While the subject of reparations to be given to the descendants of slaves continues to be a hot topic, the QOD has always been when will it happen? The government knows that reparations are warranted and deserved but continues to show and prove that it will never come. Blacks are the only race of people that has endured continuous torture, ridicule and scrutiny simply because of their being black, even today. However society has proven that the black race of people are good for something because they are ingenious, innovative, trendsetters and creators and it shows by the many things used today that white society has often taken credit for creating. Forget about what you see on the news, that’s a different subject but this isn’t about that, it’s about why the hold up on reparations? Fact of the matter is slavery happened, and is continuing to happen but not with tools of slavery past but only in a more modern fashion and the power of the ‘pen’ still reigns.
A reporter asked an activist why reparations are still important and he got an answer he wasn’t quite prepared for. You be the judge and share your thought on whether the activist had a valid point. Take a look
Read more as reported by Atlanta Black Star:
An African Emancipation Day reparations protester in London educates a reporter about the damages slavery has done to Black people across the diaspora.
According to London’s The Evening Standard, the Aug. 1 march — starting in Brixton and ending in Parliament Square — was part of a campaign calling for reparations to the descendants of enslaved Black people living in Great Britain.
The protester minces no words and says that Black people suffer from post-traumatic slave syndrome and disorder because of the horrific conditions of slavery.
“The colonial debt is still imposed on our countries, on our families today,” the woman explains. “We suffer from discrimination … It is a painful situation to wear these chains today… 200 miles along the Ghana coast there are castles and bastions that were brought up to imprison my ancestors. And that has been failed to be recognized.”
Protesters presented a petition outlining their demands as well. Here is an excerpt:
“… Today, the offspring of the stolen Africans encounter direct and indirect racial discrimination daily. This results in impoverishment, lack of education, unemployment, imprisonment and ill health. Now is the time for the victims of these inhumane atrocities to demand, effect and secure holistic, adequate, comprehensive and intersectional reparations for the wrongs that continue to be inflicted on Africa, Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora …”
Source: Atlanta Black Star