Coates Case For Reparation: The Case For Reparations

The Case for Reparations is intensely englighful on why black people are in the predicament we are in now. As a race, we cannot act as victims but instead, work to be on top or at least finally equal. The case for reparations is real and they are well deserved considering the struggle black people have always had to go through. Coates explains in detail with human examples of people being legally mistreated and stolen from.
“Ross had tried to get a legitimate mortgage in another neighborhood, but was told by a loan officer that there was no financing available. The truth was that there was no financing for people like Clyde Ross. From the 1930s through the 1960s, black people across the country were largely cut out of the legitimate home-mortgage
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The accumulated weight of 350 years of brutal American apartheid has inexorably molded our present, and will continue to lay a heavy hand on our future—how could it not? The election of our nation’s first black president was a triumph, but the narrative of racial progress it implied was in many ways a misleading one.” Coates article shows how clear the past can fold into the present and the future. Slavery was just the beginning but even after it ended, white supremacists will always find a way to keep black people down. “Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.” Whenever one tribulation ends, they find another different way to keep black people down. We need to work against this, to finally create freedom for ourselves. Knowing everything about our history is a wakeup call to look at what is happening around you, to your brothers and sisters everywhere. As a whole we need to work against looking down upon each other because of situations white people presented minorities with and finally as a whole we can be

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