Don’t misunderstand. I am all for giving the Black man his due, but again we are forcing white America to pay for a crime committed before most of them were born and to accept a penalization in the form of payment to Black America most of which were also not yet born. And, I don’t know about you but why were Blacks the only race treated in such a manner as to qualify for reparations?
I grew up and survived about 40 years of equal-opportunity employment which was supposed to balance the workforce and create fairness in the workplace for the races. What it did was hired many minority workers that were unqualified to jobs ahead of qualified White workers. This created racism more than created equality and still today has a lingering of injustice amongst a lot of Whites.
What Black America believes is White People owe them for their being born Black. What White America believes is that White people are going to have to pay for crimes they did not commit. And for the record . . . I have never owned a slave of any color. Nor have I been responsible for any mistreatment of others regardless of skin color. Now Reparations is going to make all of the Black people wealthy just because they were born Black.
I know there are additional reasons for reparations but it seems to me that the qualification for reparations is skin color. And, this seems to reek of racism to me. Those working on the reparations panels or groups seem as qualified as those claiming to be “woke” which fails immediately when you realize that “woke” means that you are “woke” only to the plight of the Black man which means you are not concerned with truth but want to present a one-sided conversation. If you want to claim being “Woke”, or if you are on one a panel or group in which your opinion matters, maybe you should research the rest of the data available to you out there to answer the necessary questions necessary to resolve the confusion.
If you are Pro-Reparations perhaps you should ask yourself the following questions:
- Has any other race been subject of abuse as claimed by Black people?
- Have not all races been subject to harm due to racism?
- Do you believe that reparations will create a whole new racism for America?
- Has any other race suffered the same situations as Blacks, during the same time period?
- Other than creating a whole bunch of wealthy Black people and a whole bunch of angry white people, do you see any true benefit by reparations?
Don’t misunderstand. I am taking this stance because I want to know if at the same time, I was being denied housing so was a Black person. And I want to know why for us both. Is it possible that not everything is racist and not only Blacks have been subject to the abuses claimed to be racist in nature.