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Subject:  Re: OT: Reparations Date:  6/4/2001  5:22 PM
Author:  HamletsMill Number:  40860 of 757007

"generations of affirmative action programs which targeted financial gain towards minorities."

Would you care to enumerate what affirmative action programs have existed over generations?

The only one that I can think of --- and it would be a far reach to describe as an affirmative action --- is the various farm subsidy programs that have been in place since the 1930's.

Hmmm, I suppose the Homestead Act of 1870 could qualify - as it was targeted towards an economic minority, the landless poor and those were in the main ethnic immigrants; and it discriminated against the already established land-owners who were prohibited from participating in the program…

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