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Reparations for Slavery

January 20th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Suppose your ancestor was a slaveholder, or a corrupt politician. Ought you to do anything in compensation? What should you do with wealth inherited from that person?

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  1. James
    January 22nd, 2009 at 06:38 | #1

    That’s certainly a thought-provoking question.

    Let me pose what I think is the more difficult question about reparations for slavery:

    Suppose all Americans today benefit from our history of slavery? Ought we to do anything in compensation for black Americans, who still labor under significant disadvantages inherited from slavery?



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