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September 29, 2012


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tired of this

North Carolina's proposed compensation is to actual victims, not to all people who generally kinda sorta look like victims who lived 200 years ago. Is this difference really that hard to comprehend? Paying the actual victim for the actual harm is not the same as taking the money from innocent children of Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Irish, Italian etc. immigrants to pay, say, Obama because Obama kinda looks like southern slaves, and the prospective payors do not.


I didn't think he was saying that the North Carolina situation was the same as reparations for slavery. I took it to be a statement that the concept of making corrections for past wrongs -- indeed calling them "wrongs" -- is back in the news. The paper he refers to suggests that the "wrongs" of slavery are still doing their work.

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