African American Slavery And Reparations Essay

1181 Words Jul 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Should reparations be handed out to African American families whose ancestors were affected with past injustices? Would it be morally right to give reparations to African Americans? Many people agree that reparations should be handed out to African Americans because of the blood, sweat, and tears they put to building up this country. According to Coates, he believes that black people should get reparation for all they have suffered with. Although some may disagree with Coates opinion, I would agree with his ideas and position on the issue of American Slavery and reparations because I believe that reparations should be handed out to African American families whose ancestors were affected with the past injustices they had to face such as Slavery, Jim Crow laws and lynching, and housing and employment segregation.
Slavery in America is a subject with minimal truths and stories rarely told. African Americans have been done wrong for the past two centuries dating back to when slavery was allowed. Black families argue that slaves performed centuries of uncompensated work that helped the economic foundations of our country and that making reparations will put the wrong doing of injustices behind us. Black people would basically work for free and with their help, white people got rich and not one cent was being paid to slaves. Like this is just unethical because nobody would like to work for free and not get paid and have their freedom get strapped from them. According to Case for…

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