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What Would King Say?

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged,"

The struggle for rights is, at bottom, a struggle for opportunities. In asking for something special, the Negro is not seeking charity. He does not want to languish on welfare rolls any more than the next man. He does not want to be given a job he cannot handle. Neither, however, does he want to be told that there is no place where he can be trained to handle it. So with equal opportunity must come the practical, realistic aid which will equip him to seize it. Giving a pair of shoes to a man who has not learned to walk is a cruel jest.

Today, special measures are needed to alleviate the economic conditions of Negroes and all other persons in a family unit which earns less than $3,000 a year.

During World War II, our fighting men were deprived of certain advantages and opportunities. To make up for this, they were given a package of veterans' rights, significantly called a "Bill of Rights." The major features of this GI Bill of Rights included subsidies for trade school or college education, with living expenses provided during the period of study. Veterans were given special concessions enabling them to buy homes without cash, with lower interest rates and easier repayment terms. They could negotiate loans from banks to launch businesses, using the government as an endorser of any losses. They received special points to place them ahead in competition for civil service jobs. They were provided with medical care and long-term financial grants if their physical condition had been impaired by their military service. In addition to these legally granted rights, a strong social climate for many years favored the preferential employment of veterans in all walks of life.

Compensation Approved

In this way, the nation was compensating the veteran for his time lost in school or in his career or in business. Such compensatory treatment was approved by the majority of Americans. Certainly the Negro has been deprived. Few people considered the fact that, in addition to being enslaved for two centuries, the Negro was, during all these years, robbed of the wages of his toil. No amount of gold could provide an adequate compensation for the exploitation and humiliation of the Negro in America down through the centuries. Not all the wealth of this affluent society could meet the bill. Yet, a price can be placed on unpaid wages. The ancient common law has always provided a remedy for the appropriation of the labor of one human being by another. This law should be made to apply for American Negroes. The payment should be in the form of a massive program by the government of special, compensatory measures which could be regarded as a settlement in accordance with the accepted practice of common law. Such measures would certainly be less expensive than any computation based on two centuries of unpaid wages and accumulated interest.

The rest of the proposal:

Reparations.
 

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged,"

The struggle for rights is, at bottom, a struggle for opportunities. In asking for something special, the Negro is not seeking charity. He does not want to languish on welfare rolls any more than the next man. He does not want to be given a job he cannot handle. Neither, however, does he want to be told that there is no place where he can be trained to handle it. So with equal opportunity must come the practical, realistic aid which will equip him to seize it. Giving a pair of shoes to a man who has not learned to walk is a cruel jest.

Today, special measures are needed to alleviate the economic conditions of Negroes and all other persons in a family unit which earns less than $3,000 a year.

During World War II, our fighting men were deprived of certain advantages and opportunities. To make up for this, they were given a package of veterans' rights, significantly called a "Bill of Rights." The major features of this GI Bill of Rights included subsidies for trade school or college education, with living expenses provided during the period of study. Veterans were given special concessions enabling them to buy homes without cash, with lower interest rates and easier repayment terms. They could negotiate loans from banks to launch businesses, using the government as an endorser of any losses. They received special points to place them ahead in competition for civil service jobs. They were provided with medical care and long-term financial grants if their physical condition had been impaired by their military service. In addition to these legally granted rights, a strong social climate for many years favored the preferential employment of veterans in all walks of life.

Compensation Approved

In this way, the nation was compensating the veteran for his time lost in school or in his career or in business. Such compensatory treatment was approved by the majority of Americans. Certainly the Negro has been deprived. Few people considered the fact that, in addition to being enslaved for two centuries, the Negro was, during all these years, robbed of the wages of his toil. No amount of gold could provide an adequate compensation for the exploitation and humiliation of the Negro in America down through the centuries. Not all the wealth of this affluent society could meet the bill. Yet, a price can be placed on unpaid wages. The ancient common law has always provided a remedy for the appropriation of the labor of one human being by another. This law should be made to apply for American Negroes. The payment should be in the form of a massive program by the government of special, compensatory measures which could be regarded as a settlement in accordance with the accepted practice of common law. Such measures would certainly be less expensive than any computation based on two centuries of unpaid wages and accumulated interest.

The rest of the proposal:

Reparations.
One thing about WW 2. Before it there was the Great Depression. Over a decade it is estimated 10% of the population died because of the harshness of it. All people had it tough. African Americans had it real tough. No social programs at all. Today we have every social program and help for people possible that qualify and it is still not enough. because it is abused for just the ones monetary resources could be extrapolated from. Education is the key. Returning to a higher percentage of nuclear families is a must.
 

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged,"

The struggle for rights is, at bottom, a struggle for opportunities. In asking for something special, the Negro is not seeking charity. He does not want to languish on welfare rolls any more than the next man. He does not want to be given a job he cannot handle. Neither, however, does he want to be told that there is no place where he can be trained to handle it. So with equal opportunity must come the practical, realistic aid which will equip him to seize it. Giving a pair of shoes to a man who has not learned to walk is a cruel jest.

Today, special measures are needed to alleviate the economic conditions of Negroes and all other persons in a family unit which earns less than $3,000 a year.

During World War II, our fighting men were deprived of certain advantages and opportunities. To make up for this, they were given a package of veterans' rights, significantly called a "Bill of Rights." The major features of this GI Bill of Rights included subsidies for trade school or college education, with living expenses provided during the period of study. Veterans were given special concessions enabling them to buy homes without cash, with lower interest rates and easier repayment terms. They could negotiate loans from banks to launch businesses, using the government as an endorser of any losses. They received special points to place them ahead in competition for civil service jobs. They were provided with medical care and long-term financial grants if their physical condition had been impaired by their military service. In addition to these legally granted rights, a strong social climate for many years favored the preferential employment of veterans in all walks of life.

Compensation Approved

In this way, the nation was compensating the veteran for his time lost in school or in his career or in business. Such compensatory treatment was approved by the majority of Americans. Certainly the Negro has been deprived. Few people considered the fact that, in addition to being enslaved for two centuries, the Negro was, during all these years, robbed of the wages of his toil. No amount of gold could provide an adequate compensation for the exploitation and humiliation of the Negro in America down through the centuries. Not all the wealth of this affluent society could meet the bill. Yet, a price can be placed on unpaid wages. The ancient common law has always provided a remedy for the appropriation of the labor of one human being by another. This law should be made to apply for American Negroes. The payment should be in the form of a massive program by the government of special, compensatory measures which could be regarded as a settlement in accordance with the accepted practice of common law. Such measures would certainly be less expensive than any computation based on two centuries of unpaid wages and accumulated interest.

The rest of the proposal:

Reparations.
The rapist guy? Who cares what he would say?
 

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Yet you want reparations. Isn’t that charity?
 

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No social programs at all. T

Not true. There have been social programs since the colonial times. Most were inadequate to cover all the problems but they worked for some, especially via the churches and city govts. Homeless people were usually allowed to sleep in the jails and on the floors of public buildings for instance, when the weather was bad. Many counties had relief programs for women and children.
 

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What Would King Say?​


He'd probably be inciting riots in major cities, with reporters standing in front of police stations burning in the background claiming it all a peaceful protest, while the cops and NG are all told to stand down IM2

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged,"

The struggle for rights is, at bottom, a struggle for opportunities. In asking for something special, the Negro is not seeking charity. He does not want to languish on welfare rolls any more than the next man. He does not want to be given a job he cannot handle. Neither, however, does he want to be told that there is no place where he can be trained to handle it. So with equal opportunity must come the practical, realistic aid which will equip him to seize it. Giving a pair of shoes to a man who has not learned to walk is a cruel jest.

Today, special measures are needed to alleviate the economic conditions of Negroes and all other persons in a family unit which earns less than $3,000 a year.

During World War II, our fighting men were deprived of certain advantages and opportunities. To make up for this, they were given a package of veterans' rights, significantly called a "Bill of Rights." The major features of this GI Bill of Rights included subsidies for trade school or college education, with living expenses provided during the period of study. Veterans were given special concessions enabling them to buy homes without cash, with lower interest rates and easier repayment terms. They could negotiate loans from banks to launch businesses, using the government as an endorser of any losses. They received special points to place them ahead in competition for civil service jobs. They were provided with medical care and long-term financial grants if their physical condition had been impaired by their military service. In addition to these legally granted rights, a strong social climate for many years favored the preferential employment of veterans in all walks of life.

Compensation Approved

In this way, the nation was compensating the veteran for his time lost in school or in his career or in business. Such compensatory treatment was approved by the majority of Americans. Certainly the Negro has been deprived. Few people considered the fact that, in addition to being enslaved for two centuries, the Negro was, during all these years, robbed of the wages of his toil. No amount of gold could provide an adequate compensation for the exploitation and humiliation of the Negro in America down through the centuries. Not all the wealth of this affluent society could meet the bill. Yet, a price can be placed on unpaid wages. The ancient common law has always provided a remedy for the appropriation of the labor of one human being by another. This law should be made to apply for American Negroes. The payment should be in the form of a massive program by the government of special, compensatory measures which could be regarded as a settlement in accordance with the accepted practice of common law. Such measures would certainly be less expensive than any computation based on two centuries of unpaid wages and accumulated interest.

The rest of the proposal:

Reparations.
You want reparations for slavery. That's a very simple idea, so let's explore it a little deeper.

1. First, let's define who should get it. The actual descendants of American slaves are really the only people who should. Skin color can't be the determiner.
2. After all this time, there are going to be white people who have slaves in their ancestry. Are you going to accept white people getting reparation money while black people who are not descendants of American slaves don't?
3. How do you prove you are the descendant of slaves? Family tradition won't cut it.

Those are just for starters.
 

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how's about the millions of slaves on this planet in 2021?

~S~
They NEVER care about people who are currently slaves, and there are more slaves today than any other time in history.
 
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What Would King Say?​


He'd probably be inciting riots in major cities, with reporters standing in front of police stations burning in the background claiming it all a peaceful protest, while the cops and NG are all told to stand down IM2

~S~
Nah. I don't think so. Again, most of that was done by white groups because they knew people lie you would blame blacks for doing it. And sijnce 93 percent of the protests had zero violence your depuction shows that you fell for the race bait.
 

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They NEVER care about people who are currently slaves, and there are more slaves today than any other time in history.
In the United States?
 
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You want reparations for slavery. That's a very simple idea, so let's explore it a little deeper.

1. First, let's define who should get it. The actual descendants of American slaves are really the only people who should. Skin color can't be the determiner.
2. After all this time, there are going to be white people who have slaves in their ancestry. Are you going to accept white people getting reparation money while black people who are not descendants of American slaves don't?
3. How do you prove you are the descendant of slaves? Family tradition won't cut it.

Those are just for starters.

Since the reparations include continuing atrocities after slavery, your definition doesn't cut it. Besides whites who had slaves in their ancestry had them based on rape.
 
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how's about the millions of slaves on this planet in 2021?

~S~
How about talking sabout the atrocities blacks have faced in America AFTER SLAVERY to include this very moment? Talking about slaves elsewhere is the white mans dodge used to deny what was done here.
 
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They NEVER care about people who are currently slaves, and there are more slaves today than any other time in history.
You don't care. You only use it to avod facing the issue being discussed.
 
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You scrubs are always trying to use words from King. Seems that sentence is all your raggedy asses know. And even then you take it out of context trying to derail conversations. Because when you read the link, you understand that his proposal include dirt poor whites who are soooo damn dumb that they play into the racism while the very whites who tell their stupid asses they are better than blacks are robbing them blind. Just like you idiots who slobber all over trump while he continues taking your money while you get nothing back but a COVID variant.
 

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Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

"Bill of Rights for the Disadvantaged,"

The struggle for rights is, at bottom, a struggle for opportunities. In asking for something special, the Negro is not seeking charity. He does not want to languish on welfare rolls any more than the next man. He does not want to be given a job he cannot handle. Neither, however, does he want to be told that there is no place where he can be trained to handle it. So with equal opportunity must come the practical, realistic aid which will equip him to seize it. Giving a pair of shoes to a man who has not learned to walk is a cruel jest.

Today, special measures are needed to alleviate the economic conditions of Negroes and all other persons in a family unit which earns less than $3,000 a year.

During World War II, our fighting men were deprived of certain advantages and opportunities. To make up for this, they were given a package of veterans' rights, significantly called a "Bill of Rights." The major features of this GI Bill of Rights included subsidies for trade school or college education, with living expenses provided during the period of study. Veterans were given special concessions enabling them to buy homes without cash, with lower interest rates and easier repayment terms. They could negotiate loans from banks to launch businesses, using the government as an endorser of any losses. They received special points to place them ahead in competition for civil service jobs. They were provided with medical care and long-term financial grants if their physical condition had been impaired by their military service. In addition to these legally granted rights, a strong social climate for many years favored the preferential employment of veterans in all walks of life.

Compensation Approved

In this way, the nation was compensating the veteran for his time lost in school or in his career or in business. Such compensatory treatment was approved by the majority of Americans. Certainly the Negro has been deprived. Few people considered the fact that, in addition to being enslaved for two centuries, the Negro was, during all these years, robbed of the wages of his toil. No amount of gold could provide an adequate compensation for the exploitation and humiliation of the Negro in America down through the centuries. Not all the wealth of this affluent society could meet the bill. Yet, a price can be placed on unpaid wages. The ancient common law has always provided a remedy for the appropriation of the labor of one human being by another. This law should be made to apply for American Negroes. The payment should be in the form of a massive program by the government of special, compensatory measures which could be regarded as a settlement in accordance with the accepted practice of common law. Such measures would certainly be less expensive than any computation based on two centuries of unpaid wages and accumulated interest.

The rest of the proposal:

Reparations.
You've received 10 trillion in welfare pmnts through the Great Society and you Schvartzes are worse off

We were worried about you being gone so long. A lot of us felt you ran over the Dancing Grannys. I said you and your fellow Schvartze Biffy were smashing and grabbing
 
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in the world----lots in places where the populations would be called "people of color" in the USA---Mauritania is one
We are talking about America. Nowhere else.
 
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You've received 10 trillion in welfare pmnts through the Great Society and you Schvartzes are worse off

We were worried about you being gone so long. A lot of us felt you ran over the Dancing Grannys. I said you and your fellow Schvartze Biffy were smashing and grabbing
That didn't happen. Welfare started in 1935, blacks were excluded until 1965. Since 1965 the majority of all welfare has gone to whites.

So let me repost this for the thousandth time, because it's apparent that you are ignorant.

Since 2000, U.S. gross domestic product lost that much as a result of discriminatory practices in a range of areas, including in education and access to business loans, according to a 2020 study by Citigroup. Specifically, the study came up with $16 trillion in lost GDP by noting four key racial gaps between African Americans and whites:

$13 trillion lost in potential business revenue because of discriminatory lending to African American entrepreneurs, with an estimated 6.1 million jobs not generated as a result

$2.7 trillion in income lost because of disparities in wages suffered by African Americans

$218 billion lost over the past two decades because of discrimination in providing housing credit

And $90 billion to $113 billion in lifetime income lost from discrimination in accessing higher education

So if blacks had actually been given this 10 trillion dollars you racists lie about, then we still are down 6 trillion based on what CIitgroup found.

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