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|Subject: Re: OT: Reparations||Date: 6/4/2001 8:51 PM|
|Author: telegraph||Number: 40892 of 857076|
"Reparations can only be a good idea if YOU are on the receiving end of the check."
I suspect all it means is that after 150 years, that family still doesn't get it - this is the land of opportunity, not the land of entitlement.
And probably never will.
Bad attitude to have, but, then again, the Hispanic immigrants, (many of whom came from subjugated native populations along the way in history), seem to have kicked butt, and now are the fastest growing 'minority' generating 10 times the wealth/net worth of the next largest and formerly largest minority.
By playing 'victim', all the so called descendents of black slaves have done is created a lot of problems for themselves.
Companies don't hire 'victims'. They hire people who have taken advantage of 'equal opportunity' and 'free public education' and made something of themselves.
You want a decent job? get a decent education. plain and simple. Nobody 'owes' anybody anything for generations ago events.
Next you know, they will want 'permanent' payments, since their 'injuries' have prevented them from getting high paying jobs.....so, naturally, everyone owes them a good income.
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