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Response to BlueWI (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 19, 2019, 07:56 PM

8. It is late.

 

The issue of reparations is not like a constitutional or property issue. Reparations would be payments to people as compensation for prior wrongs done. The operative word is "people."

There are no longer any former slaves alive. It is no longer possible to weed through all the living people who were affected by that.

I don't think this will ever happen. Esp if you can't isolate which people were affected. I see that as a critical part.

For the Japanese, there were far fewer, the families were identifiable, and some who had been interned either as adults or children, were still alive.

Are we going to give reparations to women for not allowing them to sit in courtrooms except in the balcony, if there was one? For not allowing them to be on juries? For not allowing them to own property? For letting husbands legally murder their wives under certain circumstances? For treating women like chattel under the law?

Where does it stop? It's a can of worms of all that it could open. There are many things in our history that the country did that were horrendous.
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