Newsweek - Reparations Study Suggests $151 Million for Each African American

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I want my reps as much as the next but $151M for each person is just illogical and will just shut the conversation for reps down the moment it reaches congress let alone the conservative leaning Supreme Court of the United States.

Conservatives wouldn't allow this and would just revert back to the ole “America is overspending itself into a massive debt” talking point among other talking points...

Imagine being at an auction and it's you and one other person battling out to win the auctioned prize and the other person puts up say $250K but then you jump out and triple it by $1M with the other person looking at you like your crazy while they proceed to walk away...

That's what this article is basically doing.

The asking price has to be logical to be taken seriously.
 

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Go ahead and calculate 150mill per each black person


That's the same guy who says he prefers Trump in power. Imagine arguing for quatrillions in reparations but trying to pretend the Republicans are gonna be the ones to give it just because you hate LGBT folk.




This article is 2 years old. Realistic number is 350k-250k for each FBA. Plus other benefits such as free college and healthcare.
Between $250k-$500k is where the credible studies usually put the value. This doesn't include fixing up the infrasture though. The government will have to fix up the infrastructure as well. Along with everything else you stated.


Agreed roughly on the dollar figure and need for other services. The net worth gap between the median white family and the median black family is ~$160,000. So something on that order has a clear way of justifying it right there.

For it to have any lasting impact, the #1 goal needs to be full Black access to the system as opposed to the de facto Apartheid system we have today. Black families need to have full access to the same education White families have, the same heatlh care White families have, the same justice system White families have, and the same neighborhoods White families have. Financial barriers are only one part of that issue. There is no America where "separate but equal" will ever actually be a reality.
 
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It should be a 7 figure number, but that’s just not realistic.


Even the smallest 7-figure number ($1,000,000) for every Black American would be the equvilent of the entire defense budget for the next 50 years. Or take all the Covid stimulus checks combined sent out to families during the 3 rounds of stimulus, and multiple that total spending by 40 or so. And the median net worth of a White American household is around $190,000, so you'd be asking White Americans to approve every Black family being worth ~10x more than their own family is worth. That's not happening on any planet.

I think something a lot more realistic is cash somewhere in the low 6 figures combined with dramatically increased access to services on par with what White families recieve.
 

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LOL Your trolling, because you said the Japanese people recieved $25,000 money each LOL :mjlol:

Not the average Japanese person. About 40 years later, the 82,219 survivors of the Japanese-American Internment camps got those $25,000 payments. That's just 8% of the Japanese-American population in the 1980s. So the total given out was about $1.6 billion (closer to $3.6 billion now adjusted for inflation).

That's roughly similar to the Black farmer reparations given by the Pigford I and Pigford II settlements, which were $50,000 per farmer given out to 40,386 Black farmers plus additional compensation for a few hundred farmers who had more dramatic proveable claims. Total given out in that case $2.3 billion (closer to $3.2 billion now adjusted for inflation).



Total payments in the low billions is fractions of pennies compared to the quatrillions being talked about in the OP. There's no comparison whatsoever.
 

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This is just absolute nonsense and not possible. Are folks being deliberately dishonest? This is flat out just not workable as a legislative issue
 
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Reparations could potentially be fulfilled but it won't be peaceful.

Racist White dudes will form their own version of ISIS to terrorize the government for giving it to us and send more mass shooters to Black areas.
 

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At present, we have 22 (all republican's) governors losing their mind over clearing 10-20k of student loan DEBT from citizens. While these c*nts keep getting into office, there wont be any serious work done on restorative justice as Antonio Moore describes it.

 

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Not the average Japanese person. About 40 years later, the 82,219 survivors of the Japanese-American Internment camps got those $25,000 payments. That's just 8% of the Japanese-American population in the 1980s. So the total given out was about $1.6 billion (closer to $3.6 billion now adjusted for inflation).

That's roughly similar to the Black farmer reparations given by the Pigford I and Pigford II settlements, which were $50,000 per farmer given out to 40,386 Black farmers plus additional compensation for a few hundred farmers who had more dramatic proveable claims. Total given out in that case $2.3 billion (closer to $3.2 billion now adjusted for inflation).



Total payments in the low billions is fractions of pennies compared to the quatrillions being talked about in the OP. There's no comparison whatsoever.

Are you qualified to receive reparations for your ancestors being in slaved here in the United States of America?
 

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We aren't "African"-Americans. :comeon:

We are Black Americans or ADOS/Freedmen/etc...


From the article:



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Jesus... That's your gripe huh? They didn't LMNOP us to death? :dead:


Not the plausibility of it happening, how to make it happen, Etc... They didn't say JYRP/ZKTI :what:
 

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Reparations isn’t evvvvvver gonna happen. Stop playing the reparations lottery thinking that’s the only way to getting paid :palm:

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That money isn’t coming.. if America can’t apologize for slavery after all these centuries, you think they going to break us off with millions each..
This delusional topic keeps coming up and negroes continue to be starry-eyed like reparations will ever happen in this cracker-infested country. It. Ain’t. Happening. Ever.
 
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