some choice sound bites from the reparations experts., found at this well-written entry.

I certainly agree with –

“And given the hate-filled, divisive rhetoric espoused at Saturday’s rally (none of which is new), I strongly oppose the reparations movement, as it only serves to salt the wounds of division between blacks and whites in America as opposed to healing them. Such divisiveness must be opposed, and to hell with those who are bent on keeping blacks shackled to a blinding mindset of hate and supremacy in the misguided quest for another government handout.

Yes, slavery is a blemish upon this country that will never be erased nor denied. No sum of money will ever make it disappear or change the course of history. The anger and rage being fomented for reparations would best be applied to confronting present-day black-on-black slavery taking place in African nations such as Sudan and Mauritania, or pressuring the Arab world to free their slaves.

Today, black Americans are free. We are free to come and go as we please, live where we want, be educated in the schools and colleges of our own choosing, and excel as high as we want to in any profession that we choose. The only limitations out there are the ones we set for ourselves.

Blacks are leaders in academia, government, industry, the arts, entertainment, science, medicine, and athletics. To paraphrase James Brown, the successful ones didn’t wait for anyone to give them anything. They took advantage of open doors (or opened those doors on their own initiative) and got it for themselves. It would be a slap in the face to many of those who sacrificed, worked hard, and overcame the odds to suggest that shaking down the government some more would have cured the ills of the past.”

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