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Mitch McConnell on Reparations

 
Casper 2019-06-19 03:39:04 

The following from the man who wanted Obama to be a one-term president.


We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We’ve elected an African American president,” he said. “I think we’re always a work in progress in this country, but no one currently alive was responsible for that, and I don’t think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for it.”

 
nitro 2019-06-19 10:33:06 

In reply to Casper

no one currently alive was responsible for that, 

No Mitch but many still benefit by their inheritance.

 
dayne 2019-06-19 11:54:17 

In reply to Casper

Mitch has a very convenient answer, he has the mindset of the first invaders of the Americas.

 
StumpCam 2019-06-19 12:25:33 

In reply to nitro

Someone stole your handle? lol lol
That would have been my exact response!

 
Tryangle 2019-06-19 14:30:15 

In reply to Casper

and I don’t think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for it


How much $$ going towards Spaaaaaace Forrrrrrce?

 
birdseye 2019-06-19 16:50:52 

In reply to nitro

No Mitch but many still benefit by their inheritance.

Nitro is that you or somebody stole your handle? --- actually I kind of cringe on the term reparation for slavery – I believe true equality and equal (not overwhelming white) privilege would be good enough – but I guess we won’t get either – so maybe reparation is the only answer? I don’t know – I believe with true equality and equal access we all have the ability to attain the same proportional success and mediocrity…..

 
Tryangle 2019-06-19 17:53:45 

In reply to birdseye

I think that's why for some an acceptable form of reparations is levelling the playing field when it comes to access to college education (more grants for minorities in the US, etc, for example) and the like.

For many white people, they cringe at the notion of govt writing a check out to black people, and the argument stops right then and there instead of exploring other methods.

 
nitro 2019-06-19 19:40:29 

In reply to Tryangle

I think a very good option is repaying all student loans for black students who graduate with As, distinction, whatever you bright folks attain.

 
BeatDball 2019-06-19 19:44:07 

In reply to nitro Bang on! & that's all I'm going to say on this...

cool

 
sudden 2019-06-19 20:09:35 

In reply to nitro

I think a very good option is repaying all student loans for black students who graduate with As, distinction, whatever you bright folks attain.


was it these folks that were enslaved?

 
nitro 2019-06-19 20:23:39 

In reply to sudden

No, but that would place them in a position to compete with those who benefit from the inheritance of riches built by enslaving blacks.

 
sudden 2019-06-19 20:32:06 

In reply to nitro

And you reckon that would be the best use of reparations?

 
nitro 2019-06-19 20:40:53 

In reply to sudden

What do i know?

Just a humble suggestion.

 
sudden 2019-06-19 20:43:46 

In reply to nitro

ok... understood big grin