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Reparations for slavery: A cause for reparations, a case against David Horowitz



Taniecea A rceneaux We African Americans... are lost from our origins in Africa. Four hundred years of slavery, coupled with forced breeding between slaves and the slave masters, produced a people who have lost more than their independent character. It produced a people whose children are lost from their identity: mother tongue, religion, and culture. We African Americans, who are the victims of slavery, will not mortgage the future of our generations to come. --Silas Muhammad, All for Reparations and Emancipation Slavery in America is a reality of the past that still ignites anger and resentment in the souls of Black Americans today. In an attempt to gain a sense of understanding and closure, people from all walks of life offer physical, psychological, emotional, and economic justifications and solutions to this wrong of the past. One of the more controversial attempts made by Americans to appease the disgruntled minds and hearts of its Black people is the offer of economic reparations. Prominent Black leaders and scholars claim that reparations are owed to members of their race and should be paid for by the United States government out of tax revenues. Libertarian theory posits views both in favor of



The Review of Black Political EconomySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 2005

DOI: 10.1007/s12114-005-1010-1

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