Let’s propose a solution to the issue of reparations. Using a round number like $100,000, or some arbitrary amount as a settlement figure, we’ll proceed to say that our government is obligated to pay this amount to every black that claims they are the ancestor of a slave(s).
However, to be fair, these same blacks will be required to pay for the expenses they, as well as their ancestors, have accumulated with regards to the costs that have accumulated due to their existence in our society. This will include the costs of welfare that’s been paid out to them, the costs of education (the benefits of which for many are negligible), the costs of incarceration (applicable for the greater majority of the recipients), the costs of restitutions to the victims of the crimes they’ve perpetrated, the costs for the rebuilding of neighborhoods they’ve destroyed that they chose to inhabit as well as the depreciation costs of the real estate, the costs of government subsidized housing they require, the costs of their free medical care, the costs of all the additional law enforcement required to contain them and finally the costs of pain, suffering and frustration everyone else has to bear in dealing with them every damn day. It should be clear that they would be indebted to the rest of society for expenses that would extend well beyond the length their miserable lives and their ability to pay, as if they had any means by which to pay. And since this proposal is based on their ancestors, their debt due to society would be extended to their descendants.
African American-"Because I'm too lazy to earn money myself."