Sunday, August 3, 2008


Democratic presidential hopeful, Senator Barack Obama, opposes giving reparations to descendants of slavery, he said Saturday in Illinois. Is he wrong for this? I dont think so, but of course he's at odds with some BLACK people. You and I both know that if we were to receive money and nothing else, that many of us would go broke shortly after. Ya'll know how we do, so please do not front; we'd be in the mall, on vacation, and doing everything that will give the money right back to them. Now dont get me wrong, we will have all intentions on starting our own businesses, paying for college education, building up our communitites, etc...but some how if we received monetary reparations and nothing else, we probably would still have a long way to go.

The point that I am making is that I doubt very seriously if a monetary reparation will give us the change that we need. Make higher education free to all BLACKS, take all the money that BLACKS would get and use it to fix each and every public school across the United States, fix the inner city communities...I could go on forever, but these are some of the things that will help to combat the legacy of slavery.

Senator Barack Obama agrees, he says, "I have said in the past -- and I'll repeat again -- that the best reparations we can provide are good schools in the inner city and jobs for people who are unemployed." And by the way, Senator Obama has held the same position on reparations since he ran for Senator back in 2004.

Over two dozen members of Congress are co-sponsors of legislation that will create a commission that would study reparations, a combination of programs and payments to make up for the damage done by slavery.

I'm anxious to see what will come out of this whole reparation ordeal.

1 comment:

TeeTee1027 said...

I totally agree with you. As a people we seem to have a problem with keeping our dollars in our community. Think of all the corner stores and beauty supply stores owned by foreigners that we frequent more than any other race. If we recieved reparations thats where alot of our dollars would go. Not to mention designer clothes and sneakers. we need to educate ourselves about maintaing our finances and creating a foundation in our communities to sustain our finances and up lift each other. Until we do this reparations would not help. furthermore no amount of money could make up for the legacy slavery has left behind, we are still suffering from the brutality of that period in history.So many African Americans still have that slave mentality and reparations aren't going to remedy that. I agree with you and Sen. Obama use the money to develop our cities and schools and to iniate programs for our youth etc. and then we would benefit from reparations and began to heal the wound that slavery has left open among many African American people.