“Justice,” the final episode in Hulu’s “The 1619 Project” docuseries, argues that the federal government owes $14 trillion to the descendants of enslaved Black people. Nikole Hannah-Jones, the creator of the series, calculates the federal government owes the 4 million Black Americans whose ancestors were enslaved $350,000. She argues these reparations — made in the form of land and money — are a way to address the unequal wealth distribution, redlining and other institutional practices that harmed Blacks for decades. And she has the statistics to back it up. ...No, she does not have the statistics to back anything up. People are against reparations because the idea is so obviously foolish.
“I already know the objections that are formulating in your mind so I’m going to set them all up and I’m going to knock them down. That was extremely intentional because the truth is, it’s not just Conservatives who oppose reparations for Black Americans. The polling shows that even a majority of white Democrats oppose it, and that to me is coming from a lack of information.”
American wealth was not distributed. It was created by White people. White men explored the territory, built the infrastructure, invented the technology, and created the civilization. Blacks and Indians were just pests that got in the way, and on balance, they have been a big negative.
If there were a fair accounting, Blacks would owe White trillions of dollars.
Her 1619 Project was supposed to show that America was founded as a White supremacist nation. If so, she should be grateful that Whites permit her to live here.
Black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. writes in the NY Times:
Lurking behind the concerns of Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, over the content of a proposed high school course in African American studies, is a long and complex series of debates about the role of slavery and race in American classrooms.Okay, have an uncensored discussion. Stop calling people racist. Explain all of the competing theories for why Blacks have less wealth than Whites.
“We believe in teaching kids facts and how to think, but we don’t believe they should have an agenda imposed on them,” Governor DeSantis said. He also decried what he called “indoctrination.”
School is one of the first places where society as a whole begins to shape our sense of what it means to be an American. ...
As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so aptly put it, “No society can fully repress an ugly past when the ravages persist into the present.” Addressing these “ravages,” and finding solutions to them — a process that can and should begin in the classroom — can only proceed with open discussions and debate across the ideological spectrum, a process in which Black thinkers themselves have been engaged since the earliest years of our Republic.
Throughout Black history, there has been a long, sad and often nasty tradition of attempts to censor popular art forms,
President Joe Biden on Thursday hosted a screening of the movie “Till,” a wrenching, new drama about the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, who was brutally killed after a white woman said the Black 14-year-old had made improper advances toward her.Okay, let's have the truth. Here is the story:
“History matters,” Biden said in brief remarks before the lights in the East Room came down on invited guests, including members of Till’s family. He noted that while some might want to ignore the nation’s history, “Only with truth comes healing and justice.”
If Bryant’s testimony and her account in the memoir is true, they raise a question: Would we have reason to suspect that Till might have assaulted her?I don't know what happened, and I am not sure it is accurate to call the killing a "lynching". But what if Till was genetically inclined towards assaulting, raping, and killing White girls?
The answer is “Yes.” The heritability of psychopathic traits is high. For “fearless dominance,” it is 0.42, which means 42 percent of the variance for this trait is genetic. For impulsive antisocial behavior, heritability is 0.51, and for externalizing aggression it is 0.7 ...
At the time in which the movie was set, it was widely reported that Emmett Till’s a father, a “war hero” as the movie calls him), Louis, was actually executed in Italy in 1945 for raping two women and murdering another....
Mamie’s book hints at other relevant factors. Emmett was a breech birth, a risk factor for later antisocial behavior and psychopathology due to brain damage ...
In their confessional interview in Look, the two killers claimed that even as they beat him, Till showed no fear and simply provoked them more: “I’m not afraid of you. I’m as good as you are. My grandmother was a white woman!”
I am not trying to justify killing Till. It would have been better to prosecute Till. He was acting aggressively and outside social norms, and was a threat to the community.
The Till story is supposed to be an example of how Blacks are mistreated. Maybe so, but it is also an example of how Black criminal behavior terrorizes White girls. If the above story is accurate, Till was like a dangerous animal that would eventually kill someone.
Repatriations is the shaming party game where you get to put people who have been dead for over a century on trial and then blame entirely different people of the same skin color who are alive today for damages. I find it hilarious that the people who think this is a good idea claim to be fighting past racism...by being racist bigot hypocrites in the present.
For the record, I feel no remorse for what I haven't done. I also don't judge entire groups of people by skin color for the crimes of their ancestors, as that condemns everyone on the planet for every crime ever committed throughout history, which is a pointless and tasteless exercise in gross stupidity.
If a single one of these idiotic race hustlers ever went to Sunday school and did more than just sing gospel hymns, they would perhaps remember Matthew 7:5
" Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye;
and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. "
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