Sunday, May 25, 2014

Reparations for descendants of former slaves?

Ta-Nehisi Coates makes the case for.  Darleen Click and Professor Jacobson make the case why not.

But if one is to accept Ta-Nehisi Coates argument, wouldn't an appropriate form of reparations to the descendants of persons wronged by slavery be to provide those descendants a decent education?  And since resources are limited and it is impossible (and inequitable) to give broad reparations, should it be focused on the poorest and most disenfranchised of that group?

Why not give those children a chance to go to a decent primary school?

Those kids are still waiting for Superman…
Update:
Legal Insurrection on Touré 's response to Coates.  
I do support gun rights to all law abiding adult citizens so they can protect themselves…
Crack Emcee/The Macho Response on reparations… (he is in the comments too).
Instapundit has more…
Sorry Crack, Elizabeth Warren is ahead of you on the line…













The price that was paid…

AoSHQ: "The Power of Whiteness:" Touré's Glib Dismissal of a Descendant of a Holocaust Survivor Raises Eyebrows  This reminds me of The Sopranos episode where every character was narcissistically focused on their own historical persecution.  That episode is generally hated by most fans, but this little speech by Tony at the end is awesome.  The Sopranos visited the issue of victim-hood in other episodes previous to this (this theme plays into the recent shooting in California).
Instapundit : Epstein on the case against reparations…
Maetenloch

13 comments:

  1. Again?

    When are these people going to stop blaming their failures on something that ended 160 years ago?

    (I know...)

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  2. It's pretty obvious edutcher read the article as well as Prof. Jacobson did - which is not at all.

    Or was the article about "something that ended 160 years ago"? No? Then why is he talking about what he hasn't read and doesn't understand?

    Because that's what racists do,….

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    1. But slavery is always the go-to. It excuses everything.

      And from the title:

      "The Case for Reparations
      Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole."

      BTW the "Sixty years of separate but equal" and " Thirty-five years of racist housing policy" were part of the "Ninety years of Jim Crow".

      This guy wants another payoff is all. There are plenty of minorities who have a history as second-class citizens - restrictive housing covenants didn't apply just to blacks, as Shotgun Joe Biden was reminded. Most of them worked or fought their way out, but still aren't 100% welcome.

      You want equality, you earn it; not get bribed for it.

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  3. BTW - anyone who thinks "a decent education" is an answer to the problem of white supremacy hasn't read the article either,...

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    1. "A decent education" is something that public schools have increasingly failed to deliver, especially to black children in inner cities. My point is you have to start there.

      BTW--don't stop with the Coates article, read Click and Jacobson's response too. They are not promoting "white supremacy."

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    2. And President Obama threw D.C. black public school kids under the bus when he ended a successful voucher program for the benefit of teachers unions (which tend to be disproportionately white). And his kids attend an elite private school.

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  4. According to T-NC, at the link:

    In the contest of upward mobility, Barack and Michelle Obama have won. But they’ve won by being twice as good—and enduring twice as much.

    That is some epically hilarious shit right there.

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    1. It is epic. What discrimination and hardship did Barack and Michelle endure? I think Michelle said she experienced hardship at Princeton (?)…I can think of plenty of kids who consider going to Princeton an opportunity, but I am crazy that way. Barack got a scholarship to Punahoe (tuition is typically $20K a year) and then Occidental, Columbia and Harvard.

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  5. Evi,

    I read Jacobson and he didn't read the whole thing, apparently, either. The majority of the article - and it's main theme - is post-slavery, government-sponsored, discrimination.

    It'll be fun running over racists who define our ambitions as "another payoff". Just for that - just for sliming us with their cynicism - it'll be fun, to make our nation disgrace them, every step of the way.

    They're disgusting human beings, and hardly worthy of the tile American,..

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    1. No doubt there has been post slavery discrimination, much of which was government sponsored. To suggest that that anyone who disagrees with you over reparations is a "disgusting human being" and sliming you with cynicism is an interesting negotiation approach.

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  6. Evi,

    I read Jacobson and he didn't read the whole thing, apparently, either. The majority of the article - and it's main theme - is post-slavery, government-sponsored, discrimination.

    It'll be fun running over racists who define our ambitions as "another payoff". Just for that - just for sliming us with their cynicism - it'll be fun, to make our nation disgrace them, every step of the way.

    They're disgusting human beings, and hardly worthy of the tile American,..

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    1. What makes you think Jacobson (or I) did not read the whole thing. I know I did. I did not check all Coates' cites, but generally I agree that post slavery Black Americans were screwed by the legislatures and courts over the years.

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  7. I won't matter if they go to a good school as long as success is "white", they will avoid it.

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