- Nov 17, 2006
I'm a direct descendant of slaves, fifth generation of the Akan people in Ghana and the Temne people in Sierra Leone but that information is from extensive research... How would we determine who is of direct African descent and who isn't and how would that balance the distribution? I feel that restitution can be made but in the form of scholarships for those seeking higher education, a fund for black entrepreneurs and home buyers, medical and etc. That way it levels the playing field and hopefully doesn't discriminate because of one not being able to prove their ancestry or lineage to black slaves..
As for a direct monetary payout I believe that most will squander it due to a lack of money management skills and they would be right back where they started....Just my thoughts...
...When you say: "how would that balance the distribution," help me to understand exactly what you are referring to, please, before I attempt to answer.
Meaning that some people are bound to be left out no matter how extensive and exact the implementation of the process may be. Hypothetically speaking, I don't see where this process would be pragmatic or doable....Just too many variables to be balanced and too many who will feel that they should get it and won't..