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Why Does The Subject Of Reparations Divide The Country?

The mere discussion of reparations furthers the discord within our society. When you provide an income source, which is not based on the basic service/goods rendered scenario, IE “a free lunch,” someone else will invariably “foot the bill.”

At what point do we all move on and achieve, based on our own merit?

Using the Congressional Black Caucus to push this idea, knowing full well it won’t be done nor is it an idea that will fix anything is a slave move. You put these high-profile props on video and give them the talking points you can’t speak about because you will never give reparations to individuals for something that happened over 200 years ago.

Many, and I repeat, many black Americans had ancestors who were slaves, and were raised in poverty, but are successful now because they made choices that made them successful.

Many others are in similar positions to him because of the choices they’ve made. Reparations won’t do anyone any good because they don’t get to the root of the problem which is the attitudes of the people themselves.

Think about it like this. Democrats have been giving reparations for over 50 years, but not directly to black Americans in their hands. Fifty years of social entitlement programs, trillions spent on the “war on poverty,” years of affirmative action preferences, continued admission preferences in college, literally trillions spent to help African Americans rise the economic scale after slavery ended over 100 years ago. Nothing seems to have worked in some Black Americans lives. How will reparations, in their bank accounts, be different or help change anything?

Let’s face it – this is nothing but an attempt by the Democrats to buy votes. First, it is free stuff via socialism for votes and now reparations. I think it’s time to review the laws that prevent paying off people for votes. And we worry about Russia.

I’ve always felt that anyone who feels wronged by slavery should file a lawsuit against the organization most responsible. ==>The Democrats.

It was the Democratic Party that defended slavery that started the Civil War. It was the Democratic Party that instituted Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan. If anyone is responsible for the oppression of Black Americans, it was the Democrats.

Let them pay for the policy of their past.

Wayne Dupree

Wayne is a freelance writer who was named the 2015 American Conservative Union Blogger of the Year and awarded the 2014 Podcast Of the Year; Best in Show. He has over 160K followers on Twitter (@WayneDupreeShow) and over 300K followers on Facebook (@WayneDupreeShow). In 2016, he was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans by Newsmax.

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  • Nancy and her posse are attempting to once again buy the black votes in America! Down with Nancy Pelosi and her posse and their evil, vile ways!

  • If any living American slaves or slaveholders step up, I shall gladly donate to a Reparations Fund. Of course, if belonging to a race that once participated in slavery is cause to be cited for reparations, consider this: European slavers sat off the coast of West Africa and waited for victorious African chiefs to procure their best POWs and sell them as slaves. (Arabs bought them within the interior of Africa.) When will the race hustlers and reparations-whiners start demanding West African nations pony up some reparations?  
     Crickets……………………………………..

  • Screw that! My family came here from Germany, we never owned slaves! Go after the Blacks who sold them in the first place.

  • "...anyone who feels wronged by slavery should file a lawsuit against the organization most responsible. ==>The Democrats."

    Exactly my thoughts.

    I have bi-racial grandkids.....should they should get a 50% payment? I'm getting tired of the race-baiting, militant f*****g politicians stirring up crap that was laid to rest years ago. Get a life and move on!

  • If any group should get reparations it should be us white people for putting up with the blacks crap for the last one hundred years....PERIOD...

  • The Democrats bring this up when they feel threatened at the polls. There is a small group of racist asshats that believe this will be a way to buy votes that they fear are being lost to the GOP. There are far too many variables for this to happen at this date without causing a serious problem. In fact it would be a nightmare.
    When reparations were first brought up, in the late 1860s, the idea was put down by the Democrats, and not just the Southern Democrats, but the whole party. Now, the party that used Jim Crow laws and everything else in their ability to keep the Blacks down, are bringing it back up. First of all it will never pass, but if it did, how much is fair given that Blacks were not the first slaves in America and not all Blacks that lived in America as of 1860, were slaves and records are far less than reliable.
    I'm sure some will read this and call me racist, but that is far from the truth. If I thought for one second that reparations would help race relations in America, I'd support them, but they won't. What is the value of slavery in America vs. freedom in Africa in the 16th-19th Centuries? That is what reparations must be based on. Yet every slave brought to America from Africa was already enslaved in Africa by other tribes or bands of Muslims in that country. And if that is the case, who is really responsible for the reparations? Those who captured them? Those who sold them to the Dutch & English transporters? The transporters? Those who bought them? Well?

  • Democrats were responsible for THE CIVIL WAR, KKK, ANF FOUGHT HARD AGAINST LBJ IN 64 AGAINST "THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT" PUSHED BY JFK. WHERE IS A "GOOD" KENNEDY WHEN YOU NEED ONE?

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