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  • The Case Against Reparations: Part 1

    02/25/2021 4:02:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | February 25, 2021 | Larry Elder
    Last week, I testified before the House Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties regarding H.R. 40: Examining the Path to Reparative Justice in America. In other words, reparations. This is the first part of the statement I submitted: "Reparations is the extraction of money from people who were never slave owners to be given to people who were never slaves." It is also interesting that we are having this hearing at a time when racism as a barrier to success has never been so insignificant. In 1991, Black Democrat and Harvard sociologist Orlando...
  • Obama call for reparations for black Americans because the 'wealth of this country was built on the backs of slaves' - but says he couldn't get it done as president due to the 'politics of white resistance'

    02/24/2021 11:53:32 PM PST · by knighthawk · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 25 2021 | ADAM SCHRADER
    Former President Barack Obama claimed reparations for black Americans are 'justified' but explained in his podcast with Bruce Springsteen that it was a 'nonstarter' during his presidency because of 'white resistence'. During his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama appeared to oppose reparations and argued that 'the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed.' Obama, 59, has launched an eight-episode podcast series called Renegades: Born in the USA with the 71-year-old rock legend, released through Spotify’s partnership with the Obama’s Higher Ground production company.
  • Reparations: A Black existential crisis and supremacy for liberal whites

    02/22/2021 10:10:46 AM PST · by karpov · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2021 | Jason D. Hill
    The reparations legislation known as H.R. 40, which has the support of President Biden and the endorsement of Vice President Harris, is an anachronistic document. Reparations for Blacks has been achieved since the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the establishment of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs and the initiatives launched by his “War on Poverty.” These programs specifically targeted Black Americans and the recipients of tax dollars from the middle- and higher-income classes. Millions of government checks, representing tens of billions of dollars, were printed, mailed and cashed. As Stanford University economist Martin Anderson stated: “The most...
  • Reparations: The Demand from Unclean Hands

    02/22/2021 4:54:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | February 22, 2021 | Marc Little
    The U.S. House of Representatives has taken up H.R. 40 - Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act which begs some hard questions three generations after slavery was abolished.Slavery is not the only springboard for the debate. The history of the Democrat Party, their role in slavery and how they hold a great deal of responsibility for the plight of the African slave during and after slavery cannot be overstated as they now lead Commission discussions with unclean hands, the political descendants of slavery itself. For the record, the sin of slavery in the U.S. was...
  • 'Slavery ended over 130 years ago:' NFL legend Herschel Walker says black Americans should not be paid reparations and calls for 'forgiveness' at congressional hearing

    02/22/2021 3:42:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 21, 2021 | Megan Sheets
    NFL legend Herschel Walker argued against reparations for black Americans at a congressional hearing, saying: 'Slavery ended over 130 years ago.' Walker made his case to members of the Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties who met via Zoom on Wednesday to discuss House Resolution 40, which aims to 'establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery'. The athlete, who played for the University of Georgia and won the Heisman Trophy in 1982 before going pro, asserted that compensating black Americans for the lasting impacts...
  • Reparations, or Just Revenge and Retribution?

    02/21/2021 7:01:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | February 21, 2021 | D.W. Wilber
    On September 17, 1862, Corporal Henry Wilber of the 108th New York Volunteer Infantry was wounded, shot through the hand charging the "Sunken Road" near Antietam Creek, outside of the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland. He was recovered from his wound in time to once again be even more seriously wounded on July 3, 1863, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during what became known as Picket’s Charge. Corporal Wilber also fought at the Battle of Fredericksburg in December of 1862, and at Chancellorsville in May of 1863. His unit was involved in nearly every major battle from its inception until the very end...
  • Shouldn't conservatives stop ignoring The British Empire's role in slavery?

    02/19/2021 7:49:50 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 158 replies
    So now they're going to conduct a reparations commission in congress. Where is everybody pointing out that Britain's Empire was the one who brought the slaves here? The Founders didn't ignore their role across the ocean. Why do we? Shouldn't we do what our Founders did? That's all.
  • Study: Reparations for slavery could have reduced COVID-19 infections and deaths in US (Hurl alert)

    02/12/2021 10:12:37 AM PST · by aimhigh · 41 replies
    EurekAlert ^ | 02/11/2021 | Harvard
    New study suggests monetary reparations for Black descendants of people enslaved in the United States could have cut SARS-CoV-2 transmission and COVID-19 rates both among Black individuals and the population at large. Researchers modeled the impact of structural racism on viral transmission and disease impact in the state of Louisiana. The higher burden of SARS-CoV-2 infection among Black people also amplified the virus's spread in the wider population. Reparations could have reduced SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the overall population by as much as 68 percent.
  • Iran now wants 'reparations' for damage from Trump sanctions

    02/07/2021 7:44:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 02/07/2021 | Bob Unruh
    With Joe Biden in the White House, the mullah-led Iranian regime is pressuring the U.S. to provide "compensation" for the "damage" from sanctions imposed by the Trump administration. Iran also wants to leverage its nuclear accomplishments and gain additional ones, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) MEMRI sai Iran wants to be "recognized as a nuclear threshold state with the ability to produce a nuclear bomb within a short time, in order to move towards a nuclear balance of terror in the Middle East, to block European initiatives to include the issue of Iran's ballistic missile development...
  • Absolution Through Reparations

    02/06/2021 7:55:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | February 6, 2021 | Carl Horowitz
    If anything underscores how far mainline Christian churches in this country have strayed from their mission, it is their embrace of demands by racial activists for monetary reparations for black slavery. Episcopalians, as befits their guilt-ridden souls, once again have taken the lead in this misguided mission.On Sunday, January 24, the members of Memorial Episcopal Church in Baltimore’s Bolton Hill area voted to set aside $500,000 over the next five years for “justice-centered work” as atonement for the church role in slavery and related injustices. Designated community organizations would spend the money pretty much as they please. The initiative was...
  • SF human rights committee seeks help to draft plan for reparations to African American residents

    02/02/2021 4:19:58 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    SF Gate ^ | February 1, 2021 | by Bay City News Service
    The San Francisco Human Rights Commission will begin forming the city's African American Reparations Advisory Committee to come up with a plan to pay reparations to residents who are descendants of slaves, HRC officials said Monday. The commission is now accepting applications for the task force, which will be made up of 15 residents. The creation of the task force is the result of efforts by Board of Supervisors President Shamann Walton and the San Francisco branch of the NAACP. Last year, Walton introduced legislation calling for reparations for African-American residents, possibly using income from the city's hotel and marijuana...
  • Jim Mattis: America was 'born with a birth-defect' and it's 'still dealing with the after-effects of it'

    02/01/2021 7:59:00 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies ^ | SOFREP News
    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, during a panel discussion, said he believed that the country’s education system needed to reemphasize certain principles, including teaching “the good, the bad, the ugly.” During his live-streamed talk with the Office of Strategic Services Society on Thursday, Mattis said he believed that education in the U.S. should not gloss over uncomfortable topics, such as the effects of slavery, which still reverberate in contemporary society. “As I look at the way American history is taught in our public schools, in many of our universities, I’m not sure how much affection I would be building in...
  • Biden's Mideast Challenges-Imagine if Iran gets a nuclear bomb

    01/27/2021 7:44:10 AM PST · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jan 27, 2021 | Joseph Puder
    Joe Biden has become the 46th president of the United States. He will face many challenges on the global stage. The Middle East, for one, can be counted on to provide multiple crises and opportunities for America. Below, we examine the most significant of them. In the past six months four Arab-Muslim majority states normalized relations with the Jewish state. They proceeded to establish diplomatic and commercial relations with Israel; they include Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sudan, and Morocco. The question now is whether the Biden administration will continue this trend, and extend peace between Israel and additional...
  • Rep.-elect Jamaal Bowman: "We need to bring H.R. 40 to the floor for a vote. We need reparations. We need a federal jobs guarantee. We need Medicare for all"

    12/27/2020 6:01:14 PM PST · by RandFan · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | Dec 27 | Rep.-elect Jamaal Bowman
    @thehill Rep.-elect Jamaal Bowman: "We need to bring H.R. 40 to the floor for a vote. We need reparations for the African American community. We need a federal jobs guarantee. We need Medicare for all."
  • College professor calls for 'vote reparations' for black voters that would count their ballots twice

    12/23/2020 10:28:38 AM PST · by Signalman · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/21/2020 | Michael Lee
    A law school professor called for “vote reparations” for black people to make elections fairer by giving them twice the voting power of other citizens. "Vote reparations would empower us to replace oppressive institutions with life-affirming structures of economic, social, and political equality," Brandon Hasbrouck, an assistant professor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, wrote in the Nation last week. "And if our elected representatives did not prioritize this transformational work, we could vote them out." Hasbrouck, who teaches race relations law and a class on critical race theory, argued that the “core problem” of the United...
  • The Votes of Black Americans Should Count Twice

    12/19/2020 10:59:43 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 93 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 17, 2020 | Brandon Hasbrouck
    Vote reparations would empower us to replace oppressive institutions with life-affirming structures of equality.Black votes in this country are worth less than white votes. Joe Biden won the Electoral College because Black voters in Atlanta, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia turned out in significant numbers. But even with overwhelming Black support—94 percent of Detroit voted for Biden!—the outcomes in Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania were worryingly close.One core problem is the Electoral College. Wyoming, which has just 580,000 residents and is 93 percent white, gets three electors because of its two senators and one representative in the House. By comparison, Georgia’s...

    11/20/2020 3:38:02 PM PST · by HereInTheHeartland · 136 replies
    Senate bill introduced to transfer 32 million acres to black farmers.
  • Deconstructing CRT And Dealing With The Racism Found Within Critical Race Theory

    11/08/2020 3:34:30 AM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 5 replies
    11/8/2020 | Its All Over Except...
    The progenitors and developers of CRT subjectively believe that racism is ingrained within American society and theorize that institutional racism is also ingrained and is utilized structurally to perpetuate so-called white privilege. Critical Race Theory (CRT) is founded upon and rooted in an obsession over racially stereotyping others, illogically proffers Gross Generalizations, and utilizes the Kafka Trap that whites are inherently biased and racist. It pushes woke "White Fragility", ultimately dispensing a system where accusations of racism are proof of it, denial of it is guilt, and disagreement over it is racist per (but not limited to) one of its...
  • 800 Compton residents to get guaranteed income in two-year pilot program (kali-fornia)

    10/21/2020 4:16:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10-18-20 | ALEJANDRA REYES-VELARDE
    Dubbed the Compton Pledge, the guaranteed income program will begin distributing free cash to 800 residents of the city in Los Angeles County for a period of two years. Compton Mayor Aja Brown has said that the ambitious program is the largest of its kind in for any city in the U.S. The majority Black and Latino city is just the latest in a growing list of cities across the country, and the world, that is experimenting with new ways to put money in residents’ hands give the grave economic calamity caused by the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. “I recognized...
  • More Fuel for the Fire: California’s new task force on reparations is a dangerous exercise in virtue-signaling.

    10/11/2020 6:28:49 AM PDT · by karpov · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 8, 2020 | Kerry Jackson
    Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Michael Ramirez suggests that California should pay reparations—not for slavery, but for subjecting everyone in the state to a lousy political class. He has a point. As the Golden State’s landscape burned, power grid faltered, and social fabric frayed, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill empaneling a nine-member task force to “study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans,” with “special consideration for African Americans who are descendants of persons enslaved in the United States.” California became the 31st member of the union 170 years ago, in the Compromise of 1850. It entered as a...