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St. Paul to form reparations commission
for descendants of slaves

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Posted By: Ribicon, 1/14/2021 10:18:57 AM

The city of St. Paul apologized for its role in institutional racism on Wednesday and agreed to form a new commission to study reparations for Black residents whose ancestors were enslaved. The City Council voted 7-0 to form the St. Paul Recovery Act Community Reparations Commission as a way to promote racial healing. The resolution creating the commission also apologizes for slavery at Fort Snelling and the destruction of St. Paul's Rondo neighborhood in the 1950s. Council Member Jane Prince, the resolution's lead sponsor on the council, partnered with Trahern Crews, co-chairman of the Green Party of the United States

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Minnesota was never a slave state, but that doesn't stop the left from claiming systemic racism in order to demonize white people. St. Paul's population is about 16% black, but maybe that will increase with people looking for a handout.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Historybuff 1/14/2021 10:27:20 AM (No. 660487)
And here is your baseline: Is the descendant better off than his DNA relative in Africa? Better standard of living? Better income? Better housed? Better health? Life expectancy longer? Seems like many descendants are in the owing column. As Muhammad Ali said after a visit to Africa "It's a good thing my grand daddy got on that boat."
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Venturer 1/14/2021 10:30:15 AM (No. 660494)
This will not promote racial healing. They will spend whatever they get and then ask for more.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232 1/14/2021 10:32:23 AM (No. 660497)
The citizens of St Paul voted for this. Question.....are there enough white people in St Paul to pay off the black residents? Is there a residency requirement to be eligible for reparations, or can someone move in and be eligible. Sorta like mail in ballots and same day registration.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: maryann4629 1/14/2021 10:33:36 AM (No. 660502)
One correction, #2, they won't "ask;" they will "demand."
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Reply 5 - Posted by: smokincol 1/14/2021 10:39:25 AM (No. 660511)
there they go, again, spending money they don't have
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nimby 1/14/2021 10:45:52 AM (No. 660527)
Count me out. Not a penny from me. Neither I nor my ancestors were in this country when they were brought in as slaves.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rather Read 1/14/2021 10:51:36 AM (No. 660537)
The Civil Rights Act was signed into law in 1964. Ever since then, businesses, organizations etc. cannot discriminate of the basis of race. That was 56 years ago. Now since it has been a LONG time since discrimination has been illegal, what system is racist? Can it be the oh so woke city of St. Paul?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: john56 1/14/2021 11:01:19 AM (No. 660551)
Gee, I never knew Minnesota was a slave state
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Reply 9 - Posted by: felixcat 1/14/2021 11:04:17 AM (No. 660555)
Ah #7 - businesses cannot discriminate on the basis of race, sex, etc but they sure can on the basis of voting for President Trump.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 1/14/2021 11:05:04 AM (No. 660558)
I feel I have some ancestors that were enslaved, like 1/1024, where do I pick up my token check?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 1/14/2021 11:06:19 AM (No. 660559)
Since neither side of my family was in the United States before 1905, that means we're off the hook, right? This alone would be enough to make me move...
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MrDeplorable 1/14/2021 11:07:19 AM (No. 660561)
You asked for it so here it comes again: A LIMERICK FOR REPARATIONS The debt for what black slav'ry built Was paid in white blood that was spilt So spare the orations About reparations 'Cause I don't have white lib'ral guilt
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 1/14/2021 11:16:33 AM (No. 660580)
They really are trying to literally destroy the nation.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: BarryNo 1/14/2021 12:17:51 PM (No. 660693)
Slaves were given reparations. The Dems and their KKK and later, Jim Crow policies ruined it. Tak to the Dems, but keep your hands off mine!!!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 1/14/2021 12:31:43 PM (No. 660704)
So prove that any particular person is descended from a slave holder. Many were not in the country before 1865. MANY did not own slaves. MANY fought against slavery. I think there is no law saying that someone is responsible for what their father did, let alone great, great, great grandfather. Legally BS. Morally bankrupt. Logically illogical. Totally RACIST.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: voxpopuli 1/14/2021 1:02:42 PM (No. 660736)
ANYTHING.. to stop the riots that have been promised by the COMMUNISTS
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Krause 1/14/2021 1:16:09 PM (No. 660749)
Trump provided jobs for everybody so money is not needed. How about all white people in St. Paul spend 90 days in jail, as a sign of genuine wokeness.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/14/2021 1:16:22 PM (No. 660750)
In Louisiana and states around there were many many blacks who were nor slaves. Look up Scott Joplin and his parents who gave him piano lessons from a German (Nazi ???) teacher. Be ridiculous doing so. So do the (Slave owning) blacks, yes you heard that right, need to pay reparations ?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: hershey 1/14/2021 1:44:47 PM (No. 660779)
Don't forget to include all the Somali slaves that were sent over here by other Somali's so they could get elected to our Congress and screw things up...
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Reply 20 - Posted by: JL80863 1/14/2021 2:02:33 PM (No. 660797)
Suddenly all the Somali "refugees" will claim slave ancestors. It's magic!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: moebellini3 1/14/2021 2:16:36 PM (No. 660805)
Total insanity. You're talking about over a 150 years ago. You're talking about people who were enslaved because their own people sold them into slavery. Are they asking Africa to pay their fair share. I don't think so.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bighambone 1/14/2021 2:38:43 PM (No. 660836)
Who would stay in St. Paul to pay the taxes to fund whatever this liberal scheme turns out to be? Of all the people living in St. Paul today, any White people who would have ancestors involved with slavery are as rare as hens teeth. Never before have Americans been taxed for what amounts to a obsolete practice that ended in the mid 1800’s, that would have been carried out by someone no more related to them then their grandfather’s uncle if at all.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: red1066 1/14/2021 3:15:46 PM (No. 660907)
These people are so stupid. Don't they know that Minnesota was a Union state that sent thousands of troops to join the Union army during the Civil War. In fact, The 1st Minnesota stopped the Confederates from breaking the Union line at Gettysburg on the second day of battle by charging the on coming Confederates. As a result, the Confederates plan of attack was broken on that part of the field. The 1st Minnesota suffered over 90% causalities as a result of their charge. Gen. Hancock credited them for saving the union line. The citizens of Minnesota own the relatives of slaves nothing. Their freedom was paid for with Minnesota men's blood.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: mifla 1/15/2021 7:14:56 AM (No. 661473)
Once you kneel to the mob, they will never let you get up.
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