ENGL 102 Lesson 8

ENGL 102 Lesson 8 - Joseph Walter Clark 26 April 2007...

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Joseph Walter Clark 26 April 2007 English 102 Lesson 8 The debate over reparations for slavery affects every American whether they are for or against them. Estimates of how much it would cost our federal government are as high as 24 trillion dollars, which would come from tax money that every citizen has to pay, so it is important to understand both sides of this debate. There are a few main disagreements which distinguish the particular arguments between the opposing sides of this issue. These include how far slavery’s wake has reached, who deserves to pay, and what kind of precedent has been set supporting a claim for reparations. Some who oppose reparations are adamant that modern blacks in America enjoy a sufficiently well off economic status to negate any need for such compensation. This idea is supported by David Horowitz whose essay Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Slavery Is a Bad Idea- and Racist Too outlines his stance on the issue. He points out that African Americans in America are more economically well off than other blacks anywhere else in
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