Proposal for Reparations...
Due to the fact that many African-Americans cannot trace their genealogy back
more than three generations, It would be extremely difficult to distinguish
between those who are descended from Freemen and those descended from
Slaves. Therefore, although it should have some impact on reparations, we
must take into account those who cannot trace their genealogy( approximately
3/4th of African-Americans). We also must remember that in essence, no African-
Americans were completely free. Many blacks, Freeman and Slaves alike were
lynched, falsely imprisoned, raped, murdered, and subject to sub-human
treatment. It is almost impossible to estimate the economic hardship caused by
slavery and the aftermath that followed. To this day the African-American family
still suffers from the aftermath of slavery. We see it in the form of Poverty, under-
education, Discrimination, and Black on Black crime. Consider that Blacks are
seriously under-represented in many of our nations top fields.
Less than .05
percent of African-Americans are CEO's in corporate America. Blacks are also a
rarity in Law, Medicine, and higher education, What follows is my estimation of
the reparations needed.
1st generation descendant of slave: 500,000 of Freeman: 350,000
2nd generation descendant of slave: 350,000 of Freeman: 225,000
3rd generation descendant of slave: 225,000 of Freeman: 180,000
4th generation descendant of slave : 180,000 of Freeman: 120,000
5th generation descendant of slave: 120,000 of Freeman: 90,000
6th generation descendant of slave: 90,000 of Freeman: 60,000
7th generation descendant of slave: 60,000 of Freeman: 30,000
Family member lynched: 60,000 per family
Family member raped by slave master: 20,000
Family member falsely imprisoned: 6,000
It is important to note that in the event that it cannot be determined whether a
family descended from Freemen or Slaves, an average should be taken from the
two. Also, in the...