Skip to comments.African-Americans take their case for reparations to the steps of City Hall (Houston)
Posted on 07/30/2002 4:50:53 PM PDT by GOPcapitalist
HOUSTON (KHOU) -- Slavery was outlawed in America 137 years ago. But some African-Americans now want monetary compensation for years of slavery endured by their ancestors. A united group asked the Houston City Council for support.
They carried signs, waved flags and chanted loudly, "We are not here asking for anything," the group said. "We are demanding reparations."
This group of descendants of slaves is fighting for compensation that they say their ancestors never got.
"We are a people that have lost our culture," said activist Quannell X. "We have lost our religion. We have lost our mores and forays. We are a people that have been robbed."
"Reparations now" is their battle cry. It was aimed at the Houston City Council. They were asking members for their help, and reminded them symbolically just why they should. "Mothers and fathers, men and women, children hung from these ropes," said Quannell X. "How could you not support reparations?"
Mayor Lee Brown said that a resolution might be in order. "And that's what it's all about," he said. "To look at the issue and then come up with some determination as to what this country should do in respect to slavery."
But councilman Bruce Tatro disagreed. "I just believe it's inappropriate for the city to be weighing in on," he said. "A vote by the city means we support the entire reparations."
For the next generation it's a lesson for future legacies. African historian Alafia Gaidi explained, "There's a reason why millions of Africans who've come to this country before us was never able to leave any kind of inheritance for their children, they were never paid."
This local push is part of a national effort to support a Slave Reparations Bill recently introduced in Congress. Thousands plan to march on Washington on August 17 to lobby for the bill's passage.
It's funny how a taxpayer funded handout check will make it all better.
And for those of you who do not know Mayor Lee P. "Speaking Lessings" Brown's ally Quannel X, he's a black supremacist who heads up a neo-Black Panther movement. He has publicly expressed his blind hatred of white people and one time directed his followers to go into the River Oaks section of Houston and mug whites at random in retaliation for the execution of convicted murderer Gary Graham. Despite his bigotry, Quannel is also a darling of the local left wing dominated media.
Where can I get a name like that?
My new name is Shebelle. I am so happy that I am going to go down and immediatley change my name, and then I am going to join the Chicago division of the Nation of Islam. And then I'll join brother Louie in defecating on the Consitution.
Civil War II - coming soon to a neighborhood near you!
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I think that would be Phallus Maximus in Latin.
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