this is eddie from your 12:45 class and heres my look on Reparations for African Americans
Reparation money has been given out to Native Americans for years, for the way that their ancestors were treated years ago. This kind of money was also given to the Japanese after world war II. This money was considered as compensation for the way American government mistreated that group. For years it has been asked if African Americans should receive reparation money for the enslavement of their ancestors. A lot of controversy is formed when asked this question among different ethnicity. In my opinion no one should receive reparation money unless they are directly connected to the mistreatment. If reparation money would be given out to every culture and ethnicity that has been mistreated by American government then everyone would receive money. For example the Arab community was mistreated and discriminated after September 11th, so wouldn't they be able to receive compensation as well? The Irish would be eligible to receive money also if this rule were top apply to all cultures for the way they were mistreated during the mass immigration in the early 1900's. It is nearly impossible to rule out any culture, but reparation money spending is not a way to compensate for the way these cultures were mistreated.
Another question raises conflict “will African Americans ever receive reparation?” The answer is no. This is simply because America will not allow for anyone to receive money in our current financial situation. America can not afford to hand out money for no reason. With all that set aside if the country was in a stable situation Law makers have their own ethics and inner racism that would not let them help African Americans or any other culture besides their own.