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Clyde C Coger Jr

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What would you say are deserved reparations and how would it be distributed??


Monetary restitution paid to descendants of slaves in America.


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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...
 

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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...


Considering this dialog is purely hypothetical for the moment, nonetheless, there's value in having it, based upon a concern you cite that I have voiced many times over the years:


"... most will squander it due to a lack of money management skills and they would be right back where they started ..."



When the day comes that checks are issued, if our goals haven't been pre-determined, as a group; the system benefits from the circular flow of money and some of us will be back at square one (1).


As far as this question goes:


"How would we determine who is of direct African descent and who isn't and how would that balance the distribution?"


There should be sufficient records to determine who was born in America from 1865 to present. If not, a case by case analysis would be necessary.

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.


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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.
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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..
 

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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..



For me, its a matter of fruition and not pondering over the process. In addition, when that day occurs, everyone will benefit, even the enemy, to some degree.

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