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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by pErvinalia » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:40 am

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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by JimC » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:11 am

He certainly has a thing about them...
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He's OCD without a doubt. Once he gets a bee in his bonnet he can't stop himself.
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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by Sean Hayden » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:36 pm

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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:58 pm

That's a relief. After making the offer I remembered that I don't know how to drive - well i know how to drive of course, it's not rocket science after all, I just never learned how to do it. Still, I'm happy to contribute in other ways - like organising the catering or team-building away-days etc.
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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by Sean Hayden » Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:02 pm

White House says Biden supports study of slavery reparations
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — President Joe Biden supports a study on whether descendants of enslaved people in the United States should receive reparations, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Wednesday, as the issue was being debated on Capitol Hill. Psaki told reporters that Biden “continues to demonstrate his commitment to take comprehensive action to address the systemic racism that persists today.”

Reparations have been used around the world to compensate victims of war, rape, terror and a host of other historical injustices.

But the United States has never made much headway in discussions of whether or how to compensate African Americans for more than 200 years of slavery and help make up for racial inequality.
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I'm guessing they would be researching how to make them work. :dunno:
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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by Brian Peacock » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:55 pm

I vacillate so much on this issue that I guess 'agnostic' is the best I can do atm, but it can't hurt to look at the possibility can it?
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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by Sean Hayden » Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:59 pm

Well, studies show that if you pick something up you're 30%* more likely to buy it, and you can't pick it up before finding it...

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Are we buying slaves?
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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by Sean Hayden » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:52 pm

Just the idea of reparations.
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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by Cunt » Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:28 am

Ya, no.

Not so much because it is a good, or bad idea. No, I say that because of what happens in Canada, between the feds and some of their early victims.

Basically, all the negotiations for indigenous people's are slow as molasses, and my best guess is because 'Canada' would in fact own VERY little if things were settled 'fairly'. They might even be paying rent on their nice Ottawa digs.

Seeing the wealthy establishment (the feds here) doing negotiations with their victims is a constant reminder that whoever loses, the lawyers always win.

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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:26 am

Just how far are you allowed to go back to claim reparations? How about modern slavery?
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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by Brian Peacock » Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:14 pm

Yeah, there are definitely problems to pin down, but it's as much about society acknowledging the debt as about what forms the recompense might take.
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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by Sean Hayden » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:54 pm

What about modern slavery? The sheriffs busted an operation nearby a few weeks ago freeing several people including a teenage girl. Those victims are entitled to support. Is that what you have in mind?
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Re: Reparations for slavery

Post by Sean Hayden » Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:58 pm

If you were able to solve the problem without reparations, what is the point of considering them now? That might be a decent position for you, but it really has fuck all to back it in the US.

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