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House Representative Sheila Jackson Lee Demands that reparations be made
When it rains, it pours sometimes and it's a deluge now.The country cannot afford more welfare for The BLM movement.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) calls for a commission to study reparations for slavery.
Anyone in the USA that was born a slave is dead and gone, We "owe" them nothing, Anyone who had slaves is also dead. So I'll call it even. If somebody wants to spend their money that's their choice, but don't expect me to pay someone something that they don't deserve or try to take money from me or other people who had no responsibility for slavery...
I am sick of hearing about it. I say lets just give every Black person, person claiming to be black or that trans-raced into being black about a million dollars, no $10,000,000.00 tax free.
When the hair weaves, crack by the kilo, new Rolls Royce's, Cadillac's, $1,000.00 tennis shoes, gold chains and teeth get bought it will be back to square one.
Consider the source.
My grandparents were immigrants- one was a hat maker, the other worked in a copper mill. They learned the language and struggled to earn a living. None of them ever had anything to do with slavery or mis-treated anyone of color. They did not get any breaks because they were Caucasian.
This is another attention grab and race baiting at its finest.
I was just thinking that with the current trends made by the left to erase American history, pretty soon the Issue of slavery should be totally forgotten anyway!
Anyone seeking to get this handout should be handed a one way ticket out of this country!
I think it is a great idea... with 2 stipulation... that the recipient show proof they are a descendant and give a Social Security number to receive the 25k dollars. Not an issue giving that money. Then in 1 yr when they don't file their tax return for this being income they will be prosecuted. And lose their section 8 free housing vouchers because income was exceeded to live in it. . Win Win for the govt. Less outlay for section 8 free housing and they got what they wanted.
Didn't know we still had slaves.
Sowell nailed it.
This one conveys my opinion. Can anyone name a successful African country that these folks ancestors might have come from? Are the descendants in this country better off here than they would be in Africa? After all of the money already spent on them, with very poor results, I have think a refund is more appropriate than reparations. Insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. Reparations after all of the money already spent falls under that definition. Bob
Before any of these race pimps utter another word perhaps, they should look at the start of the supply chain.
Ok, give them the money with the stipulation they go back to Africa and start a new life. Or if they get the money and stay here, then every person that is a descendent of someone that fought on the side of the Northern states gets reparation. A lot of people died and were wounded, not to mention having their lives disrupted freeing the slaves.
The whole reparation idea is a joke.
Crack is a terrible thing. Just think how they will end up after getting free money.
This woman is an embarrassment to the people of Texas. A perfect example of the need for term limits
it ain't going to change,she knows how to hand feed propaganda to her constituents over there in Acre Homes to have a lifetime job. Fan the flames of perceived racism and welfare giveaways is all she knows along with Al Greene.
The City of Houston Texas is losing their Covid handouts and will be having a serious debt crisis coming to the city council soon . Those two leftist Democrats mention above are going to have a hard time keeping their constituents happy very soon.
It is sad day when a group of people have so little confidence in their abilities that they harken back to a long ago wrong and demand assistance from a group that had nothing to do with that wrong.
Pathetic. Maybe some should consider the concept of black pride and what the concept should actually mean.
my relatives fought for the north, one died. will i still have to pay?
My ancestors fought for the north as well. I also come from Irish decent. Weren't the Irish enslaved as well? I want free stuff too!!!!
Oh Masta, I feel myself becoming a black woman.
I believe if reparations are to be paid they should be paid by the descendants of the Africans who sold those people into slavery. And the first people who should be paid are the descendants of those who were forced to fight to free the slaves in both Europe and America...
Do you blame the cartels or blame the end user?
It was the British who brought the slaves to America because they needed workers..make them pay..why should we..??
What Don said
Partially built on slave labor, partially build on child labor, partially built on people trapped in company towns for generations.
Where do we stop?
Rhetorical, of course. We either never stop or never start. One path is achievable and one is not.
By then America was full of slaves..and they could have children..
Reparations for slavery have already been made to the tune of 650,000 lives lost in Lincoln's war.
@truthful , I gave you a promote. Not JUST for this last post but for so many more that truly live up to your moniker!
Gov. Newsom wants to hand out $200,000+ if you are descendant of slave. Already greasing the skids to be next President. --------------------------Ray