You do realize that there is no comparison, right. Your ancestors came at the end of WWI. Ours arrived in 1619. Your ancestors came voluntarily looking for a better life. Our ancestors were kidnapped & brought against their will. Your ancestors worked voluntarily. Our
ancestors we slaves who were forced to work for almost 250 years. They were brutalized, sold, our children sold away from us, tortured, raped, lynched, castrated, whipped, hunted like dogs & brutalized. It was all legal. Then came segregation, more lynching, police brutality,
Black codes, redlining, our communities bombed like Tulsa, because we were prospering too much. We were unjustly incarcerated, denied access to fair housing, quality education, shall I go on? All of this was legal & orchestrated by a system of racism & white supremacy that
still exists today. The very foundation of the financial prosperity of this country was built off the backs of our ancestors. We were forced to work until we died & our children, for multiple generations, were condemned to the same fate. The damage done to us for
401 years is undeniable. The affects linger. There
is a debt owed us for the cumulative affects of terrorism & disenfranchisement that we have suffered for 4 centuries. Reparations is attempt to meet the moral & justice obligation to repair the damage done & still being
done. So please don’t be so flippant as to compare the voluntary journey of your descendants to America to the horror filled kidnapping and subsequent slavery, trauma, abuse and disenfranchisement America imposed on American Descendants of Slaves. Before you express
such ignorant insensitivity
on a global internet platform on the future, please educate yourself so you can make wiser, more informed comments.

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