To the first visitor: It's called 'ebonics.' Or haven't you heard? Secondly, to all: What's this African-American business, anyway? I'll refer to Walter Williams, a black Professor of Economics at George Mason University and a columnist. His words: You're either African or you're American. You can't be both...period! 'Nough said on that. And lastly, there's not one man alive in this country who was ever a slave owner, and not one man alive who was ever a slave...so 'reparations' amount to no more than a crude and shallow politicized shakedown. 'Nough said on that, too. And by the way, I'll put my literacy up against anybody, anytime, and anyplace! 'Nough said?
Im sorry but nowadays blacks have just as much chance at getting a job or living the american dream as anybody else. Obama is living proof that blacks can succeed if they just put their minds to it. A black man took my job but Im not mad! He can have the motherfucking job and all the bullshit that goes with it. Blacks have every opportunity to succeed we dont need to study a damn thing.
I'm pretty sure that the current mood of america with the porkulous bill, rampant unemployment, and loss of investments, isn't going to look kindly on a bill to grace a segment of the US population that already gets a handout with even more money.
Leave it to a democrat to propose such a stupid bill.
To be fair, the South didn't start crying about States' Rights until the Democratic party lost dominance in 1860. Prior to that, they wanted an increase in Federal power, so they could get the "Runaway Slave" laws enforced. They were having a rough time of it. The "States Rights" argument as a dominant issue of the cause of the Civil War is absurd, and a relic of the racial nadir that started in the late 1800's. Slavery is absolutely what led us to war. I would think that war would've settled the issue. Also, a lot of big planters had significant portions of their lands and holdings confiscated for having unapologetically owned slaves. I'd say that settles the reparations issue handily.
<---Looking back through ancestors to see if there was 'one in the wood pile'
1/19/09, the last day of Free America.
Pericles "Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. "
"[T]he people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it." --Samuel Adams