Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Think Tank Tuesday 3/22: Should Blacks Forget About Reparations?

Reparations for the descendants of African slaves has always been a hot topic especially in the black community. On one hand some that feel black people should be awarded reparations for the atrocities that occurred during the slave trade in America that have had a ripple effect in the black community, and on the other hand you have some who think the government will never seriously consider reparations for blacks let alone issuing it to them. 

To make matters even more complex, the type of compensatory amends to be issued can't be agreed upon. Some think financial compensation will better help blacks while others think receiving land like reservations granted to Native Americans would better help the black community.   

What are your thoughts? Should blacks finally be given reparations for the atrocities occurring during the African slave trade? Is it fair that other groups of people have received reparations yet has never been considered for the descendants of African slaves? What should be done about it if anything? If reparations were to be distributed to black people what form would best help blacks to build their communities -- money, free college, land, etc.? 

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