Black People : How the Native Americans got Their Reparations

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They are divided up into dozens of tribes each one with it's own culture and language so it wasn't their monolithic unity. To my knowledge they don't have a lot of money so it wasn't that they pulled strings. There aren't even a whole lot of them compared to the number of African Americans so it wasn't strength in numbers.

What then was it?

Why do we feel we need stuff they didn't have before we can get reparations?
 

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some answers to part of your questions

"Native Americans have leveled the odds in learning to behave like any other special interest group through putting themselves first and not depending on the federal government to always act in their best interest. The same federal government that would promote and protect them, also took their land, generously gave them reservations, and would also intervene as soon as they demonstrated intelligence of self-sufficiency that surpassed control of their regulations." full article
How the Native Americans got Their Reparations
Exactly what reparations are you referring to Sistah River?

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i hear of "certain" reparations they get (certain scholarships exist), but whatever they are they will never amount to the cost of europeans destroying their civilization....
 

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I raise this question because the sentiment seems to be like hey since they got theirs so we ought to get ours. Of course what the arrangement generally referred to as reparations for the Native Americans amounts to is someone invading your home, killing most of the folks in your house then to kill you with what they call kindness they partition off a corner in one bedroom and tell you this is yours. So now you are to be satisfied that they "respect" a corner of what used to be your house. As brotha oldsoul has pointed out the root of the word reparations is repair. The u.s. has not begun to repair the damage they have done to the Native Americans, yet it is assumed that what they got constitutes reparations. It's certainly more than what we got.

So maybe the answer is that they got what they got because they accepted this convenient way for the government to assuage its guilt without really doing anything as opposed to holding out for something substantial and winding up with nothing.

I saw MadSkills thread after I posted this one. I can't call Obama a sell out for opposing reparations when we still don't have a clear understanding of what reparations actually refers to. It's got to refer to more than what the Native Americans got and it's got to refer to more than a check in every African-American mailbox. In fact, I see that as a trick. Offering to pay reparations in cash dollars at this time would be a convenient way for the government to dispose of the dollar as the country makes the transition to the Amero They "pay"us a trillion worthless dollars. Then we will no longer be able to demand reparations because in the government's eyes we have been paid. Not the government's fault that no one deals in dollars anymore.
 

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I raise this question because the sentiment seems to be like hey since they got theirs so we ought to get ours. Of course what the arrangement generally referred to as reparations for the Native Americans amounts to is someone invading your home, killing most of the folks in your house then to kill you with what they call kindness they partition off a corner in one bedroom and tell you this is yours. So now you are to be satisfied that they "respect" a corner of what used to be your house. As brotha oldsoul has pointed out the root of the word reparations is repair. The u.s. has not begun to repair the damage they have done to the Native Americans, yet it is assumed that what they got constitutes reparations. It's certainly more than what we got.

So maybe the answer is that they got what they got because they accepted this convenient way for the government to assuage its guilt without really doing anything as opposed to holding out for something substantial and winding up with nothing.

I saw MadSkills thread after I posted this one. I can't call Obama a sell out for opposing reparations when we still don't have a clear understanding of what reparations actually refers to. It's got to refer to more than what the Native Americans got and it's got to refer to more than a check in every African-American mailbox. In fact, I see that as a trick. Offering to pay reparations in cash dollars at this time would be a convenient way for the government to dispose of the dollar as the country makes the transition to the Amero They "pay"us a trillion worthless dollars. Then we will no longer be able to demand reparations because in the government's eyes we have been paid. Not the government's fault that no one deals in dollars anymore.

Greetings SiS River...

I find these comments quite interesting as I certainly recall this conversation and that you were part of it.

During that discussion, I KNOW that I, Brother's Omo and Mazimtaim, spoke of Reparations being much more that a "check in every African American mailbox".
I am also CERTAIN that I have mentioned time and again that "Reparations" at the core, means "to repair".

M.E.
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