Jul. 18, 2021

Provoked Thoughts: Reparations Now

"When our black ancestors were freed from the bonds of this nation's insidious slavery on December 6, 1865, those 4,000,000 black men, women, and children didn't get one a damn dime, or an inch of land from the United States Government. The slice of land had been promised remained unkept. That promise of land was never given to our ancestors because of the color of our ancestors skin. This nation was more interested in pleasing the rebels who turned this nation inside out rather than making good on a promise that would have allowed our black ancestors a leg up to productivity. For 246 years our enslaved ancestors built the wealth of this nation but building the unmitigated wealth of those white southern plantation owners. Yet, how did this supposed land of the free and home of the brave repay them? Our black ancestors were left to wander around the countryside, destitute, hungry, ignorant of the ways of capitalism, and completely illiterate to read and comprehend the creeds and laws that supposedly freed them from the only thing they understood a white man's oppression and a white man's complete neglect. It seemed that the United States Government, a government that was supposedly blessed by God with a renewed humanity for all was willing to let our ancestors die off like unintended roots on a malnourished plant. So, if you wonder why many of our black communities are still suffering, not thriving, and are still in a state of oppression, well, it's because the suffering that was supposed to end on December 6, 1865 was never meant to end. Many of our black communities remain in a state of perpetual oppression. That's why #ReparationsNow is so necessary it isn't a need, it is a want, it isn't a request, it is a demand. Make right what has been historically wrong for far too many centuries now.

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