- Mar 11, 2015
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I understand that but from the perspective of being black the major friction point is a racist belief and white obtuseness. I started a thread about it but here's a linkYou do understand that the checks are going to be the major friction point right? And it is what the entire debate is going to become about.Nobody said that when Japanese got 25,000 checks. Nobody said anything in 2012 when we paid German Jews reparations for things we did not do. There was no problem paying descendants of confederation traitors reparatios until 2017 for a war they were not alive to see. So I don't thnk excuses from whites who oppose the government paying back money it has owed us for money we paid in taxes since at minimum the year 2000, will be heard. We don't have to go back to slavery, Citi showed that blacks have been cheated out of 16 trillion dollars since the beginning of THIS century. So no, individual checks must be a part of this.Thanks for laying out some specifics. I’m 100% behind all your ideas except for the last one as I see it as a nightmare to practically execute. Not saying there isn’t a way to do it but I think it would take much more thought and planning and I also think it is the largest point of pushback which means it will swallow up the entire discussion making getting anything done near impossible. I’d propose a heavy focus on the other items you laid out with the last one being a phase 2 element than can be discussed and figured out separately.What kind of reparations would you like to see and how would you generally see it rolling out?The reckoning is coming.
Legislation that would create a federal exploratory commission on reparations for Black Americans was approved Wednesday by a House committee for the first time, setting up a vote by the full Congress if Democratic leaders choose to bring it to the House floor.
It was a day of many firsts for the longstanding bill known as H.R. 40, as it had previously never received a markup or a committee vote.
Spearheaded by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who took up H.R. 40's cause after the late Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) retired from Congress in 2017, the bill passed through the House Judiciary Committee along party lines.
The committee held a hearing on H.R. 40 back in February, which featured multiple reparative justice experts. The idea of reparations, while not new, has gained steam in recent years, and the legislation currently has 176 co-sponsors in the House, its most ever.
"Today, the U.S. Congress finally took the kind of action on reparations that movement advocates, experts and Black people have been demanding for decades," Dreisen Heath, a racial justice researcher for Human Rights Watch who testified at the hearing, said in a statement.
"This milestone moves the nation one step closer to comprehensively reckoning with the disastrous effects of slavery that have been compounding for Black people every day.
Reparations are talked about as a way to fix the disparities that Black people in the country face because of the lasting legacy of slavery and subsequent racial discrimination.
For example, a group of researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice, released a study in November stating that reparations for Black Americans would have reduced health disparities in Black communities, which in turn would have lessened the effect that COVID-19 has had on them.
House panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations
I appreciate the thoughtful question slade.
Funding black tradesmen and women to physically rebuild black community infrastructure to include building retail business, health care and recreational facilities.
Venture capital to aspiring black entrreprenures.
Increased funding for education in black communities.
2 and 4 year full scholarships for secondary educational or vocational education.
Funding for job training for older citizens
And then a cash payment of approximately 100,000 to every black citizen with incomes or net worth of less than 143,600 dollars, which is average the net wealth of white families.
I would be interested to see the study you referenced about the 16 trillion though. Can you post a link?