No Reparation Without Taxation : Applying The Internal Revenue Code

706 Words Sep 19th, 2016 3 Pages
In 2014, 26.2% of the population living in impoverished communities in the United States. From a Utilitarian point of view, providing direct compensation to these communities reduces the unpleasantness experienced by the majority after slavery. In addition to this, the re-establishment of these communities aides in the productive growth of all members and with this; reparation is supported by Utilitarian.

In the article entitled, “No Reparation Without Taxation: Applying The Internal Revenue Code to the Concept of Reparation for Slavery and Segregation” Authors Andre Smith and Carlton Waterhouse express that directly providing compensation to impoverished communities with the highest percentage of blacks, ensures the establishments of institutions needed to promote better living while preventing the outcome of self-gratification if funds were given to individuals.

Communities such as Macon, Mississippi, Kentwood, Los Angeles and San Augustine, Texas are home to an average of over 50% of Black residents with the remaining percentage of the population consisting of non-Hispanics Whites and Hispanics. It is reported that among the races represented in these towns, their commonality is shown through their relatively low incomes earnings, all of which falls below the federal poverty standards consequently, labeling these communities as poor areas. From a Utilitarian perspective, providing compensation for slavery, assures help for many black families in these communities but…

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