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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to BlueWI (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 06:54 PM

5. But there are bigger problems with the slavery and such.

 

First is, it wasn't ancestors of all blacks in the U.S. Some black people came from Haiti and other places later and were never slaves.

Second, would they have to prove they had ancestors who had been slaves? Because I don't see that that's possible.

So it would be payments based on race alone.

Do people who are biracial also get reparations? Even if their grandparent was from another country? (Like Obama's father.)

Would millionaires like Obama and celebrities and professional athletes get reparations?

I just don't see how we'd parse things out at this late date.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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