Economic compensation to blacks in America.

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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

Additional Moneys.

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...