John Conyers’ new bill wasn’t released as of Wednesday, but the version of the bill proposed last year found that 4 million blacks were enslaved in the U.S. from 1619 to 1865. It said the commission would examine the entire history of slavery, and then make recommendations on whether the U.S. government should apologize for slavery, and whether reparation payments are warranted.
This is the kind of crap that ensures that we will never get anywhere near real equality and keeps racial divisiveness alive in this country.
Not a single black person alive today was ever a slave. It’s pathetic and absurd to try and appropriate the experiences of your ancestors as if they were your own and to blame those who never had slaves. If black Americans really want equality, this perpetual victimhood isn’t doing them any favors. Let’s face it, no one whining about this has ever been a slave.
As I see it, with all the rioting, looting and burning, they probably still owe us millions for all the damages done to property as well as the lives of the people in the communities.