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100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans

100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans


49. Blood money?

Black people really don’t need or want cash reparations, according to attorney Michael Coard.  

“Cash as reparations is blood money and insufficient blood money at that, regardless of the amount,” Coard wrote in the Philadelphia Tribune:

“I certainly hope you don’t think our ancestors who were dragged kicking, screaming, and fighting onto that Portuguese slave ship docked on the shores of Angola in 1619 said to their devilish pale-faced captors, ‘I willingly give my permission to you to kidnap, shackle, enslave, dehumanize, buy, sell, rape, sodomize, whip, torture, amputate, and lynch me and my children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so forth for 400 years and I also willingly give my permission to you to strip me and my generational offspring of our land, language, religion, and culture during those 400 years. You can do all of that, as long as you give some of those descendants some cash in 2019.’ I don’t think so.”


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