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No, they likely just don't see the merit in the argument.
most democrats are also against reparations.Part of the challenge is … a large proportion of americans are descended from people who … arrived well after slavery ended.There's an argument that the reparations owed are somehow a debt of the nation, as opposed to the slaveholders themselves, and that by emigrating you take on that debt just like you get a share of national resources, but it's a pretty messy linkSo people whose ancestors were in other, shitty parts of the world and have come to America are not sure why they should be paying money to other people whose ancestors were in shitty situations, when their ancestors had nothing to do with it, regardless of whether the current people paying or receiving money are better off now.
No one alive today had any part in enslaving people in America. The people who say they are for reparations never explain how they would actually work. That's because there's no rational way for them to work. Are we going to impose a "reparations tax" on white people but not others? That would be unconstitutional. Are we going to tax struggling white people in impoverished areas of the country so that the government can send a check to Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama? What about blacks who immigrated to America after slavery was abolished? I could go on and on. The reparations thing is never meant to be taken seriously. What it's meant to do is pander to and attempt to stoke perpetual grievance among black Americans.
Conservatives are not good at admitting wrong. However, when it comes to reparations for slavery, it's also a matter of it being so long since slavery was present, and so many generations have come and gone. Also, that there are many social programs that help black people. Also, many feel that reparations would do no good, as if it's not used in a way that directly builds up the means to continue to develop black people, then it would be a waste. And of course, some conservatives are simply racists.
Some liberals are racist
@Rissyanne : A lot more conservatives are racist. It's that way now, and has been that way throughout history. That's why white supremacists are do drawn to the Republican party and feel at home there. Trump has made a soft landing for them there.
What my great grandfather did is not part of what I do, so... You're an idiot. By that same logic, as the inheritor of action/ accomplishment/ sin, whites are far superior because they built civilizations and technology while blacks did nothing but beat on drums.
Conservatives, along with anyone with a brain oppose reparations because it's a blatant scam to buy votes. Nobody alive today, nor their grandparents had anything to do with slavery.My family didn't immigrate to the US until 1897. Why the hell should any of us be responsible for paying reparations for something that happened before THEY were even born?
I wasn't in the country or even born yet. I didn't do anything but I should pay AL the same? Nevermind how it's immoral to take from people who didn't do anything, the logistics don't make sense. How do you go about proving who is owed what. Do you take from a poor white man and give it to a wealthy black man? Most Everyone agrees slavery was evil but the concept of reparations doesn't make moral or practical sense.
Democrats were largely the ones that owned slaves, and also literally nobody alive today was around back then and very very few people still benefit from anything that carried over, also let's say they did. Are black leaders going to say "alright were cool now" no, itll just but on to the next demand. Why play into that
I believe it was the southern Democratic party that were the catalyst for slavery. The Republicans used to be the liberals but it got switched along the way. I'm not taking the blame for anyone who came before me. We don't live in a society where we have to take the shame of our ancestors. If that were true then there are some guilty people over in Africa whose ancestors were active participants in selling their captive enemies to the western slave traders.
I had no part in it, so I feel no need to pay for it.
Not a single conservative at this moment has owned slaves.Unless we count illegal, modern slavery, which is not relevant for the matter at hand.
everybody's admitted it was wrong since the day it ended... how long ago was that? nobody is alive who went through it. As Joe Biden put it (not a conservative) "I don't feel responsible for the sins of my father and grandfather. I feel responsible for what the situation is today, for the sins of my own generation. And I’ll be damned if I feel responsible to pay for what happened 300 years ago.”
What they did? Last time i checked they eliminated slavery, passed the civil Rights act, and did not found now shoot the klan... So what did they do, aside from preside over the lowest unemployment numbers in Black history?
Love the update. My maternal grandfather was a WWII Navy Veteran and a doctor. My paternal grandfather is a Korean War Veteran and an architect. This changes nothing.
Nah because they have an IQ high enough to know they aren't responsible
Not sure what exactly I did wrong. I don’t want to pay reparations because I had nothing to do with it. Get your reparations from the slave owners.
Absolutely nothing wrong.
No, from what I've heard most of them don't want to have to pay for something that their grandfathers did, and to people who never actually went through that no less. What's so hard to get about that?
History is history. Just another attempt for "the squad" to try to change it and push socialism on a fed-up public.
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Of course not, they just don't feel responsible for what their ancestors did. Is a person responsible for murder cause their parent killed someone?
Show me a slave and I will give them some money. Reparations are ridiculous
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