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Should Black Americans Receive Reparations?

The Biden administration is facing increased pressure to give monetary reparations to black Americans…

Should Black Americans Receive Reparations?

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The Biden administration is facing increased pressure to give monetary reparations to black Americans.

Reparations expert Dreisen Heath told Fox News Digital: “Activists have been pressing the Biden administration to use his executive authority to immediately establish a federal reparations commission given the deliberate stalling at the congressional level.”

President Joe Biden is also facing pressure from lawmakers to issue an executive order.

In December, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) asked “with no apologies for an executive order to be in place.”

“I want for once an acceptance of the history, of the journey that African Americans have taken, to be an accepted reality in America.”

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  1. Ray Flaherty

    July 23, 2023 at 10:15 am

    This gender thing is not natural and is NOT something to be celebrated. The so-called rainbow flag belongs in the proponent’s living room wall not flown at the Whitehouse nor carried in patriotic parades.

    • Cheryl

      July 25, 2023 at 11:16 am

      Thank you! very well said! Only our American Flag stands for PRIDE IN OUR COUNTRY!

      • PETE

        September 8, 2023 at 10:45 am

        TALKING ABOUT FLAGS – – THESE PROFESSIONAL SPORTS MEMBERS WHO REFUSE TO STAND FOR THE FLAG SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO DRAW A PAYCHECK IN THIS COUNTRY..DISRESPECT THE FLAG – – DISRESPECT THE COUNTRY!!!! AND THEIR OWNERS SHOOULD BE FINED FOR ALLOWING THIS BEHAVIOR…

    • Dan

      August 25, 2023 at 6:15 pm

      Declare the democratic party a terrorist organization or lose America.

      • Danny Phillips

        September 8, 2023 at 7:03 pm

        Absolutely, they are a terrorist organization. So are police departments, ATF, FBI. IRS, DOJ, CIA, EPA and the rest of the alphabet agencies.

      • Donald Buice

        September 11, 2023 at 10:20 am

        Amen

    • Loretta Cogar

      August 26, 2023 at 10:42 am

      Very well said. If the Christian Flag, 10 Commandments, and other religious artifacts and ceremonies are not allowed then neither should the so-called pride flag. There’s no Pride in their Country or the men and women (not non-persons) who died for them just so they can say they’re part of the mixed-up alphabet soup. But this soup mess is STUPID.

  2. Lyle Sconzert

    July 23, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    NONE of my ancestors were slave owners, I was born ninety years ago – never owned slaves, and never met anyone or knew of anyone that owned slaves. African Americans today are no more entitled to reparations than I am a Caucasian American!

    • Clifford Wells

      August 12, 2023 at 6:38 am

      People today have no idea what slavery was about only what they have read about anybody who wants this reparation is just a greedy money grabber because nobody alive today has experienced those issues.

    • JPC

      August 31, 2023 at 12:56 pm

      Absolutely Lyle… I have ancestors who died on the fields fighting for equality… If anyone should be handed handouts it should be their descendant’s … Putting it so the folks with their collective hands out can understand, HELL to the NO!!!

    • Oldwestman

      September 8, 2023 at 2:33 pm

      There is no one alive today that owned slaves and there is no one alive today that was a slave. If Lincoln had his way all blacks would have been sent back to Africa, so the Black Americans of today would be living in mud huts over in Africa, not cruising the hood in a fancy car. I have had many friends who were Black Americans over the years, and I admire a lot of the famous Black Americans like Thomas Sowell, Morgan Freeman,& James Earl Jones! In this country if you work hard and put your mind to it you can find a way to succeed and find your way in this world. No one handed me anything and many times I despaired of ever making anything of my self or becoming a worth while member of society but I finally got my head out of my ass and worked at getting somewhere with my life, I never became rich but I am not a burden to society or living in prison either and I guess that I did fairly well!

  3. Irishgal

    July 23, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    NO reparations unless they get it only from the democrats. Only living Pres. that did NOT have slavery in their background is Trump. Even Harris- Her father still lives on the plantation in Jamaca that her family had slaves on. Democrats were formed by KKK. Reparations- go back to Africa and get it from the Africans who sold their people to begin with! BTW there STILL is slavery! Women being sold, children etc! Many slaves back then- also fought for their freedom. After the Civil war, many received land and a mule as reparations then. Also reparations were paid- IN LIVES! Maybe the Xidens since they recvd $17M- and since they care sooooo much- could donate their ill gotten gains. Pelosi is worth $127M+, Schiff $3M and the rest of them and their $Mllions (on a salaried 100-127,000+yrly. They can afford to gve up one of their mansions.

    • Danna

      August 25, 2023 at 6:32 pm

      Agree! There is probably NO nation, that has not had/been in slavery, to another. The Hebrews/Jews (who are in my Ancestry) were “God’s OWN Children”,& were in slavery MANY times. There are many tribes today, who are in slavery, in the same areas the ones in our country, were sold by to slave traders. IF they had NOT been sold, they would STILL be in slavery in their home countries! A black female atty from the US, went back to “see her roots. She stayed w/a black atty in that country, who SHOWED her “her roots” & told her she should be THANKFUL, she her ancestors WERE sold & brought to America, or SHE(American) would be having to live the same way she (African) was. The Irish were treated just as bad in the US. ALSO, MY ancestors (Jewish) were sold here as “indentured servants for 7 year. WHERE are MY reparations? The same place everyone elses is. DEAD AND GONE. Up to US to work and achieve, as MANY of every race and creed have done! The 2nd pres.of “America” was a black man and paid for the boots and guns of Washington’s army. His pic is included on the back of the $2 bill.

    • Loretta Cogar

      August 26, 2023 at 10:52 am

      AMEN. I never to my knowledge had any family members own slaves, and I don’t know of ANY African American living in the last 100 years who Picked Cotton growing up or were SLAVES or their parents or grandparents were slaves.

  4. Don

    July 23, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    They need to put in the effort many have to educate themselves and learn how to use that little 4 letter word “work” like the many have…..and THAT is of ALL races.

    • Robert Saulino

      July 23, 2023 at 7:58 pm

      Will someone please tell me WHY people that have NEVER owned a slave, should be forced to give reparations to people that have NEVER been a slave !! This sounds to me like a gimmick of the DemocRATic party to get the Black vote !!

  5. james deffendall

    July 23, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    Its all bout money and votes.

  6. Cheryl

    July 25, 2023 at 11:12 am

    I disagree with the BLACKS getting money they do not deserve. I am white and not RACIST. GOD created ALL MEN AND WOMEN EQUAL. I don`t know who started this RACIST BUSINESS, but it is BS! I think that ALL AMERICANS SHOULD LIVE IN PEACE TOGETHER WITHOUT ALL OF THE FIGHTING, KILLING AND RIOTING AGAINST EACH OTHER. It is GOD`S LOVE that we are all here. So, if you meet someone on the street SMILE AND SAY HELLO. That makes for a HAPPY DAY! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

    • Papa Bear

      August 25, 2023 at 5:38 pm

      Never happen. The politicians won’t allow it. Keeping us “little people” at each others throats is how the maintain their positions. If the races and other poor people ever united, we’d all see them for what they (the politicians) really are, and throw out the whole bunch of them; and start all over

  7. P. A. King

    July 25, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    There should absolutely not be any reparations paid to Blacks. Whoever pushes this money-grab needs to realize that not only Blacks were enslaved. The Irish were enslaved by the English and other nations. Jews have been slaves to many. No reparations need be paid.

    • Sharon C

      August 12, 2023 at 7:01 pm

      Your reply is good. All races have had slavery. My people from England were bond servants and share croppers. I am just glad to live in the USA We need to stop this racist thing and love one another.

  8. Homer

    July 28, 2023 at 9:54 am

    WAIT a minute people, I DO BELIEVE that Black Slaves do deserve reparations! I MEAN, ALL actual factual Slaves alive today, living, should get what the law will allow. OH, wait a minute, there are none alive today and haven’t been for many years! LEGALLY, this is a law to PROVIDE those reparations for actual slaves right!SO why are those NOT slaves today, seeking what they have never experienced!

  9. Leo Klaudi

    August 2, 2023 at 8:54 am

    If anyone in America deserves reparations, it is the AMERICAN INDIANS who are living in squallers, today, on remote reservations all over the country that our government stole from them. They deserve better than what they have and how our government has treated them. It’s absolutely shameful. These people deserve better, our country was theirs and our ancestors stole it from them and they are still suffering on shit hole reservation where they can’t even grow crops tom help feed themselves. HELP AMERICAN INDIANS BEFORE ANY OTHER GROUPS, BECAUSE WE OWE THEM!!!!!

    • Jennle koppman

      August 25, 2023 at 5:41 pm

      I totally agree

    • Papa Bear

      August 25, 2023 at 6:00 pm

      What happened to the Native American People was inevitable. The way it happened, and is still happening, is unconscionable!

  10. homer

    August 2, 2023 at 10:36 am

    I think all slaves, I mean all those that were enslaved in the time of the civil war and before, surely ought to get reparation! How many would that be? OH, wait a minute, NONE! This is ONLY a love of money thing! Besides there have been reparations for many years. I mean food stamps, and the NAACP, and welfare and the many other systems used to give blacks a leg up! THIS IS NOT about what may have been wrong, because no black man or woman today knows anything about Slavery! That ended in 1864. That’s about 160 years ago!

  11. Homer

    August 2, 2023 at 10:39 am

    WILL these so-called reparations fix the issue of racial tensions and racial divide? NO, H E Double Hockey sticks NO! The same a racial integration and race mixing, it had not fixed one thing since its inception! Reparations will destroy this nation!

  12. Oscar S. Ramirez

    August 6, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Blacks have benefited in our country. They have also caused immense damage. Perhaps Blacks should pay for the damage done to the country which they seem to ignore. The welfare state for citizens has to end at sometime. No American citizen owes Blacks anything though they think so. They need to go after the deep pockets of Black kin who sold them. Those were days when Black owners were thinning the herd.

  13. Spencer

    August 10, 2023 at 7:24 am

    George Soros paid them reparations to burn down demonrat city blocks and Kumswala harris raised money for their bail if they were arrested so they would be released and continue their burn, loot, murderous normal behavior. The only reparations they are entitled to are the contents inside a 40 round magazine.

  14. Clifford Wells

    August 10, 2023 at 7:49 am

    I agree with Spencer and this shit about everything you say and do is racial you know that the blacks are the most racial people there is.

  15. Michael Byokawski

    August 10, 2023 at 9:18 am

    my family didnt get to America till the late 1880’s, I dont owe them a dime, neither does the country

    • Papa Bear

      August 25, 2023 at 5:56 pm

      Members of my family served and fought in the 25th Michigan Regiment during the War Between The States (Civil War). And, some of them died to keep the Union together and to end Slavery. I don’t figure I owe anyone reparations, just as no one owes me anything, either. I wasn’t in that war, and today’s “African Americans”, to use the “Politically Correct” reference, were not Slaves.

  16. Sharon

    August 13, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    Any reparations paid must come from the descendants of actual slave owners. My ancestors did not own slaves so why should my tax dollars be used to give reparations to people who have never been enslaved?

  17. James

    August 21, 2023 at 1:36 pm

    If we go back far enough I expect we all had family members who were slaves at one time or another and I am white.
    Biden is creating a new class of slaves right now. Why don’t we worry about that, and the cartels that are enslaving them. Oh, I forgot, they are not black!

  18. Lolita Collier

    August 23, 2023 at 10:25 am

    Why try and dig up something that is history? Nobody is still living that was a slave. Why should the white people need to pay anybody, anything when we are not the ones who had slaves? This whole thing is ridiculous.

  19. robert

    August 23, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    IF THEY WANT REPARATIONS, THEN YOU HAD BETTER LOOK BACK IN THE DAYS WHEN THE PHARROS OF EGYPT USED SOUTH AFRICANS TO BUILD THE PYRAMIDS FOR THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF EGYPT. AFRICANS ALONG WITH CHINEESE WERE PAID TO BUILD RR LINES IN THE 1800,S. NOW.CHINA HAS SLAVES DIGGING OUT LITHIUM IN DIRTY MINES IN AFRICA. YOU SEE. ALL AFRICANS ARE GOOD FOR SOMETHING. BEING POLICE OFFICERS, RAILROAD ENGINEERS, POLTICIANS, TRUCKDRIVERS, TEACHERS DITCH DIGGERS, CONSTRUCTION WORKERS. HEY WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT.

  20. Sonny

    August 25, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    Nope not a chance. Sorry they have earned this disrespect and it has nothing to do with their great great grandparents!

    • Bernice Burchfield

      August 25, 2023 at 7:01 pm

      Read the history. The tribes in Africa would be warring with each other. The winners would take the others captive and sell them if the ships. We did. It go in and xapture them. They winners sold the conquoref.

      • al

        September 8, 2023 at 6:24 am

        best improve your English spelling an correct typos.

      • al

        September 8, 2023 at 6:25 am

        Best improve your English spelling and correct typos.

  21. KawikaFiveSix

    August 25, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    In his 2002 book Uncivil Wars: The Controversy over Reparations for Slavery, David Horowitz recounts an ad he produced that listed ten reasons why reparations for slavery are not only a bad idea but a racist one, too. Twenty years later, his list still holds up. Among its points:
    • There’s no distinct group that was responsible for slavery.
    • There’s no distinct group that benefited from it exclusively.
    • Only a small minority of White Americans owned slaves, while hundreds of thousands of Whites gave their lives to the cause of abolishing slavery.
    • Most living Americans have no connection to slavery, direct or indirect.
    • The reparations claim is based on race, not injury.
    • The claim is one more attempt to divide the races and turn Blacks into “victims”.
    • Trillions in reparations have already been paid to Blacks via “Great Society” giveaways and other social programs.

    The Leftist’s Objective: Historical Revisionism
    By banning all things Confederate, they are denying the history of the War Between the States, the war that freed the slaves.
    The next generation will never learn that 620,000 White People died to free Black Slaves, thus furthering the lies of so-called “White Privilege” and that “All Whites are Racist”. If that was true, then it is difficult to explain the fact that White People voluntarily went to war and died to bring about the end of Slavery.
    As the final verse of the “The Battle Hymn Of The Republic” says:
    “In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was born across the sea,
    With a glory in His bosom, that transfigures you and me:
    As He died to make men holy, LET US DIE TO MAKE MEN FREE,
    While God is marching on.”
    The Yankee Soldiers would have never made that song so popular among the troops, had the wording of that final verse been nothing but a lie!

  22. KawikaFiveSix

    August 25, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    The Democratic Party of today argues that all African Americans, (only SOME of whom are descended from slaves) deserve reparations. (Their ancestors being slaves is something we cannot whitewash or forget).
    However, this “Reparations” idea has obvious problems, with some of the most salient, being that:
    1. In the entire history of the world, there is practically no country, no race, or no peoples who have not either been slaves at one time, or slaveholders during another time, or both.
    2. No one alive today in this country has ever been a slave and no one alive in this country has ever owned slaves. (Unless they are Muslims or Chinese, who are still holding slaves in the Middle East and Mainland China, even today, but you will never hear that from any Leftist sources.)
    3. This whole proposition is immoral for many reasons. But in calculating anything like a claim for recompense there should be some form of calculation of the damages and harm done by the “guilty” parties, yet not to harm those whose ancestors were innocent.
    4. Slavery has existed in every civilization throughout history. The only question, therefore, isn’t who had slavery, but who was willing to fight and die to abolish it? ANSWER: White Americans!
    5. The Democrat’s ‘Jim Crow Laws’ STILL Exist When it Comes to Blacks Owning Guns in Some States!
    6. Democrats want to steal money from people whose own ancestors fought, bled, suffered, and died to end slavery! 360,000 Union Soldiers, mainly White men suffered and died and paid “reparations” with their blood to free four million slaves.
    7. Many Civil War Veterans were maimed for life, by the loss of arms, legs, vision, or suffered war related illnesses.
    8. Many Blacks fought for either the North or the South during the Civil War.
    9. The progeny of the White Conductors on the Underground Railroad who risked their lives if they were caught, should not be held responsible for Reparations.
    10. White People in the 1960s died to give Blacks their Civil Rights! Search term: “The Onion Field”
    11. Over one thousand Free-Blacks in the South OWNED Slaves too, so how is it that their progeny deserves any reparations?
    12. Many Chinese who came here to work the gold fields and railroads and were treated almost as slaves, and they produced millions of children. How are they to be held responsible?
    13. Many Whites and people of other races were immigrants who came to the USA, AFTER the Civil War and they produced millions of children! How are they to be held responsible?
    14. There are many millions of African Blacks who got off the boat, AFTER the Civil War until today, and they produced many millions of children!
    15. “By the 1980s more Black Africans had come to America voluntarily as immigrants seeking Freedom and Opportunity than ever came as slaves.” —Dennis Prager
    How are any of them owed Slavery reparations?
    16. “If America is systemically racist against Black people, if every White American is a racist, why have more than four million Black people emigrated from Africa and the Caribbean to the United States since the 1960s? Tens of millions more would if they could. Are they all fools? Is there any other example of a vast number of people immigrating to a country that hates them? Why would anyone move to a country that is systemically bigoted against them? Did any Jews immigrate to Germany after the Nazis came to power in 1933?” —Dennis Prager
    17. Yet, Southern Democrats whose own ancestors OWNED the slaves would pay an equal “share”!
    18. Many Blacks are Mixed Race, some going back generations, what kind of financial gymnastics is that called for? There would need to be Nazi-like ‘inquiries’ into the claimant’s racial background, to determine their share. Or would fake “Blacks” like Rachel Dolezal collect?
    19. Many people, both Whites and Blacks, are of mixed ancestry with all the races and nations on the earth.
    20. A Black man named Anthony Johnson was the very FIRST owner of Black slaves, in the USA, he came here to make more money raising tobacco by the use of slavery, because slavery was the most lucrative business (and it still is in Africa and the Middle East, they are STILL selling their people into slavery.) He had four White and one Black indentured servant. The Black indentured servant, John Casor demanded that Johnson release him after his allotted seven years of indenture. The court ruled in Johnson’s favor and made Casor a slave for LIFE. (It’s not clear if Anthony Johnson also kept his White indentured servants as slaves for Life)
    21. (The very first slaves in the US were Irish children, shipped here by the British, arrived four months before the first Black slaves arrived… Irish adults came later… most of them died before they made much of an impact on US history and are mainly forgotten. Most were FORCEFULLY DEPORTED FROM IRELAND AND SOLD INTO INDENTURED SERVITUDE. Whereas the normal indenture is a voluntary contract for a certain number of years to work without compensation and to pay off an earlier debt.
    Search term: “The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten White Slaves”
    22. Muslim slave traders from Africa and Arabia sold MORE Whites into slavery by raiding Europe than they did from raiding the Black African people.
    23. Black African Tribes such as the Ashanti captured and sold other Blacks to both Muslim and White Slavers. However, sometimes the Slave Trading Tribes later became the hunted. It was the Ashanti’s own Kente Cloth that the Democrats wore in the halls of Congress when they ‘took a knee’ for the career criminal George Floyd.
    Search term: “Black African tribes that sold others into slavery.”
    24. Democrats claim that “DACA” kids should not have to pay for their own parents’ crimes. However, those very same Dems believe that ALL White people are still responsible for the actions of pre-Mid-19th Century Democrat Slave Owners!
    25. Vice President Kamala Harris, when asked about her family’s history of owning slaves, says “That was in the past and has nothing to do with me”. This throws ice water on the whole “Reparations” argument!
    26. Can you say: “Equal application of the law”?
    WHO SHOULD PAY THEN?
    Southern Democrats primarily, then all other Democrats because they are the ones who owned the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crowe Laws, Racial Segregation, and Black Voter Suppression… We must INCLUDE BLACK Democrats too, because many Free-Blacks in the South OWNED Slaves too!

    So, the Black Dems get to “Pay” themselves… after the usual obligatory Governmental “Slight Charge for Shipping and Handling”!

    Bottom line: don’t let the Democrats change America for the worse. Remember November!

  23. BTeboe

    August 25, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    No. The world ran on slavery and included all races. Blacks were not the only victims of slavery. In fact the first person to own a slave in the US was a black man by the name of Anthony Johnson and he went to court to keep his slave. The Irish were also sold into slavery. The word Slave comes from the word Slav (Eastern European ancestry). Islam condones slavery to this day and in Mauritania you can still will your slaves to your children (even though it was supposedly ended in 1981). If we want to do something about slavery in the US we need to close our borders. Women and children are trafficked into sexual slavery every single day. One more thing – more people died in the Civil War than all of our other wars combined. The Reparations debt has been paid in blood.

  24. Loretta Cogar

    August 26, 2023 at 10:59 am

    I never to my knowledge had any family members own slaves, and I don’t know of ANY African American living in the last 100 years who Picked Cotton growing up or were SLAVES or their parents or grandparents were slaves.
    Slaves came from AFRICA where they were SOLD into SLAVERY by their waring, neighboring TRIBESMEN. The Eastern European Peoples in turn SOLD them again and again finally selling them to the EARLY AMERICAN SETTLERS. You and I are NOT responsible for what happened to your ANCESTORS or by WHOM. That is why the Civil War (which you all are trying to cancel) was FOUGHT, to FREE Your ANCESTORS. Thank GOD they were freed by WHITE MEN and Black who thought by GOD that owning human beings was wrong. It was good GOD Fearing Men and Women who worked at great risk to themselves to FREE and PROTECT your ANCESTORS. Anyone who thinks we owe you for what your ancestors went through and not what our ancestors went through to free them is lower than the slime I walk through on the farm. I say Take your Reparations and stick them where the sun doesn’t shine as that’s where they belong. I will say I WOULD agree IF this had happened within the last 50 years BUT IT DIDN’T! So get off your high horses, wake up, and live in today.

  25. Donald Cook

    August 28, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    I say to the Millions of good Blacks, you are doing good. To the Low life’s that think they are owed something, pack your bags and your lazy butt’s and go back to your home land..

  26. john ainslie

    August 30, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    You’re about 160 ys too late to blame anyone for slavery!You’re the same generation as me bitch, take responsibility for your own damn self!

  27. James

    September 8, 2023 at 6:30 am

    Fuck Reparations

  28. Tarheel

    September 8, 2023 at 7:32 am

    Where will it stop? If given reparations, in 10 yrs. more will be demanded. 40 acres and a mule was a pretty good deal at the time. As a country we have given billions to the black race thru welfare, housing, school enhancements and many other entitlements that no other race was ever given Evan though every race on earth has had ancestors that were slaves to others. Black Americans have created many of the problems they face while at the same time many have been quite successful. It’s way past time to quit crying about victimization and take advantage of the freedoms and liberty’s this great country offers

  29. Michael

    September 8, 2023 at 8:41 am

    My family came from Poland many yrs after the civil war no damn money they were treated no worse than the chinese or irish building the railroads . Blacks have been given more priorities than any group, if they want to stay in the ghetto thats their call, no damn money period, or let biden pay them from the money he got from the chinese for selling out our country

  30. Herb

    September 11, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    All reparations should be in the form of one-way tickets to an African country where they will not have to put up with any whites. After that they are on their own.

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