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The United States should consider reparations to African-American descendants

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http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2016-01-29/un-working-group-suggests-us-work-on-racial-reconciliation


WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States should consider reparations to African-American descendants of slavery, establish a national human rights commission and publicly acknowledge that the trans-Atlantic slave trade was a crime against humanity, a United Nations working group said Friday.

The U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released its preliminary recommendations after more than a week of meetings with black Americans and others from around the country, including Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, the District of Columbia and Jackson, Mississippi.

After finishing their fact-finding mission, the working group was "extremely concerned about the human rights situation of African-Americans," chair Mireille Fanon Mendes-France of France said in the report. "The colonial history, the legacy of enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the U.S. remains a serious challenge as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent."

For example, Mendes-France compared the recent deaths of unarmed black men like Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of police to the lynchings of black men in the South from the post-Civil War days through the Civil Rights era. Those deaths, and others, have inspired protests around the country under the Black Lives Matter moniker.

"Contemporary police killings and the trauma it creates are reminiscent of the racial terror lynchings in the past," she told reporters. "Impunity for state violence has resulted in the current human rights crisis and must be addressed as a matter of urgency."


Some of the working group's members, none of whom are from the United States, said they were shocked by some of the things they found and were told.

For example, "it's very easy in the United States for African-Americans to be imprisoned, and that was very concerning," said Sabelo Gumedze of South Africa.

Federal officials say 37 percent of the state and federal prison populations were black males in 2014. The working group suggests the U.S. implement several reforms, including reducing the use of mandatory minimum laws, ending racial profiling, ending excessive bail and banning solitary confinement.

"What stands out for me is the lack of acknowledgement of the slave trade," said Ricardo A. Sunga III, who lives in the Philippines.

The working group suggests monuments, markers and memorials be erected in the United States to facilitate dialogue, and "past injustices and crimes against African-Americans need to be addressed with reparatory justice,"

The group will suggest several U.S. changes to improve human rights for African-Americans, which also include establishing a national human rights commission, ratifying international human rights treaties, asking Congress to study slavery and its aftereffects and considering reparations .

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent was established in 2002 by the then-Commission on Human Rights, following the World Conference against Racism in 2001.

It also visited the United States in 2010, where its final report found similar problems, including blacks facing disproportionately high unemployment, lower income levels, less access to education, "problematic access to quality health-care services and the high incidence of certain health conditions, electoral disenfranchisement and structural issues in the administration of justice (in particular incarceration rates)."


The current panel will give its final findings to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva in September.

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  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 32,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
    very interesting.

    let's see how the post racial , I didn't do nothing an should pay for what people did long ago white folk do.
    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



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  • xxCivicxxxxCivicxx stew Posts: 6,927 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't think now would be the right time tbh

    When it comes to black people as a whole, our financial IQ is nowhere near where it needs to be for us to actually benefit from any kind of reparations

    That money would go right back to white corporations. Which is why now would probably the perfect time for them to do it
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  • FosheezyFosheezy AKA Flying Wonders the Diamond Mind Posts: 3,204 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not only reparations they shouldn't be allowed to continue to benefit from the crimes of their ancestors either. That mean they need to give back all the stolen T land they have too
  • playmaker88playmaker88 Boy, I tell you that's vision Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten Posts: 67,904 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2016
    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

    Haven't read it myself yet a very in depth case for it.. its in my bookmarks..

    But speaking form myself It should come in the form of Free education,healthcare, no income tax to start . it should be about services and opportunity than straight up cash..
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  • xxCivicxxxxCivicxx stew Posts: 6,927 ✭✭✭✭✭
    AggyAF wrote: »
    xxCivicxx wrote: »
    I don't think now would be the right time tbh

    When it comes to black people as a whole, our financial IQ is nowhere near where it needs to be for us to actually benefit from any kind of reparations

    That money would go right back to white corporations. Which is why now would probably the perfect time for them to do it

    Reparations doesn't have to nor should it be just a check

    What else would white people willingly give us?
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  • D0wnD0wn Posts: 10,818 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2016
    xxCivicxx wrote: »
    I don't think now would be the right time tbh

    When it comes to black people as a whole, our financial IQ is nowhere near where it needs to be for us to actually benefit from any kind of reparations

    That money would go right back to white corporations. Which is why now would probably the perfect time for them to do it

    If blk ppl got a penny for every time we wrk against our own intrest, we would be gazilliinaires.
    The fact is, there's no such thing as a "right time", Its now or never.
    Ya'll was waiting for the" right time", to ask Obama. 8 years later... That man has 10 months left in office, and y'all still waiting.
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  • StillFaggyAFStillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityPosts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D0wn wrote: »
    AggyAF wrote: »
    xxCivicxx wrote: »
    I don't think now would be the right time tbh

    When it comes to black people as a whole, our financial IQ is nowhere near where it needs to be for us to actually benefit from any kind of reparations

    That money would go right back to white corporations. Which is why now would probably the perfect time for them to do it

    Reparations doesn't have to nor should it be just a check

    Nigga thats for u. I want my check.

    since my family aren't descendants of slaves in the US i shouldn't get a check
    xxCivicxx wrote: »
    AggyAF wrote: »
    xxCivicxx wrote: »
    I don't think now would be the right time tbh

    When it comes to black people as a whole, our financial IQ is nowhere near where it needs to be for us to actually benefit from any kind of reparations

    That money would go right back to white corporations. Which is why now would probably the perfect time for them to do it

    Reparations doesn't have to nor should it be just a check

    What else would white people willingly give us?

    I see where we are going here

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  • Jabu_RuleJabu_Rule Posts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭✭
    AggyAF wrote: »
    D0wn wrote: »
    AggyAF wrote: »
    xxCivicxx wrote: »
    I don't think now would be the right time tbh

    When it comes to black people as a whole, our financial IQ is nowhere near where it needs to be for us to actually benefit from any kind of reparations

    That money would go right back to white corporations. Which is why now would probably the perfect time for them to do it

    Reparations doesn't have to nor should it be just a check

    Nigga thats for u. I want my check.

    since my family aren't descendants of slaves in the US i shouldn't get a check

    All blacks were affected by Jim Crow no matter their origin, but American slavery built this country, and that should be the main focus of reparations. Other Nations need to do their part for the people they enslaved. England owes us too.

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  • Rasta.Rasta. Mt. ZionPosts: 9,342 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Reparations in the form of checks/cash is not the way to go
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  • D0wnD0wn Posts: 10,818 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2016
    Rasta. wrote: »
    Reparations in the form of checks/cash is not the way to go

    They should give niggas options. The option to have Reparations in a form of a Check, and in other forms.

    As i previously stated. Give me my check baybee.
    Ya can have trust worthy entities like the NAACP, The Local Church, The Goverment, Local State, A special fund that will go missing... ya can do that.


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  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 32,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/

    Haven't read it myself yet a very in depth case for it.. its in my bookmarks..

    But speaking form myself It should come in the form of Free education,healthcare, no income tax to start . it should be about services and opportunity than straight up cash..

    let's see how many people become card carrying members like they do with native Americans.

    let's see how they try to make you orove you are black or related to a slave or how you was disenfranchised in order to get anything.
    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


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  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 32,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
    or we can just bankrupt the country an all go to africa
    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


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  • cannonspike1994cannonspike1994 Posts: 1,509 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Fosheezy wrote: »
    Not only reparations they shouldn't be allowed to continue to benefit from the crimes of their ancestors either. That mean they need to give back all the stolen T land they have too

    And are we going to give it back to the native Americans?
    xxCivicxx wrote: »
    I don't think now would be the right time tbh

    When it comes to black people as a whole, our financial IQ is nowhere near where it needs to be for us to actually benefit from any kind of reparations

    That money would go right back to white corporations. Which is why now would probably the perfect time for them to do it
    xxCivicxx wrote: »
    I don't think now would be the right time tbh

    When it comes to black people as a whole, our financial IQ is nowhere near where it needs to be for us to actually benefit from any kind of reparations

    That money would go right back to white corporations. Which is why now would probably the perfect time for them to do it

    EVERY TIME THERES A DISCUSSION ABOUT REPARATIONS THERES ALWAYS BITCHASS NIGGAS LIKE YOU THAT SAY THIS SHIT.
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  • D0wnD0wn Posts: 10,818 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Fosheezy wrote: »
    Not only reparations they shouldn't be allowed to continue to benefit from the crimes of their ancestors either. That mean they need to give back all the stolen T land they have too

    And are we going to give it back to the native Americans?

    What the fuck that got to do with African Americans?
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  • ineedpussyineedpussy long hair dont care but bald head dont give a fuck! Posts: 7,252 ✭✭✭✭✭
    should of gave us our forty acres and a mule and watched blacks dab on these hoes. yeah i want my check first and foremost. also with the check blacks wouldnt have to pay state or federal taxes. free health care and free school. regardless if its private, technical or whatever.
    So ILL
  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Posts: 30,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A nonstarter. This reparations shit is a pipedream niggas continue to hold on to.
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  • CeLLaR-DooRCeLLaR-DooR Posts: 18,880 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Jabu_Rule wrote: »
    AggyAF wrote: »
    D0wn wrote: »
    AggyAF wrote: »
    xxCivicxx wrote: »
    I don't think now would be the right time tbh

    When it comes to black people as a whole, our financial IQ is nowhere near where it needs to be for us to actually benefit from any kind of reparations

    That money would go right back to white corporations. Which is why now would probably the perfect time for them to do it

    Reparations doesn't have to nor should it be just a check

    Nigga thats for u. I want my check.

    since my family aren't descendants of slaves in the US i shouldn't get a check

    All blacks were affected by Jim Crow no matter their origin, but American slavery built this country, and that should be the main focus of reparations. Other Nations need to do their part for the people they enslaved. England owes us too.

    Ya dyam right bredrin
  • zzombiezzombie Posts: 11,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If African Americans can get it then God bless them but on principle I don't really co-sign This kind of shit.
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  • jetlifebihjetlifebih Sion Posts: 4,655 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D0wn wrote: »
    Fosheezy wrote: »
    Not only reparations they shouldn't be allowed to continue to benefit from the crimes of their ancestors either. That mean they need to give back all the stolen T land they have too

    And are we going to give it back to the native Americans?

    What the fuck that got to do with African Americans?
    The land we live in belongs to the natives just as Africa belongs to us, so if we accept stolen land , that's just as bad as stealing the land ourself, I don't believe that we are owed nothing, but giving us something that isn't theirs or is stolen, that doesn't make things right
  • So ILLSo ILL Posts: 16,507 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If they had just given us our 40 acres and a mule like they were supposed to 150 years ago, we wouldn't be in this mess.
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