Article written by Yolanda Cole~How Reparation For Slavery Would Aid The Entire Nation. Article written by Yolanda Cole

Hi, my name is Yolanda Cole, I’m a regular member of this blog. I’m not a writer or anything like that. The posts here got me to thinking. I have been thinking, since you [blog owner] are much more liberal than a lot of bloggers. I would like to present my ideas to you and your blog of how I feel reparation would help the entire country.

I want run my ideas by you of how it would not only lift up African Americans but all Americans. I see how it wouldn’t just aid African Americans but aid the entire nation. Tell me what you think. I’m interested in learning what others think of my idea also.

reparation bill

Congress is again discussing reparations for slavery. It’s a complex and thorny issue

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/us/congress-slavery-reparations-effort-trnd/index.html

No, it is not a complex, nor thorny issue if a person is willing to look at it for what it is and put your personal preferences, racist ideas, and parsimoniousness aside.

Prolonging it isn’t going to make the issue go away.

We already see that the present-day situation is going to have change. We are pesently in a pressure cooker state of existence. There’s no other way for the nation to move forward than to change.

It would improve the overall living condition of African Americans which would improve the overall living conditions of al lower class Americans. Making American stronger. [That will be explained below.] It would improve the educational system. Defer the present day life-destroying-situation of funneling mainly African Americans-from home-primary-school- to prison, grant greater equality in the courts.

Yes, it would take a large bite out of the prison profits made from the suffering of others.

Improve the health care of millions.

I mean, think about it!

Think of all the regular homes and luxury homes and houses to be bought or built. All the cars to be bought; much more money will be spent on improved healthcare.

Think of all the luxury items to be bought.

I’ve heard some say that Black Americans will take the money and create luxuriant black communities and only allow Native Americans to move in. Maybe, but the newly wealthy people will need materials to build these communities with. These communities will still need supplies, building materials, carpenters and etc. It’s money to be had by everyone if you look at it from a universal point of view.

Personally, I don’t believe African Americans would be as stingy and selfish with their wealth as white Americans have been and still is. This free giving, charitable nature would lift the poor of the nation out of poverty.

US: Congress Advances Slavery Reparations Bill

Measure Is Historic Step Toward Repair

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/04/09/us-congress-advances-slavery-reparations-bill#

In my opinion, we can’t afford not to pay this reparation.

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13 Responses to Article written by Yolanda Cole~How Reparation For Slavery Would Aid The Entire Nation. Article written by Yolanda Cole

  1. Yolanda, thanks for selecting my blog to explore your opinion.

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  2. Yolanda you are so right—-everyone would benefit from the restitution being paid. Everyone from builders to the health care community.

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  3. In 2005 Bank admits it owned slaves.

    America’s second biggest bank, JP Morgan Chase, has made a rare apology for its subsidiaries’ involvement in the slave trade 200 years ago, admitting that it accepted slaves as loan collateral and ended up owning several hundred.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jan/22/usa.davidteather

    But I read no where it was talking about restitution.

    The Wall Street heavyweight said parts of the business accepted thousands of slaves as collateral on loans made to plantation owners in the South in the early 19th century.

    It sent a letter to employees expressing contrition for its involvement in a “brutal and unjust institution”. It made the disclosure to comply with a rule requiring companies to detail past dealings with the trade when they are doing business with the city of Chicago.

    Citizens’ Bank and Canal Bank in Louisiana, both now part of JP Morgan, served plantations from the 1830s until the American civil war, which ended in 1865.

    The banks sometimes took ownership of slaves when the plantation owners defaulted on loans.

    The company estimated that between 1831 and 1865 the two banks accepted approximately 13,000 slaves as collateral and ended up owning about 1,250 slaves.

    In the letter, signed by the chief executive, William Harrison, the bank said: “We apologise to the African-American community, particularly those who are descendants of slaves, and to the rest of the American public for the role that Citizens’ Bank and Canal Bank played. The slavery era was a tragic time in US history and in our company’s history.”

    The bank has posted documents on the slaves it took into ownership online at http://www.bankone.com/ourapology.

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    • Brendan says:

      I wasn’t able aware anyone had apologized. It must not had been much for I never heard about it.

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    • Dan says:

      Why and what in the hell were they apologizing to the rest of America for this? This alone shows that the apology was not sincere. No one else’s ancestors felt the transgresses committed against them. No one else ancestors felt the sting of the lashes, and often died from them. No one else ancestor felt that hot sun beating on their backs, sapping away their strength. No one else experienced the gross loss of lives, so why couldn’t they just apologize to those who they injured. But I see, they couldn’t say it without adding others in the apology.

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  4. Celeste says:

    Yolanda, what makes you think it will be spent on these items? I understand the educational, medical, and homes. Even the creation of 8 Rocks townships, (Toni Morrison), but I don’t see a large amount being freely spent on luxury goods and items, helping other people who have helped oppressed us.

    I don’t record this assumption being made about the Hebrew when Germany companies were forced to pay them restitution for forced labor. Why would African Americans be expected to do what no one asked the Jewish Community to do?

    No one was expecting the Jewish people to help save war torn Germany after it did its darnest best to kill them off.

    The Jews under the Third Reich only lasted only about twenty years. Black oppression and killings started in 1619 and is going on.

    No, I think to ask some of these things is insensitive. I’m not saying you are insensitive but I think the part about Black Americans pulling everyone else up after restitution is insensitive and a little mammish.

    No was willing to pull African Americans up.

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    • Yolanda says:

      You misunderstood my meaning. I didn’t mean it as assistance should be a requirement for the dispensing of what rightfully belongs to African Americans. I was referring to true nature of African Americans, when not under duress; we are a caring people. It must be in our DNA. Look at how the Pharaohs fed everyone when famine struck the ancient world. Maybe that wasn’t such a good example considering how many of those they helped declared war on them once their bellies were full.

      What I meant was to get started in rebuilding our lives we will have to buy many of the supplies from already existing businesses. Few African Americans own businesses that will be able to supply the materials needed to build the millions of homes and buildings. These purchases and many others will skyrocket the American economy. Create a spending and wealth circulation never seen before in America.

      I don’t see it as insensitive nor mammish for these are two types of payments. The reasons are very different. Although both are about unpaid forced labor and genocides. [ I’m not condoning the Holocaust with the next sentence. No one had a right to do what was done to these people.] No one forced the Jewish people to move to Germany. Had they paid closer attention when Germany at first started sending poor people, the handicapped, the undesirables, and etcs., to work camps, never return then they would have notice something amiss and got out while they had a window of opportunity to escape. I know some will say I have the hind sight of history. That’s true. The captured African never got that chance.

      The same things that were happening in Nazi Germany are happening every day in the USA and we are like the Jewish people, saying it is not so bad or praying and hoping things will improve. Things won’t get better until more equality is given to all Americans.

      Many have sympathy for the victims of the Holocaust but no one much have sympathy for the victims of slavery in many parts of the world and systematic racism. What’s the difference. Both groups suffered horribly…I see it this way. The sympathy and willingness to pay has all to do with the victims skin color.

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      • Yolanda, your statement about the Holocaust bears some sad relics. The ideology of the Nazi Party didn’t just crop up on the scene on February 24, 1920, in Munich, Germany. Politically, it dates all the way back to the late 1700’s and mid-1800’s. Older history books printed before World War I mention some of the party’s atrocities that history books stopped mentioning after World War II, I guess everyone would have to admit they knew these work camps existed and did nothing to stop them.

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  5. Dan says:

    In another word, the Congressional discussion are the same as the ole slave masters false promise to manumit his favorite slave. Keep saying it until he died and then the person was still a slave. He would promise them freedom to prevent them from running away.

    I view these these talks as the same cloth; are the same pacifying shyts that has been said for 400 years.

    I will believe it when I see it.

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    • Well, Dan, stranger things have happened.:)

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    • Yolanda says:

      Dan, I see it as inevitable or the nation will eventually become engulfed in another civil war which would cost much more than reparations . Time have ran out for talks and things are getting worse. Everything has a breaking point.

      For example, the under count of African Americans in the census is a psychological tool to make African Americans believe there are oh so many more whites here than black people. Throughout slavery, the black population was larger than whites and suddenly after the Civil War all these people disappeared. Where did 29 million black people go that was here during slavery?

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