Slavery reparations?

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    All I can say about this is :rolleyes:
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    2 Face Penalty in Slave Reparations Case

    WARSAW, Va. - Crystal Foster's father advised her to spend the $500,000 income tax refund she got two years ago. When the government came looking for its money, the Fosters said it was their rightful reparations, since their ancestors were slaves.

    Though there is no federal reparations program, Foster had spent the money in eight days, buying a $40,000 Mercedes Benz, paying off her student loans and helping her brother pay for his first year at Virginia Tech.

    Foster's father, Robert Lee Foster, prepared her tax forms and was convicted along with his daughter of trying to defraud the government. He maintains he did the right thing.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20031023/ap_on_re_us/slave_reparations_3
     
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    How does he know his ancestors didn't come from Jamaica 50 years after slavery ended in the US?

    That guy is stupid -
     
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    Because he then wouldn't be able to "steal" money from the government!
     
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    how can you pay reparations to blacks? How will it be determined who descended from slaves and who came here freely? Will mulatto's and quadroon's be paid. (for all you youngins going wtf did she just say, in the old south....you have names...mulatto's are what would be called bi racial today, 1 half white/black quadroons would be as the name says 1/4 black...on and on)

    Would blacks agree to a lump sum then no more social services aid? No more help from the federal government for being black? No more affirmative action?
     
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    How many years have you been a member of the Klan?
     
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    A creative, but one presumes, futile defence.
     
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    There's a more current discussion on the topic in the Race forum. This one's only 5 years old.:rolleyes:
     
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