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'Reparations Happy Hour' Invites White People to Pay for Drinks

'Reparations Happy Hour' Invites White People to Pay for Drinks

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  • You do know that being treated badly and fighting in the Civil War is not equal to slavery. Perhaps if we rename it the African Holocaust or African Genocide it would garner more empathy. Reparations are not some scheme cooked up by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, and by the way they are not the leaders

    You do know that being treated badly and fighting in the Civil War is not equal to slavery. Perhaps if we rename it the African Holocaust or African Genocide it would garner more empathy. Reparations are not some scheme cooked up by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, and by the way they are not the leaders of the Black Community, they are just 2 of the many voices in the African American community that speak about Black issues.

    Reparations are a way for making of amends for a wrong that one has been done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged. After the Confederate States of America were defeated in the Civil War, General William Tecumseh Sherman issued Special Field Orders, No. 15 ,

    granting each freed slave family forty acres of tillable land and a mule . Around 40,000 freed slaves were settled on 400,000 acres in Georgia and South Carolina. President Andrew Johnson reversed the order after Lincoln was assassinated.

    The US paid Russia reparations after WWII , to help rebuild the Soviet Union. Follow the link below to see all the reparation payments the US has made. You will notice African Americans are not on the list. You don’t support reparations not because it would be hard to do but because you really don’t see slavery as a wrong and you don’t care that after slavery a system was put in place and supported by the government that allowed discrimination in housing, education the justice system, transportation, every area of life.

    https://www.mtholyoke.edu/~kmporter/historyreparations.htm

  • Today’s white people don’t owe reparations to today’s black people. Those who died in the Civil War fighting against slavery are reparation enough for generations.

  • let me get this straight. getting someone intoxicated by buying them alcohol helps them solve historical problems. no wonder this discussion makes no sense have another drink and maybe it will. I'm sure your discussions will be meaningful and thoughtful.

  • This is absolutely ridiculous. White people and black should both be offended.