CitadelGrad wrote: ↑Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:00 amThe wealth created on the backs of slaves in the South was either confiscated by the U.S. Government or destroyed during the war. Perhaps the Yankees who actually conducted the slave trade should pay reparations to blacks and the South. Where do you think the money came from to build all those spectacular mansions in Newport, RI?Ibanez wrote: ↑Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:36 am
I think we're good with Japan. We democratized their culture, gave women the right to vote, and payed reparations to those we rounded up in the states.
If we're going to discuss reparations to blacks, and I think we should, it should probably be best to avoid direct cash payments. Give tax incentives, make it easier for blacks to get a business loan or home loan but sunset the legislation that allows for those things. There's a boatload of generation wealth that whites enjoy and it was done on the backs of slaves, it might not be a bad idea to discuss how best to help that happen.
That said - there are public schools, affirmative action (though this is horribly flawed) and opportunity zones already in effect. But those can and should be improved upon.
Those are just my thoughts. I find this topic interesting and am open to discussion and modifying my ideas.
That comment just reeks of intellectual dishonesty and ignorance. The South wasn't the only region that benefited from slavery. Where do you think a lot of that cotton, indigo, tobacco, rice, etc... was being shipped to? A lot of to the Northern industries which then in turn generated wealth in places like New York or Pennsylvania. By your post, Bank of America, JP Morgan, New York Life, Tiffany and Co. AIG, Brooks Brothers (bad example) are all out of business.
And if you honestly think a single southern wasn't involved in the slave trade, then you're a much bigger idiot than I imagined. Seriously - that's amazing.