Reparations Are Race-Based Extortion
The last thing blacks in America need or deserve is reparations. Yet there is a group out of Chicago advocating just that. Nor do blacks deserve or need special racial preferences, yet melanin pimps and race mongers use every machination available to achieve same through activist courts.
The blacks espousing such debilitating and self-limiting agendas should be forced to answer exactly how reparations would benefit blacks who are already getting every form of government subsistence available to be doled out, and by all empirical and objective color-coded criteria it has accomplished nothing more than creating a subculture of acceptable self-segregation, alienation, and a rejection of modernity.
In 2003, I wrote a syndicated article that appeared in the Philadelphia Tribune, titled “America Has Apologized.” I wrote, “The United States didn’t invent slavery. While it is a historical fact that certain regions participated in and benefited from slavery, it should also be pointed out that America had the good sense [and decency] to eliminate slavery and emancipate its slaves – acknowledging their full rights and citizenship. … Some black Americans embrace opportunity while others embrace bitterness, ignorance, and lies.”[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]If the Justices of the Supreme Court had even a tertiary concern for Americans of color (much less a strict adherence to the Constitution), they would delineate the unimpeachable facts pursuant to how government intervention, vis-a`-vis race- and gender-based affirmative action, has harmed and retarded the productiveness of massive numbers of blacks and women.
Those like the group in Chicago demanding reparations would do better to demand an end to the murder of unborn black children, an end to self-perpetuated apartheid, an end to animalistic behavior that has led to unprecedented single parent homes and homes where children are raised by other family members because the child’s mother, father, and grandparents are incarcerated.
It’s time for people to realize that ethnicity doesn’t trump nationality, that the only thing a person is owed is an opportunity, and that race- and gender based affirmative action/quotas is one of the single greatest forms of government-inflicted injustice since the pre-colonial empires of the Dahomy and Ashanti tribes (modern day Benin and Ghana) made the tracking, trapping, capturing, and trading of other Africans their single largest form of commerce.[adsanity id=11817 align=alignleft /]
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here