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  •  No one's posted the Chappelle skit about (0+ / 0-)

    reparations yet?  

    reparations will never come to pass; the people that would reap its benefits and bear its burdens are too far removed from the original harm that is sposed to be addressed by it.

    •  Umm...no (1+ / 0-)
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      bluebird of happiness

      The harm of which you speak is not something to be dredged up from the garbage heap of history; it is ongoing and continues to be a clear and present danger...ask Trayvon Martin.

      Fear doesn't just breed incomprehension. It also breeds a spiteful, resentful hate of anyone and everyone who is in any way different from you.

      by awesumtenor on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 08:59:19 AM PDT

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    •  Robinson debunks that argument (0+ / 0-)

      with more or less what awesumtenor says below. That the effects are ongoing. He compares, for example, a black person and a white person who earn the same amount of money per year - the white person will have assets far exceeding those of the black person. Savings, property, whatever. A lot of us inherit money - which black people are less likely to do because their parents and grandparents had so much less.

      Better late than never.

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