Mayors across America discuss reparations for Black Americans | USA TODAY 1

Mayors across America discuss reparations for Black Americans | USA TODAY

 

Mayors across the country discuss why reparations are important and what outcomes may emerge from their collective and individual efforts.
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A quick Amazon search reveals thousands of books written on slavery in America. Going all the way back to Booker T. Washington's "Up From Slavery" – published in the early 1900s less than 20 years before the former slave and founder of the all-Black Tuskegee University died – there is no shortage of scholarship on the atrocities faced by Black people during this country's beginning.

Yet so few Americans really know much about the history of towns like Tullahassee, or that Native Americans owned humans. The town was built (and has nearly died) out of struggle.

Few Americans also know how much of a money-making enterprise slavery was in both Southern and Northern states.

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47 comments

  1. WHAT ABOUT REPARATIONS FOR CHINESE, JAPANESE, ETC.

    JAPANESE WERE PLACED IN INTERNMENT CAMPS & CHINESE WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING RAILROADS, ETC.

    1. @No Country for Ados Men Prove that you are ignorant when it comes to history? I don’t have to, you have done that all by yourself with every statement you have made. The Chinese built the railroad which is a proven fact. The Italians built roads, dams and infrastructure and the Irish built canals and sewers. These are all proven facts and real history. So no, this country wasn’t built by blacks.

    1. @Rosie Her that land mass wasn’t even named when they left across the bearing straight over 10000 years ago. wtf is wrong with you?

    2. @No Country for Ados Men
      Let me update you on some science: the oldest body found in the “America’s” continent was 10,000 years old and from Asia. Go do some research!

    3. @No Country for Ados Men Really? I told you what my grandfather was and you ask me that? I also informed you that your ancestors, the Buffalo Soldiers, killed my people. You are seriously “without “!.

    4. @Red Caucasians Sunburned In Africa Egypt we are persecuted and held under different rules. they would never let their family be robbed but we must accept it happening to us.

    1. @Rosie Her there has never been de jure slavery in Africa. only random warlords doing defacto slavery. do you realize the massive difference between the two because you come off as a dishonest person trying to minimize your crimes.

    2. @No Country for Ados Men
      It’s reality for normal people but the delusional ones, have their expectations in their own tiny heads.

    3. @No Country for Ados Men
      You enslave yourselves in your own little tiny brain. Get an education, work hard and you can get what you want. Crying, won’t get you anywhere.

    4. @No Country for Ados Men
      Well, move to Africa. You will be a lot happier there cuz everyone wants to be there and NOT here.

  2. With the direction this administration is headed they might as well ask for a Lamborghini and 10 mil each.. Old Joe will probably have them fire up the assembly line immediately

    1. @Mel D who should? Descendants of slaves? All black people?? Please explain this ridiculous idea that would be impossible to implement..

    2. @Mel D funny how I have asked that question many times to many people and not one time have I received an sensical response..

    1. They’re just trying to milk it… they’re notoriously lazy and greedy with no shame.. a dangerous combination

    2. @MARCUS PERKINS
      Really? Give a fish to a man and he will have a meal but teach him to fish and he will have a meal for the rest of his life ( something like that).

  3. gee whiz, if you are against reparations for black americans, who do you support reparations for seriously? you robbed these people for centuries and expect them to let the law over look all that? why?

    1. @EternitysRose you don’t understand basic law if you think you don’t owe us. native Americans had just arrived in the Americas before Europe. you have no claim to land you lost in battle. furthermore real native Americans know that their people turned down the reparations offers made to them. you are a joke.

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