So you people think that descendants of African-American slaves would have been better off in Africa?
I'd take MLKJr Blvd over any street in Liberia. Edited, Dec 1st 2011 1:36am by Kelvyquayo
Is that before or after Europe raped Africa?
In any case, I would rather be "poor" in Africa over being your slave any day of the week. Being "poor" is a part of life for most, being physically abused and dehumanized isn't. Jus' sayin'.
You do know that all races have been enslaving all other races since the dawn of time, right?
You know what happened when freed slaves were allowed to go back to Africa? They ENSLAVED the natives. Not to mention that African warlords had a huge part in the "Triangle" of slave trade as well.
And don't start about "they learned it from Europeans". A race of people doesn't need another race to teach them how to rape themselves.
And I am in NO way saying that to be a slave is somehow preferable to being poor. Wealth in a society doesn't necessarily equate to happiness in a society anyway. It's pretty relative. I'm saying that reparations are nonsensical for a great number of reasons.
To single out American descendants of slaves (not that that is even possible anyway) for compensation ignores all of the other races and cultures that have been dicked over since the dawn of time.
It's time to start looking ahead for solutions instead if digging up skeletons and expecting it to accomplish something.
Not that this debate isn't a total farce anyway as we all know it's never ever going to happen.
As far as affirmative action; that's a lot more than just blacks obviously; to couple it with an argument about reparations is being totally disingenuous to the real issue of prejudice.