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Advocates quietly push for repayment for slavery

There are 1597 comments on the South Bend Tribune story from Jul 9, 2006, titled Advocates quietly push for repayment for slavery. In it, South Bend Tribune reports that:

Advocates who say black Americans should be compensated for slavery and its Jim Crow aftermath are quietly chalking up victories and gaining momentum.

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cracker springfield

AOL

#1 Jul 9, 2006
excuse me!!!!! since when were poeple of modern day have anyone been a slave. after what happened to the american indian. you blacks think something is owed to you. be happy your ass could still be in africa. eather starving or genicide going on you, no one alive did anything like that. your brothers from africa sold your poeple to slave traders
LA in the dark

San Antonio, TX

#2 Jul 9, 2006
This is just more leftist bullsh*t. Anything to steal money for vote buying. Wasn't the 1.5+ Billion dollars stolen during hurricane Katrina reperations enough???

Now that I think of it, if 1.5 Billion was stolen, how much has been spent on the chocolate city anyway???
LA in the dark

San Antonio, TX

#3 Jul 9, 2006
cracker springfield wrote:
Your brothers from africa sold your poeple to slave traders
Yep, sold them to the Brits, who shipped them to New York, Then after Britain got out of the business, New York took it up. After New York got out of the business, we had the civil war...and the south has been the scapegoat ever since.

Strange, all these centuries later and "brothers" are still killing "brothers".
centralvirginia

Ruckersville, VA

#4 Jul 9, 2006
Omigod! Is there anyone living today who was either a slave or a slaveowner??
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#5 Jul 9, 2006
Actually.....if you read history, the first slaves in America, were white. They had to work the fields, and do the chores, and after 10 years manditory enslavement, were given some money, and set free. This is a fact. I feel the slavery issue is one that is in the past. My mother was a holocaust victim, the Germans took everything, killed her entire family, and put her in a Concentration camp. Luckily, the Americans came. She survived. Thank-you WWII soldiers!
Forum Jumper

Belleville, IL

#6 Jul 9, 2006
Bill Of Rights:Admendment XIV:

Section 4.
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 5.
The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

*Changed by section 1 of the 26th amendment.
Forum Jumper

Belleville, IL

#7 Jul 9, 2006
Doesn't that prove we do not have to pay them? or amI understanding that wrong.
If they get there Money I am Native American I want my money.
Frontier Justice

Studio City, CA

#8 Jul 9, 2006
Good point JAO:
Germany has never had to pay for all holocaust victims.
I think what this guy had to say in the artical about sums it up.
"Reparations opponents insist that no living American should have to pay for a practice that ended more than 140 years ago. Plus, programs such as affirmative action and welfare already have compensated for past injustices, said John H. McWhorter, a senior fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute."
It may also be a new ploy of the Government to take our minds off the Immagration issue.
And off the Security and Prosperity Partnership Of North America.http://www.spp.gov/rep ort_to_leaders/
Forum Jumper

Belleville, IL

#9 Jul 9, 2006
Oh you know I also want my money For My ancestor’s death, which died Fighting for the blacks right. Apparently it does not matter how many white people died to free these people. We did not force them into slavery, and to top it of slavery was only a problem in the lower southern states, and the rest of American fought for them. Does this not matter? I am so sick of this Crap, Get over it. That was the past this is today, drop it and move on. I did not own a slave and neither did anyone in my family. I am sick of taking the blame and abuse. The past is the past and you can not change it, stop trying, when it comes to my family no amount of money is gonna make it better.
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#10 Jul 9, 2006
Yes, Forum Jumper, I see your point. Where, exactly, are we going to draw the line here in America. We can't give to one group, and not to the other. The Gov't will have to decide the issue. I feel it go on the back burner.
Lance Winslow

United States

#11 Jul 9, 2006
Gimme Money!
Forum Jumper

Belleville, IL

#12 Jul 9, 2006
Well I wonder will they get there money before or after, they are done giveing it all to the illigals. Cause God Know real americans are not getting it.
VoiceOfReason

Sun Prairie, WI

#13 Jul 9, 2006
The sad part of this is the idea of "reperations" was brought forward by the NAACP and the ACLU. The idea of "reperations" is nothing more than a farce to keep a definitive seperation and battle between the blacks and whites. This division is need to keep money flowing into the pockets of the greedy. Of which the people making the MOST amount of money from the race war are ALL BLACK. If black Americans were to truly see how they are being used by there own to perpetuate a flase war and fatten the coffers of their own, they might just rebel themselves.
centralvirginia

Ruckersville, VA

#14 Jul 9, 2006
Forum Jumper wrote:
Oh you know I also want my money For My ancestor’s death, which died Fighting for the blacks right. Apparently it does not matter how many white people died to free these people. We did not force them into slavery, and to top it of slavery was only a problem in the lower southern states, and the rest of American fought for them. Does this not matter? I am so sick of this Crap, Get over it. That was the past this is today, drop it and move on. I did not own a slave and neither did anyone in my family. I am sick of taking the blame and abuse. The past is the past and you can not change it, stop trying, when it comes to my family no amount of money is gonna make it better.
None of my ancestors owned any slaves. In fact, several of them fought for the North in the Civil War.

Of course, no one alive today owned any slaves. No one alive today IS or WAS a slave. Therefore, the idea of reparations for something that ended in 1863 is absurd.
centralvirginia

Ruckersville, VA

#15 Jul 9, 2006
VoiceOfReason wrote:
The sad part of this is the idea of "reperations" was brought forward by the NAACP and the ACLU. The idea of "reperations" is nothing more than a farce to keep a definitive seperation and battle between the blacks and whites. This division is need to keep money flowing into the pockets of the greedy. Of which the people making the MOST amount of money from the race war are ALL BLACK. If black Americans were to truly see how they are being used by there own to perpetuate a flase war and fatten the coffers of their own, they might just rebel themselves.
Case in point:

http://www.judicialwatch.org/1285.shtml
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#16 Jul 9, 2006
Frontier Justice wrote:
Good point JAO:
Germany has never had to pay for all holocaust victims.
I think what this guy had to say in the artical about sums it up.
"Reparations opponents insist that no living American should have to pay for a practice that ended more than 140 years ago. Plus, programs such as affirmative action and welfare already have compensated for past injustices, said John H. McWhorter, a senior fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute."
It may also be a new ploy of the Government to take our minds off the Immagration issue.
And off the Security and Prosperity Partnership Of North America.http://www.spp.gov/rep ort_to_leaders/
I concur. We have programs and laws, put into place, to compensate these people. I'm from the North here, we fought for the black to be free. Isn't the life, one white man put on the line to fight for freedom, enough? Isn't that worth anything? How many did not believe in slavery? Multitudes! Enough to win the war! I have read extensively on the issue of slavery, but I have read extensively on the issue of many people that have suffered throughout history. We need to be rational about this issue. How would the blacks like it, if we said, we want compensation for all the white soldiers that fought the war for you. When is enough, enough? Please.
Forum Jumper

Belleville, IL

#17 Jul 9, 2006
I would suggest To form a group like the NAACP and the ACLU, But we would be called racists white supremist. If they want a comp then they need to talk to the People who sold them. Their own Country. instead of fighting for mo' money they should be Fighting to stop the slavery that still goes on in africa.
DSEBarringtonIL

Fox River Grove, IL

#18 Jul 9, 2006
This is just another case of who's got the biggest & best lobbyists. Also, let's see what can be shoved through the Congress & Senate without anyone noticing it. Why should the US pay anyone for something that happened more than 200 years ago. For that matter, why should the US keep helping all the countries that just turn around and slap us in the face. I never noticed the Japanese paying any of the families of service people after bombing Pearl Harbor. Although, we helped rebuild their country after Hiroshima & Nagasaki, and they don't even allow fair trade with us. As far as I'm concrened the US owes no one anything, but a great many nations owe the US a great deal.
Forum Jumper

Belleville, IL

#19 Jul 9, 2006
DSEBarringtonIL wrote:
This is just another case of who's got the biggest & best lobbyists. Also, let's see what can be shoved through the Congress & Senate without anyone noticing it. Why should the US pay anyone for something that happened more than 200 years ago. For that matter, why should the US keep helping all the countries that just turn around and slap us in the face. I never noticed the Japanese paying any of the families of service people after bombing Pearl Harbor. Although, we helped rebuild their country after Hiroshima & Nagasaki, and they don't even allow fair trade with us. As far as I'm concrened the US owes no one anything, but a great many nations owe the US a great deal.
and it is time we collect. so we can feed our Children not everyone elses
In Too Deep

San Antonio, TX

#20 Jul 9, 2006
Just An Observer wrote:
Where, exactly, are we going to draw the line here in America. We can't give to one group, and not to the other. The Gov't will have to decide the issue. I feel it go on the back burner.
I guess you think this is a Republican thing, too - eh?

Open your wallet,'cause your Democrat saviors are calling - again...and again and again and again and again. You should be proud - it never ends until all are totally dependent and equally poor.

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