, saying that today's black Americans problems are failure

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    Reparations for Slavery - Just Another Way to Waste Taxes? Why should American taxpayers, who never owned slaves, pay for the sins of their ancestors? What about all the Americans whose ancestors arrived here long after slavery ended? How would the economy be affected by reparations payments? How do you put a price tag on 2 1/2 centuries of legalized inhumanity? In what form would reparations be paid? How would you establish who's a descendant? It all still comes down to one basic question, Should

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    Slavery Reparations

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    Nobody questions the fact that slavery has been the cause of pain for many people and families. What is in question is how to mend this pain. Have the ancestors of American slaves experienced troubles directly resulting from the actions of slavery that deserve reparations? Are the ancestors of slave owners experiencing prosperity that should be redistributed? Although slavery has been illegal in America for 143 years, the controversy over slavery reparations continue to cause controversy to this

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    Slavery and Reparations

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    “Slavery, colonialism and neo-colonialism have caused inestimable damage to billions of people throughout the world. They have also formed the basis for the accumulation of immense wealth in the hands of a small elite… The slave trade involved the brutal relocation of tens of millions of people in which families, communities and societies were destroyed and in which millions lost their lives in the most inhumane conditions. At the same time, slavery was a fundamental element of the strengthening

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    and deprive African Americans of their liberties and enslaved them. Since then, the United States has attempted to repair this mistake through reparations. The legal reparations of the United States have unsuccessfully redressed individual and social injustices by failing to alleviate the pain caused to the African American community. The Harm caused by Slavery still continues to be suffered by the community through this day. African Americans have always been devalued in the American Legal System

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    The Legacies of Slavery and Reparations Reparations? Just the term stirs up controversy, along with endless amounts of questions that are still to be answered. Should reparations be awarded? Is it feasible? Who should receive it? In what forms should it be given? These are only a few of the most important questions that need to be answered. To answer these questions, I will draw on the research conducted for my country study and the panel debates that were conducted over the past weeks.

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    Slavery is when a human being is treated like a property that is owned. It is said that slavery ended 148 years ago in America. But is slavery really psychologically over?. For this assignment I read “The case of reparation”. Back in the days, slavery was used by whites taking advantage of the blacks, to accomplish their needs weather it was voluntary or involuntary. They used mental abuse as well as physical abuse as a force. Even though physical slavery is finally over and the government and the

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