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What are potential sociological arguments for slavery reparations?


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noetall
It's a harmful practice. It pisses off people that did not have slaves to pay money to people that were not slaves.

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Interestingly, according to some sources, the argument for reparations can be traced back to an order given by General Sherman during his now-infamous slash-and-burn march through the South during the civil war. Apparently Sherman ordered 40 acres of land and a mule to be given to every former slave. The U.S. government never fulfilled this promise, however, and it has been a key part of many of the pro-reparations arguments since that time.

Here are a few links with more detailed information than I could possibly fit here. The first one is really interesting.

http://law.jrank.org/pages/10314/Slavery-REPARATIONS.html

http://conyers.house.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Issues.Home&Issue_id=06007167-19b9-b4b1-125c-df3de5ec97f8

http://www.britannica.com/bps/additionalcontent/18/22711413/Landmark-reparations-case-heard-on-appealwith-no-Black-judge

http://www.jrank.org/cultures/pages/596/1-terms-debate.html

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