Importance Of Reparation

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Do we really need reparation? Since Blacks first came to the Americas, they have endure many hurdles. Two hundred fifty years of slavery, ninety years of Jim Crow, sixty years of separated but equal and thirty five more years of racist housing policy. Would compensation for wrongs that have been done make us forget about the wicked past? American law and policy have worked to diminish the Black race and raise all White men to the level of citizen and wealth. According to Mr. Coates, in 1860, slaves as an asset were worth more than all America’s manufacturing. The long days of working on cotton fields with chains to their feet, was estimated to have generated tens of millions of dollars. The pain and suffering of Blacks did not end when slavery
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