Slippery Slope: City Approves Reparations for Black Residents

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In this case, reparations is just another affirmative action move just a different name. Asheville city council in the Republican state of North Carolina approved “investments” in areas where minorities faced hardships. Investments should be done by private industry, not taxpayers unless it’s more symbolic. Ten states have done something for reparations so the movement is growing. It’s a great idea – in theory.

Reparations have been going on since June 19, 1865

That’s when a Union General announced in Galveston, TX that “all slaves are free”. At that point, they were technically able to put in the hard work to achieve the happiness the United States offered.

Fast forward to 2020. We’ve elected an African American President so the reparations should technically be complete. An African American has attained the highest office the land offers. Americans elected Barack Obama thinking this should prove America isn’t racist.

Reparations apparently are still necessary

Because now it’s political. Councilman Keith Young is one of two African Americans on the council that said, “Hundreds of years of black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today. It is simply not enough to remove statutes. Black people in this country are dealing with issues that are systemic in nature”.

Why aren’t minority owned businesses investing in the area? The demographics are more white. So are they racist just because there are less minorities? What would attract more minorities to a particular area? Asheville, North Carolina isn’t the only community with that problem. The state is Republican. If minorities are willing to research, they’d discover being under Democrat rule actually isn’t in their favor.

So reparations will never be enough

That slippery slope can go on as long as there are taxpayers willing to pay it. And this is provided monies go where they’re supposed to go.

The resolution reads “The resulting budgetary and programmatic priorities may include but not be limited to increasing minority home ownership and access to other affordable housing, increasing minority business ownership and career opportunities, strategies to grow equity and generational wealth, closing the gaps in health care, education, employment and pay, neighborhood safety and fairness within criminal justice.”

There’s plenty of interpretation here. Money can and will go anywhere. There was a small amount of allowed debate. Many were unable to make that so comments went well into the night. It was passed overnight 7 – 0 July 14. It was mostly in favor. If it was online, how free did dissenters feel to express their opinion without being labeled racist?

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  1. I believe that every Black person that was a slave prior to the Civil War, should be given financial reparations from every White slave owner that owned slaves prior to the Civil War.

    My family did not arrive on this continent until after the 20th Century had begun, so I should be exempt from paying lifetime welfare. Any Black person not descended from an actual slave would be as exempt as I am.

    I do not believe that anyone that the Census Bureau has has been able to locate any person, Black or White, that was alive 170 years ago. That makes the whole thing a farce.

  2. Hey. If they find a living slave or living slaveholder in the USA, I will gladly pay into the Reparations Fund.
    BTW: Will they also be billing the descendants of African tribes who sold their POWs (ancestors of today’s African-Americans) into slavery? Just wondering.

  3. I see plenty of Blacks who are considered successful, I don’t hear them complain and trying to get black reparations. These black people, I mentioned worked hard to get where they are. They worked hard to accomplish and had taken the opportunities to attain their American dream. The other blacks who wants black reparations just want power to keep their fellow blacks ignorant, idle and expects hand outs, afraid to go to work to uplift themselves from poverty, and keep them mostly irresponsible citizens. You don’t attain the American dream by expecting Hand outs like free college education, free medical care, free food. You have to work hard and pursue an American dream. If you are poor, get employment and study to pursue your dream by attending after work hours school. The opportunity is there just grab and work hard to obtain your dream. I did it that way by working and attending night schools. I graduated from college at the age of 33 years old and then went after and obtained Advanced degrees in my chosen profession. I am not white.

  4. I never was a slave owner – but if any of my ancestors were, they never informed me. So, if there are any reparations to be awarded, my ancestors should be contacted directly at/or negotiated thru the local cemeteries.

  5. It was the Democrats that controlled the south and we’re the slave owners and who financially supported the slave trade…it was the republican party and a republican president that freed the slaves and defeated the south in the civil war …so if the Democrat party and it’s supporters want to pay reparations…then knock yourselves out…

  6. Reparations to people 170 years removed from the initial problem is nuts. There are plenty of black people who have succeeded financially, socially, politically and any other way you can name, in this country. That’s what opportunity is, it isn’t a guarantee. If you work hard, you may succeeded, no guarantees. Burning down a business that may offer you employment is a guarantee you won’t get a job there. Burning down a society that offers you freedom is the quickest way to insure your enslavement.

  7. So once the these people have their reparations, the Blacks can then pay the Native Americans reparations and leave for Africa. Then when will the Council pay the Native Americans reparations and leave? I want to see which African Countries they are suing before any payment is made.

  8. When will reparations be provided to the descendants of the many thousands of white soldiers who died while destroying the practice of slavery in the USA?

  9. I would be more than happy to give any slaves reparations for the time they were a slave. Oh wait there is none! The black race where not the only race to be held in slavery. How about the Jews, Irish , Italians and the Chinese just to name a few. Get over yourselves and get a freaking job and earned your living like the rest of us!!!

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