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An idea for Pragmatic Reparations

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Messenger: IPXninja Sent: 5/31/2023 3:50:22 PM

Do we need reparations? Yes. We need legal protection from the legacy of racism. And we need investments in our community so that there are equal opportunities as well as education for both black children and white children so that they understand the real history of America and what it did to black people and how the black community got so destroyed by white supremacy to the point where we've had to fight extra hard just to get to where we are. We were attacked and defamed socially and defamation is something you can sue for because you can be financially injured by it. The same is true for defaming an entire race with stereotypes.

The government already insures banks(FDIC). I think the government could help set up black banks and fuel investment accounts that black families can also invest into so that when those investments make money, by investing in black businesses and real estate in black neighborhoods, then the black people in those communities who are descendants of slavery, as well as the public schools there, can reap the returns. Because at any rate, wealth is not the money someone simply puts in your pocket. It's money that works for you.

So if something like this could be set up, I think it could get enough support to pass congress (not sure about this current congress), and it can do enough good the black community by duplicating the same type of activity that created black wall street in Tulsa ("Greenwood").

If anyone has any ideas to add to this or ways to refine this, feel free. Doesn't matter who you are.

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