USA Article this morning: Most Black people want reparations. They don’t believe America will give them any
Reparations do nothing to end racism. Reparations do nothing but give to a single class of people and disregards all other issues that stem from racism. Are we going to end racism by giving wealth to Black people that could be used to benefit all races, or are we going to create a class of person that is elite and government-made wealthy just on the color of their skin.
Before we consider reparations to anyone shouldn’t we look at how racism affected everyone. Black people believe they were the only race subject to harm in the past. How many Black people have been lynched in support of White people? During the Civil War, how many White People gave their lives in support of abolishing slavery? My point is not to diminish the loss of Black people brought upon due to slavery, but to demonstrate Black people have made no progress in achieving equality on their own. In order for Black people to enjoy the freedom they enjoy today, a whole bunch of White people has had to willingly sacrifice their lives, their families, and their futures to help Black people get here.
Do Black people give credit to those that have worked in support of their cause? Then why are reparations for Black people even being considered instead of reparations for all those that have suffered due to slavery? Don’t you see, reparations is nothing less than a continuation of racism that will negatively affect generations to come.
For reference: ” Lynching was not a crime committed exclusively against black people. Between the 1830s and the 1850s the majority of those lynched in the United States were whites. From 1882-1968, some 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States (not all lynchings were recorded). Of these, 3,446 or 73 percent were black and 1,297 (27 percent) were white.”
You cannot fight racism, giving to one while another suffers. Slavery has happened numerous times in history and all races have suffered from it. Look at America today. People of all races , colors, and creeds are suffering. I look down my street and I see everyone suffering from low incomes, lack of work, lack of opportunity. It is not just Blacks, it is everybody. If you want to fix America, quit trying to fix just a single skin color.