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100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans

100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans


87. Cost of reparations: Marketwatch calculated $1 million per African-American household

Marketwatch looked at the values of successive generations of U.S. slaves — the total values in 1800, 1830 and 1860 — and applied Treasury bond interest rates to the money over the decades since to come up with a reparations bill of $16 trillion.

That’s about 75 percent of U.S. gross domestic product and slightly more than the total U.S. personal disposable income for a year. It comes out to around $1 million per African-American household, according to Marketwatch.


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