KER Politics – Fri 22 Feb, 2019

Reparations for Black Americans?

Elizabeth Warren backs reparations for black Americans

February 21, 2019Mario Tama/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Thursday she supports reparations for black Americans affected by slavery, The New York Times reports.

Warren said in an interview with the Times that “we must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences, including undermining the ability of black families to build wealth in America for generations.” She also said that “we need systemic, structural changes to address that.”

Warren did not provide any specifics about what her plan would be, but the Times notes that this is significant given that it’s a policy previous Democratic presidential candidates chose not to support. For instance, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who recently announced his 2020 bid, was not in favor of reparations in 2016, saying at the time that it would not pass Congress and would be “very divisive.” For that matter, neither was former President Barack Obama or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) also recently backed reparations, saying in a radio interview, “I’m serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments in black communities.” Brendan Morrow

  1. On February 22, 2019 at 10:38 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    This is getting comical……..
    All by design…….Satan is sitting in her house drinking a beer…….
    She has a good point……dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination
    She needs to get over to Africa, and do some history lessons on the DARK POPE

    • On February 22, 2019 at 10:39 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      People never go back far enough for the Whole Story……..

    • On February 22, 2019 at 10:56 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      We covered some of this topic….a few weeks ago……
      starting with 1492…the American slavery moment started.
      If, she wants to start with the slaves getting compensated, she will have to ask for the Cash from the Dark Popes…Not THE AMERICAN TAX SLAVE.
      She is going to step into a lot of dooo dooo…when the sheeple start doing their homework….I serious doubt she will make it to Dec 2019…..

      • On February 22, 2019 at 11:18 am,
        Big Al says:

        She shows well, but she does not “say well”

    • On February 22, 2019 at 11:16 am,
      Big Al says:

      As soon as I have finished my interview with Rabbi Katz I will take a look at the concept that you are talking about, Jerry.

    • On February 22, 2019 at 5:27 pm,
      Big Al says:

      People also ask
      What is the meaning of black pope?
      The Superior General of the Society of Jesus is the official title of the leader of the Society of Jesus – the Roman Catholic religious order which is also known as the Jesuits. He is generally addressed as Father General.

      All of my experiences with Jesuits has been very positive. My youngest daughter graduated from Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon.

  2. On February 22, 2019 at 10:43 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    She is such an idiot………Warren did not provide any specifics about what her plan would be,
    1 Corinthians 3:19
    “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.”

    • On February 22, 2019 at 5:29 pm,
      Big Al says:

      My guess is that she was talking in generalities!

  3. On February 22, 2019 at 10:46 am,
    mark matia says:

    Our political class is an ever present danger to ever productive citizen in this country. This pathetic and utterly silly politician will certainly garner support for this promise of dole to black Americans. I am not sanguine about the future of this country.

    • On February 22, 2019 at 11:20 am,
      Big Al says:

      My guess is that her statement is simply “fishing”for how many votes it will bring her.

  4. On February 22, 2019 at 11:25 am,
    Ebolan says:

    On the corrupt media and politicians…they will continue to Smollett us…

    • On February 22, 2019 at 11:28 am,
      Ebolan says:

      Peter Who has a good take on this Smollett business…and was it any coincidence that this went down when the Imperial Senate was voting on that ridiculous lynching bill??? And Harris being good friends with Smollett…

    • On February 22, 2019 at 11:46 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Smollett……got the idea of ..Fake it, tell ya make it… wrong…
      Now, he can get an orange suit, …to remind him of Donald’s hair……lol

  5. On February 22, 2019 at 12:16 pm,
    pardu says:

    Big Al, This line of thinking by Warren and others, if taken to its logical conclusion, would mean that every person or class of people who have ever been wronged in some way by a government, should therefore be compensated.

    There is no way in the world anyone can accurately determine who has been wronged and by whom, over thousands of years of history, history that has been written and skewed by those who won or were in charge at the time.

    The irony of this idea is that so many of us are being wronged and enslaved as we speak by the very government she seeks to lead. When and how will we receive our reparations?

    There is only one way, and that is to vote such mis-guided individuals out of office and to never let any of them obtain office.

    • On February 22, 2019 at 4:30 pm,
      Nigel says:

      Well said

  6. On February 22, 2019 at 12:22 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:
  7. On February 22, 2019 at 1:02 pm,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Warren in Indian costume….not what you think…….

  8. On February 22, 2019 at 5:56 pm,
    Chartster says:

    Warren is a fake in all terms. She actually used a fake heritage to gain money and power. Kamala Harris was born in Canada and her parents were born in India. She actually is using the African American “race card” to its utmost potential.

    Everyone deserves some sort of reperations, given the fact we became debt slaves since the end of the civil war. (all countries)

  9. On February 22, 2019 at 6:09 pm,
    Dick Tracy says:

    Elizabeth Warren’s mental processes are not very sharp to put it bluntly. How she thinks she could be President when she has trouble dealing with simple problems and just takes a side, makes her vulnerable to all sorts of people who are smarter than her. I think she is too foolish to realize that other people might want her in power so they could use her position. The American electorate really has little choice over who is appointed to head a party and ultimately become President. Those deals are always made by the back room boys. Trump is an anomaly. DT

  10. On February 22, 2019 at 8:24 pm,
    johnnygeneric says:

    Do you remember reparations for interned Americans of Japanese decent? I remember telling my brother that many will use this as justification for reparations for blacks. This was back in the 80s, I believe. He just lost it. He yelled at me and said I was dead wrong. Later he had to come to me and apologize. He started hearing many voice what I was afraid would happen.

    Don’t be surprised if you hear some Leftists bring this up.

  11. On February 23, 2019 at 5:37 am,
    clutchdog says:

    Again folks, what concerns me is the fact these ideas of our politicians gain so much backing from the general public. Point in case, Lord have mercy on the sane.
    How do we get thru to the indoctrinated young folks???

  12. On February 25, 2019 at 5:28 am,
    ron says:

    What if my great great great uncle gave his life to free the slaves in the civil war. Do I still have to pay reparations?