We are still trying to get the check owed to our Granddads from 200 years ago!!!
Reparations for slavery is a political justice concept that argues that reparations should be paid to the descendants of Africans trafficked to and enslaved in the Americas as a consequence of the Atlantic slave trade. The most notable demands for reparations have been made in the United Kingdom and the United States. Wikipedia
We have estimated:
America owes Africans approximately 14 trillion dollars for 400 years of free labor. That’s about $450k per person. The United States’ current GDP is at $19 trillion.
According to the New York Times:
As the Civil War wound down in 1865, Gen. William T. Sherman made the promise that would come to be known as “40 acres and a mule” — redistributing a huge tract of Atlantic coastline to black Americans recently freed from bondage. President Abraham Lincoln and Congress gave their approval, and soon 40,000 freedmen in the South had started to plant and build.
Within months of Lincoln’s assassination, though, President Johnson rescinded the order and returned the land to its former owners. Congress made another attempt at compensation, but Johnson vetoed it.
Byron Allen and many more African people are currently fighting for this economic inclusion. Learn more.