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Subject:  Re: Factor an additional 5% to RE - Reparations Date:  3/28/2002  9:36 AM
Author:  JLC Number:  64298 of 757453

<<<"To me it's not fundamentally about the money, it is about the truth of history and bringing the truth to light, which will promote a frank and honest discussion across the racial divide," he said.>>>

If it's not about the money, why do they always make a statement saying so?

Let's see bring truth to light. OK, the majority of slaves were not captured by "evil white men" and brought to America, they were sold by African nations to slave traders. That is, Africans were sold by Africans. Why aren't they litigating those African nations? Because it's about the money and those nations don't have any.

Another piece of frankness. Up until AFTER the Civil War, slavery was legal. Those businesses were operating according to law, no matter how wrong the law was. Plus, it was about 140 years ago, no one committing any percieved crimes is now alive.

Finally, notice the people bringing up this suit are those civil rights activists there are loosing power because they are loosing touch with today's reality. There are many more important things to worry about, like education, than to waste time on something long ago.

JLC

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