It has amazed me that so many people think Obama is going to "give them a check". There is an interesting youtube interview ---
The bill is H.R. 40 Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act
Here is a link to the bill http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.40:
I guess he is planning to give a bunch of checks.
My issues with this:
Why should I be held responsible for the actions of people long dead. I had a great great grandfather that fought for the Union in the civil war for goodness sakes!
How on earth are they going to sort out who is a slavery descendent and who isn't?
I am not a racist. However, I am sick and tired of those that won't try and help themselves. I come from a long line of hard workers that continue to pull themselves up. There has to come a point when we declare "the
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Answer by camtri3 at 9:27 PM on Feb. 9, 2009
If this is true it's a crock of crap! MY family didn't own slaves therefore MY tax dollars shouldn't give reparations. And who gets em? Everyone that is AA? What about Bi-racial? What about AA's who didn't come here until AFTER slavery had been abolished? Like I said...IF it's true it's a crock!
Answer by momof030404 at 9:28 PM on Feb. 9, 2009
My sentiments exactly, here we go. Im AA and reparations will do nothing for the years that we have been oppressed the damage is done. And besides where is the merit to this claim, who would actually go along with this? Stop trying to start drama
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