UPDATED JUNE 20 – Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act HR 40 IH

UPDATE: JUNE 20

Senate approves resolution apologizing for slavery

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution apologizing to African-Americans for the wrongs of slavery.

The nonbinding resolution sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is similar to a House resolution adopted last year that acknowledged the wrongs of slavery but offered no reparations. The House will have to vote on the issue again because the composition of that chamber changed after last November’s elections.

The resolution was approved on a voice vote.

Because it is nonbinding, it does not have to be forwarded to the president for his signature.

Several states have passed similar resolutions, but the House resolution was the first time a branch of the federal government did so.

Harkin’s resolution “acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery, and Jim Crow laws,” and “apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow laws.” Read More at CNN

Goodtimepolitics: Where is the slaves that the government is apologizing to? The blacks here today don’t even know what slavery really is, can not be them that the government is apologizing to, now could it? No one living today had any blacks living today as a slave now have they? So what does the blacks wants? I could say the blacks are being racist by them asking for Reparations for something that the Whites never did to them cause they were not even born back then and it was the Brits that sold blacks as slaves anyways. And just to add, the government need not apologize for me cause I have never had or owned a slave, has any other white people today owned slaves?

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 40 To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

(B) Whether African-Americans still suffer from the lingering effects of the matters described in paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4).

(C) Whether, in consideration of the Commission’s findings, any form of compensation to the descendants of African slaves is warranted.

(D) If the Commission finds that such compensation is warranted, what should be the amount of compensation, what form of compensation should be awarded, and who should be eligible for such compensation. Read More

The blacks want more free handouts I see! Look to your left and then to your right do you see anyone black or white in slavery today? How many slaves still alive is there, most these young blacks don’t know what slavery is must less effected by it! Just another way to suck money out of the now socialist government! Anyone with any good comments on this subject, or was slavery to long ago to remember.
I guess once the blacks get their money, then it will be time for me to ask for compensation from the United States Government for my GreatGreatGrandFather being locked in a Northern prison with no heat and very little food.
I can still feel the pain!

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27 comments on “UPDATED JUNE 20 – Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act HR 40 IH

  1. Maybe we can up their food stamps!

    What would happen if we spend all our money and then get attack by say Iran or Russia or maybe both?

  2. I’m black, and I don’t think it’s fair of you to group us all in like this. I’ve always thought reparations were a stupid idea, and so does my entire family. If the gov’t wants to help black people, they should fix the inner city schools.

  3. This issue has been kicked around for so long that it’s pathetic it is even being discussed. Yesterday, I came across a very good post about the history of slavery. I’ll try and find it and shoot it your way GTP.

    In the meantime? You just have to remember that this entire theme is based upon “Historical Fallacy.”

  4. Yes but we never had a black president and we don’t know his plans on compensation for the blacks! My pain is getting worst from my greatgreatgrandfathers being lock in that northern prison with no heat and very little food! Man its painful Patrick Sperry.

  5. That has nothing to do with TODAY! We didn’t do anything to the blacks and so why should our tax money be gave to them?

  6. Oh I don’t think it all blacks Ian, I’m sure there are some that do not want this. I do understand!

  7. Who traded the slaves to the Muslims? The blacks. They traded their own people. I’m so tired of hearing about slavery! No one in my family owned slaves, my husband’s family is Mexican and never owned any either! Stop blaming people that had nothing to do with slavery! The only slaves you hear about now are the young girls brought over as sex slaves, and they aren’t black. What suffering could blacks possibly be going through now related to slavery? Racism? That will never stop, you will always have some ignorant person spouting racism, which by the way is not race specific. The word “cracker” gets tossed around base housing like any other word, but God forbid someone use the “N” word. Why are they the biggest group crying racism?

  8. Here’s a “funfact” for you. A co-worker of mine came over here from Germany(Military brat). Did you know that one of the taxes on their pay goes to descendents of the holocaust? He came back over to America about 9 years ago.

  9. What’s also aggravating is how this is a political game played by Democrats to secure the Black vote. If Republicans object to such a proposal, they will be deemed racist.

  10. First of all, most of you sound like a bunch of ignorant racist and Yes I am a PROUD BLACK WOMEN. A lot of you need to do some research because this is a lot deeper than the surface. The very things that you all are complaining about are exactly what white people want and always have wanted for us black people. We did not ask for what happened back then nor did we ask for what is being done to us now so deal with it! WE HAVE! No one asked the government/world to give blacks anything but a chance. Their not being nice by offering money, it’s just to distract us from the fact that they are not and do not want blacks to succeed so they offer us money so we can feel as if they care. No check of any amount will ever account for what happened during those times. Reparation does not necessarily mean that they have to make amends in the form of money. If the government wants to do something, give the schools in the black communities the same curriculums that are in the white schools. Stop intentionally making it impossible for black males to get a chance at a successful career. Stop constantly beating our men down instead of building them up, stop putting people in prison; try creating a college boot camp something that will help people (not only blacks but everyone) to actually rehabilitate themselves. Let prison be Plan B if that does not work! These are things that can be done but why isn’t it happening? I don’t know someone please explain!! Here is a little bit of incite from the WHITEMAN’s perspective.
    In an Essence magazine article dated November 1992 author Joel Dreyfuss asked a panel of white men “what is it about black men that scares white men so?”.
    The answers were very enlightening especially those of noted intellectual Andrew Hacker who says,
    “It could be that all white people do feel guilty for what we have done to black people but we don’t admit it in so many words and sometimes the vehemence of our denial—we don’t owe them anything—seems to suggest that perhaps a number of us do feel that something is owed…our fear of black men is that they are so physical they can hurt us, in addition, what can they do to our women? And once again, whether it’s Willie Horton or Mike Tyson, somehow the black rapist inflicts more damage than a white rapist ever could. This comes back to the physical; the potency the strength there, the rape has overtones of miscegenation, planting a seed, mongrelizing our pure race. That fear partly sexual goes back a long way, and that comes down to the fact that we white men regard black men as better sexual performers than we are. We don’t say this publicly, but we say, ‘gee they’re so natural’ and we began to wonder. ‘Our women could they not be attracted to that? Oh, they won’t tell us that they’re attracted to black men’ and that really drives us up the wall. Therefore all our efforts to de-man black men. The most graphic was lynching, of course, but now we put them in cages, called prisons, again to de-male them. we can’t call them ‘boy’ but we still somehow can make sure they don’t have jobs, make sure they don’t threaten us in other ways we don’t give young black men, starting at a certain age, a chance to develop impressive careers in this country”

    Sound surprising? Never thought someone would ever say those things out loud huh!

  11. See that you’re angry about something that happen back in the 1700 and 1800’s! Its the old find something to be mad at the whites for. You never were mistreated, and so my suggestion to you Queen is to get a life and have those blacks you call men to pull up their pants and get a job. Here where I’m at the blacks and whites go to the same schools, live in the same areas and the white and black kids play together and both race has the same chance to make something out of themselves! Maybe its not that way in the State of Illinois but people pick where they want to call home! Maybe you can find something else to complain about and to get free money from.

  12. Queen,
    From your blog it sounds like black people can’t do no wrong. Let me tell you right now, I’ve been called a cracker, a white bi**ch, and a honkie, all in front of my 5 and 3 year old children. All I did was get out of my car to go into my house. I have no sympathy for you. Racism is alive because people like you keep it alive. There are plenty of successful black people. I hear about it every time black hystory month or MKL day rolls around. You have an entire month dedicated to you, you have your own “peaceful” million man march, BET, the Black Caucus, I could go on and on! Quit blaming whitey for your races lack of “give a damn”. They come into this world with people like you telling them that they’ll never make anything of themselves because “whitey won’t let you”, so they don’t even try! It’s your own fault.

    If your schools aren’t up to par, do something about it, don’t just sit there and complain.

    Just for the record, Indians were screwed over pretty bad, but do you see them crying racism? We stole their land and sold it back to them! How many Indians were killed just because they were Indians? Look up the Nez Perce and Chief Joseph’s surrender. You are the only race crying that whitey is keeping them down. Get over it. You make your own destiny. There are Muslims here making a life for themselves, and I guarentee that more people hate muslims than blacks.

    So pointing out that your own people traded you to us makes me an ignorant racist? No, I’m pretty sure that makes me informed, you do your research. Every bit is true. Your african brothers sold your people for rum and molasses to Europe, Portugal, Spain, and in 1516, Diego Velázquez authorized slave raiding expeditions in Central America. Indians were in slavery in the 1500’s as well. Jews were killed for no reason, millions of them.
    You have shown the stereotypical attitude of an ignorant black person. You haven’t “dealt” with anything, all you’ve done is sit around and complain that no one likes you. Not all blacks are like that, and not all whites are as you have painted them. The sooner you realize that the sooner you can release all your pent up frustrations.
    A new study suggests that a million or more European Christians were enslaved by Muslims in North Africa between 1530 and 1780 – a far greater number than had ever been estimated before. “White Slaves, Muslim Masters” by Palgrave Macmillan
    http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/whtslav.htm

  13. TY Luke. I’m so tired of people blaming an entire race for something that didn’t even start with them. I’m tired of hearing about slavery this, you owe my people that, blah blah blah. It’s in the past, we can’t change it, and the people alive today don’t deserve to be paid back for something that happened to their great great great great etc grandpappy, because it can’t fix what happened, and if they have psycological issues directly related to slavery at this point, they need to see a therapist.

  14. Thank you for your very well stated comments, helochick. It’s time for us all to take responsibilty instead of putting up a smoke screen in order to gain an advantage over others.

  15. Yes Thanks helochick I think that was the best I have seen it explained! Also thanks to Sweetums for stopping by!

  16. If there isn’t enough hate in the US, this bill will rachet up more resentments. As a black person I am tired of hearing blacks complain about their lot in life. I didn’t grow up rich. I consider myself successful in what I do because I had a supportive father in the home who valued education. As a former Oakland California school teacher, I noticed the that students who had parents who took and ACTIVE interest in their children’s education were the more successful ones. Unfortunately, too many black parents couldn’t give a damn about their children’s education. Unless this changes I don’t think the lot of many poor blacks will not get better. More government and more money will not make things better. A change in attitude will. And this change in attitude includes throwing off the chains of victimhood and entitlement.

  17. Thanks KCW, I might be white but I grew up as poor as any black person. I was born in a slab wood house without even a floor, yes we had a dirt floor. I eat fat back meat and collards mostly as that was about all we could afford. I went to school barefooted cause I didn’t always have a pair of shoes to wear. I know for a fact that many black people feel the same as you do. If more Americans would feel the way you do I’m sure this would be a better country for us all.

  18. Thanks Helochick and KCW .
    Blacks need to police their life style and goals and then they will achieve. Having baby after baby to get more welfare checks was not taught in any slave camp. Selling drugs or doing other forms business to get a easy dollar was not taught by the slave master.

    Queen: When was the last time you went to the local jail to minister to the ladies or took a drug selling individual to a rehab unit to get him straight. Be part of the solution not a problem

    God will bless you

  19. Don’t the blacks realize if there was NO slavery 1/2 the blacks would not be here in America??!!! They should be thankful for slavery.SHEESH!! SHUT UP ALREADY!!!!

  20. How easily the blacks foreget, that their black leader sold them.
    OHYEAH BTW who freed the slaves?????? OH thats right a WHITE guy!!!!

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