Skip to comments.Warren, Harris back reparations for black Americans affected by slavery
Posted on 02/21/2019 12:51:02 PM PST by Zhang Fei
Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), who are both running for president, have reportedly said they support reparations for black Americans affected by slavery.
The New York Times reported Thursday that Harris affirmed her support for reparations in a statement after agreeing last week with a radio host that reparations are necessary.
"We have to be honest that people in this country do not start from the same place or have access to the same opportunities," Harris said in the statement. "Im serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments in black communities."
Warren has also said that she supports reparations, according to the Times, though her campaign declined to provide further details to the newspaper.
The Hill has reached out to both campaigns for comment.
Warren and Harris are both pursuing the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 and the Times noted that previous Democratic presidential candidates have not supported reparations.
Among those who have not backed the policy are former President Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Democratic rival that year, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Times noted. Sanders is running for president again in 2020.
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Who is alive that was a slave? Somebody from Lincolns time?
This may become a plank in the platform regardless of who the nominee is. It will get them 110% of the black vote; not sure what it will do to their non-black turnout...
>>they support reparations for black Americans affected by slavery.<<
So do I! Show me a single person alive who was a slave before the Emancipation Proclamation and I will endorse paying them reparations!!!
I agree. Every person currently alive who was a slave before 1865 should be compensated.
Go after southern Democrats.
Brilliant idea. Why not make the DNC pay for it? As well as reparations for all Civil War vets descendants...
The government, the Democratic Party and all Black Americans should be required to pay reparations to anyone whose ancestors fought on the union side in the Civil War and brought about the end of slavery.
The Democratic Party was the party of slavery, the KKK and racial hatred and violence. They should be required to pay reparations to all who fought to end slavery.
The most valuable ones would be a free education through high school and the freedoms and equality of opportunity enumerated in our Constitution (including the Bill of Rights.)
And the best news?
They already have those.
How exactly will they determine if someone is “black”? What is they are “black” but not from here when there were slaves?
Who will pay for it, and how will you determine who has to pay? A big greasy can of worms.
And the Union soldier families get how much? What discount do I get for a family that came here long after slavery, lived in the North, and also suffered discrimination? Do we get a Jussie Smollett hoax credit? Do republicans get an exemption because we ended slavery? How about outlawing the democrat party? Shouldn’t only democrats pay for this?
I say “Go For It!”
Whitey will have all the money back in no time.
Does this mean the descendants of Brits who were kidnapped into slavery by Viking hoards can claim reparations from the Scandinavian countries?
Muhammad Ali was affected by it. ...after the fight was over and the victorious Ali returned to America, he was asked by a reporter what he thought of Africa. He replied, “Thank God my granddaddy got on that boat.”
There are no blacks living today who were affected by slavery... It ended in 1865, and in 1868 full citizenship rights were granted.
So, unless you were producing C02 prior to 1865, you weren’t affected by slavery directly.
The current Federal Government began in 1789, so slavery was only legal in the US for about 76 years, and has been illegal for 154 years, more than twice as long as it was legal.
IF you feel your life was ruined because of something that happened to your great, great, great, great, great, great, grandparents then you need therapy, not a government check.
Some white suburban women may still vote for this because of white guilt, and they don’t want to be yelled at by their black suburban female peers who love Michelle Obama.
How about all the black Americans who would be in a sh*thole in Africa if it weren’t for slavery?
Ali was quite the mixed bag, wasn’t he. He also was a supporter of President Reagan.
And Trump supporters defamed by juicy? Any reparations there? And, my kin folk fought for the yanks so I believe I am owed some recompense for saving them. Any transportation pay back for transporting them to the colonies? If they hadn’t been, a whole bunch would never have been born.
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