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The 7 - Current Events & Politics - Up to a Million Europeans Enslaved back in the day
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MoeGates
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#21 Posted on 12.3.04 2257.57
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    Originally posted by Grimis
      Originally posted by astrobstrd
      That and the fact that those reperations were promised to them.
    Uh, the "them" you refer to likely have been dead for at least four or five decades...


Hey, if you come out for a 100% inheritance tax, maybe I'll buy that line of reasoning. Everyone else in America is and was allowed to pass on the fruits of their labor to their children. Why a different standard for the children of slaves?

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#22 Posted on 13.3.04 0125.35
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I've often wondered why the issue is handled one way for the descendants of Native Americans, and so much differently for the descendants of slaves. Is it because the focus has been different (the focus has been, for many years, more on equal rights and opportunities than reparations) or is it something else entirely?
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#23 Posted on 15.3.04 0821.19
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    Originally posted by Nate The Snake
    I've often wondered why the issue is handled one way for the descendants of Native Americans, and so much differently for the descendants of slaves.
It's because of racial politics that make black voters an active, dependable voting block, and the Native American vote expendable.
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