Reparations for African Americans related to Slavery.
I am a reparationist in relation to Slavery. A PanAfricanist of Reparations so to speak!
The United States should have the leniency to grant reparations to African Americans for the slavery that their ancestors suffered.
Here are some of my reasons for this:
1. Racialist truce.
2. Racialist peace.
3. Greater purchasing power of African-Americans impacting on the U.S. economy in several areas. African and other immigrants could also substantially benefit from the outcomes of such Reparations!
4. Better American relations with the Black Continent of Africa and its adequate Diasporas.
5. Erasing the grudges of black Americans towards the Crimes and non-payment relating to the said Crimes.
6. Respect for a global (UN) recommendation to pay by the US.
7. This is in the spirit of Moro-Humanitarian Universalism.
8. Less rage in the African-American community because of such reliefs.
9. Increased enthusiasm
of African-Americans for more substantial participation in American society as Citizens, hence more productivity.
10. Psycho-Somatic balances in demoralized African-Americans and /or in other unfortunate states of mind.
11. Relief for America because a weight lifted off its shoulders.
12. Reductions in payroll taxes for families on public assistamce for others.
13. An act with preventive / effects / consequences for future generations.
14. Likelihood of drastic decreases in crime in general on American soil.
Today, according to a poll by PBS
(an American media outlet) in 2019, about 50% of Americans are against these reparations for, sometimes, racist motives. Most of the arguments I have read of them are also selfish and not persuasive.
Among these arguments we have:
1. My parents were not involved in this crime.
But they benefit a lot more of it.
2. This is a divisive / polarizing debate.
But all the major debates in this world are polarizing.
3. How to Pay this broad "debt" estimated by an American Reparation economist to be 6 Trillion dollars?
But a payment of half of this or other amount over 50 or 100 years may be possible.
4. It wouldn't pass in the american Congress.
But we have to debate it so as to find out Who is Who on the subject.
I know the American people to be very intelligent, generous and having many other qualities.
poll also found that 45% of Americans approve of these Reparations and that 5% are undecided. This is proof of the humanism and generosity on the part of this great people.
Their humility was partially corroborated in Durban (South Africa) in September 2001, where they joined the rest of the world in making Slavery a Crime against Humanity and asked for forgiveness to the black world victimized by this crime!
This problem will be smoothed, finessed and solved by this truly exceptional people!
Let's support all the Pro-Reparations Candidates both in the USA and at the International level!
Finally, let us hope that any law related to these Reparations will be accompanied by a strict provision criminalizing any future desire by anyone to use this crime as a springboard for victimization and to receive other reparations for these African-Americans and others who received their shares of the said Reparations for the said Crimes.
As soon as I have time, I would write a more documented article on Reparations and some of its impacts on America and on the rest of the world.
Dr. Bamba (S.C.), h.c., Activist in Multi dimensional and Multi Sectoral PanAfricanisms, With the PanAfricanist of Reparations' Hat.