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Another Lawsuit Filed

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Kitana, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. Kitana

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    Another Lawsuit Filed

    Another Lawsuit was filed for Slave Reparations the other day. This time they have DNA linking them to the slaves.

    I believe this was done before, but I think it was pretty long ago... so... what are your thoughts on this? Personally, I don't think anyone should get a dime. The old "You weren't actually the person that was enslaved" and "When will it stop? Just about every nationality was enslaved at one point or another in time" arguments come to my mind.
     
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    I'm with you, Kit. Just about everyone involved, and many who weren't, has apologized. Money ain't gonna make it better.

    Actually, I have a great idea. Can they be paid in Confederate money? Or at least at the old rates?
     
  3. Kitana

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    Ooo.. you know, I haven't thought about that.

    That is one thing I'm wondering... how do they determine the damages? Should they do it by the "going wage" of the time? I mean... where the heck are they getting this 1 Billion number from?
     
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    Any bet that Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have a deal where they take a large share of the money?

    Chalk this one up to yet another race-baiting scheme by the those two racist clowns.
     
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    Well the poll is in the favour of intelligence, with 90% of the participants voting No for them getting reparations.

    i wonder though, how many hours it took for them to convince themselves they actually deserve that money. Maybe they didn't and they know they're full of themselves.
     
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    Of course they shouldn't be awarded anything, not only were they never enslaved, but it is penalizing people who never owned slaves, unless they're 170 years old or something, and they're attacking corporations now, the same logic applies, how can a present day business be held accountable for events of 200 years ago, and there is virtually nothing to connect them to the institution of slavery, they profited by it? The accusations made against the defendents are ridiculous as they only have indirect connections between them and slavery, and those are shakey at best. While it can be determined that the plaintiffs are defendents of slaves there is nothing to suggest that any existing business or person is directly responsible.
     
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    Inflation?


    Anywho it is stupid, when I see an actual case of someone being enslaved then they can get all the money they want, these people are just lazy bastards who want to get rich off of other people. Me paying them money will not make what happened any better. Someone PM me on friday and I will post the LLFSI theory(it exsplains all stupid people)
     
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    Heh, that'd be pretty funny, Kit.

    Judge: Y'all win. You each will receive the back pay of your ancestors in the lump sum amount of $14.87. Don't spend it all in one place.

    I'd buy some beer. I wonder if I'm descended from slaves; probably am. Lousy Romans.
     
  9. Ash Housewares

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    I'm descended from hep cats
     
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    They wonder why there hasn't been any real leadership in the Africa-american community in the past 30 years. Talk about backing the wrong horse. :rolleyes:
     
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    I am all for cultural reparations. How can you say that they shouldnt get anything simply because they were not slaves themselves? Black people are still at a HUGE cultural disadvantage because of the institution of slavery and Affirmative Action should be the first step towards repairing those wrongs. If you want to base it on financial need instead, fine, but the poor blacks out there living in the inner city that is almost a direct result of them being enslaved for the better part of 2 centuries by a society that took so much and gained so much from them need help.
     
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    I didn't gain anything from slavery, why should I give back anything?
     
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    I wonder if a white person that descended from black slaves has the same chance of winning a case like this as a black person.
     
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    I echo the sentiments of the majority.

    I do believe African Americans are at a disadvantage but everyone can overcome it. You just need to work hard and be persistent. Most of all - one must learn to make sacrifices.

    I hardly believe spending large sums of money on clothing is very wise. In the area where I currently reside which is Portland - many of the black people that I do see spend horrendous amounts of money on clothing! I remember when I was at washington square - a mother with four kids said to her four sons that they don't have enough money to go to McDonald's however if my fashion sense is kicking in correctly she was wearing Alda shoes - a Donatella Versace clutch purse and a Christian Dior spring outfit that I believe I saw at a runway show.

    Do not even think of calling me racist. I've been lurking these forums long enough to know some people will jump at the chance to scream racist. I never said all black people behave like that and I know they don't. I'm just showing a personal example.


    Now onto the lawsuit. I find it ridiculous! Not all white people at one point were supremacist. To make the public pay for actions years ago is utterly stupid. The money won from the case comes from the hard work of every minority and majority. It comes from hard working tax paying blacks too!

    Also this whole Africans are at a disadvantage. I know they are disadvantaged but it is their fault! Do they know it's a priveledge to live in this country? They have lived here for years - some families trace back till before the revolution! How is it possible that an immigrant with less money can make it big while they can't. An immigrant who speaks a very accented english or no english at all. Maybe if the lazy half could strive to not speak ghetto english and learn to make sacrifices for their children maybe then the cycle will end.

    Keep in mind when I refer to they I refer to the lazy money sucking portion.

    Paris. Au revoir et paix!
     
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    In USA its easy for people who are born poor to stay poor since geting a good education costs alot of money and in turn thier kids are born poor and so are the grandchildren.

    So you need to have money to get an education to make money.

    Which in the end costs the country itself alot of money because there are alot of people who can learn and are motivated to learn but cant afford to learn.

    With free education then anyone who is motivated can have a good life with a wellpaying job.

    There are alot of gheto areas in cities where most people are black, crime is high, lots of drugs, people are poor. because people cant afford to get educated and get out of it.

    This can trace back all the way to slavery and I bellive that if ther werent any slaves and black people would have immigrated to USA just like the white did then there wouldnt be as much poverty amoung black people as there is today.


    But In any case trying to sue on behalf of thier slave ancestors is just a pathetic attempt to get money.

    Just like fat people who sue mcdonalds and jewish people who even today sue the German goverment for what Hitler did.
     
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    If you think that blacks in the inner city attending the shittiest schools in the country are able to perform in college, regardless of whether or not they can afford it or not, or, at the very least, at a large disadvantage to the middle class-upper class kids who are able to attend decent schools and get a proper base education.

    Massive lower class reform and support is necessary to repairing the massive travesties of the past. We as a country gained an enormous amount from the institution of slavery, and the blacks are still shouldering the load to this day.
     
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    I see what you mean, Yaboosh. Still, I cannot help but to think the amount being asked for is based on sheer greed, whether on the parts of the plaintiffs or their lawyers, or both. And, if every black person can prove a DNA link to former slave stock (I'll bet a good 75% can), where will all that reparation money come from?

    Perhaps we should just let them open casinos on former plantation acreage.
     
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    In that case your reparations will come in the form of bongo drum music.

    * puts on beret and Ray Bans *
     
  19. Yaboosh

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    Mixed, I do not agree with individual reparations simply because it is a horribly innefficient way of doling out the cash. There isnt enough for everyone. That is why I advocate intense lower class reparations to repair the past inhumane wrongs.
     
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    I am curious as to how they have unrefutable DNA evidence to back their claims, and i wonder how they were able to afford DNA tests, if i recall they can be costly.
     

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