Democrats in the Black Caucus are at it again, renewing their efforts to tax people for reparations for slavery.
This is what’s wrong with the world right now, the attitude that we’re owed something. I’m sorry but white people don’t owe you anything just because their ancestors may or may not have enslaved your ancestors.
Specifically, Michigan Rep. John Conyers and his fellow CBC members have “re-introduced legislation that would set up a commission to consider whether reparations should be paid to black Americans for slavery,” according to the Washington Examiner.
My first point is, there were white people back then who knew it was wrong to own a slave, they believed in equality for all people. Get a history lesson, they were called Quakers.
My second point is, most white Americans living today descend from immigrants who arrived long after abolition. So why would they have to pay for something they had absolutely nothing to do with?
Conyers has introduced this bill EVERY YEAR for the last two decades! I think he’s a little bitter. This race baiting needs to stop! Yes there are still crappy people out there who are racist, but it isn’t just blacks who deal with it. It’s white’s too, it’s Mexican’s….every race gets a taste of it. There are sexist people still around too. There is persecution for being a certain religion, like Christian.
None of this means that we’re owed something. You want the world to be better? Start in your own home. Stop trying to drive out hate with hate. Then and only then will we begin to move in a positive direction.