Is the case for reparations still open?

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 22: U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) speaks to a reporter at the end of a news conference April 22, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Rep. Conyers held the news conference to discuss the "End Racial Profiling Act." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 22: U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) speaks to a reporter at the end of a news conference April 22, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Rep. Conyers held the news conference to discuss the “End Racial Profiling Act.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

This article was written by Adam Howard and retrieved from msnbc.com.  The question Mr. Howard asked, “Is the case for reparations still open?”  In my opinion, until true history is acknowledged, until Black Americans receive compensation for hundreds of years of free labor, hundreds of years of brutality, moving into the old Jim Crow era then the new Jim Crow era, my answer is yes.  Since the main objective of chattel slavery was to build wealth it is only fitting that reparations be given (in some form) to the descendants of those whose labor built that wealth.  Therefore, the case for reparations should stay open.  Read Mr. Howard’s article and provide your input.  What do you think?  Should the case for reparations stay open?

Mr. Howard begins by saying, “The concept of reparations for slavery in the United States has long been a controversial one, but a new poll suggests that a younger generation of Americans may be warming up to the idea.”

He goes on to say, “According to an exclusive Point Taken-Marist poll released on Wednesday in conjunction with a new PBS series entitled Point Taken, while 68 percent of the public opposes some form of financial compensation to the African-American descendants of slaves, millennials appear to be more open to it, with 40 percent saying there should be reparations and another 11 percent saying they were unsure. Meanwhile, 49 percent of millennial respondents said they opposed reparations. The fact that millennials are significantly more diverse than their elders (2010 Census data showed that 44.2 percent identify as part of a minority race or ethnic group) may have been a contributing factor in the results.”

click this link to read Mr. Howard’s entire article

 

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-case-reparations-still-open?

 

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