Reason 10 Against Reparations By David Horowitz
10. The Reparations Claim Is A Separatist Idea That Sets African-Americans Against The Nation That Gave Them Freedom Blacks were here before the Mayflower. Who is more American than the descendants of African slaves? For the African-American community to isolate itself even further from America is to embark on a course whose implications are troubling. Yet the African-American community has had a long-running flirtation with separatists, nationalists and the political left, who want African-Americans to be no part of America's social contract. African Americans should reject this temptation. For all America's faults, African-Americans have an enormous stake in their country and its heritage. It is this heritage that is really under attack by the reparations movement. The reparations claim is one more assault on America, conducted by racial separatists and the political left. It is an attack not only on white Americans, but on all Americans -- especially African-Americans. America's African-American citizens are the richest and most privileged black people alive -- a bounty that is a direct result of the heritage that is under assault. The American idea needs the support of its African-American citizens. But African-Americans also need the support of the American idea. For it is this idea that led to the principles and institutions that have set African-Americans - and all of us -- free.
Reason 10 For Reparations
10. Again, Mr. Horowitz tries to blow smoke in our eyes by creating a straw man. The issue of reparations has nothing to do with separatism. He hopes by bringing that up, he can frighten white people. He chooses an emotional argument, because the facts do not support his position. (This is a common strategy of politics.) By scaring white people, he hopes that they will agree with any proposition he puts forth. When, in fact, many African Americans have been both brain washed (by an all enveloping media) and miss educated (in schools that inadequately represent their history) so as to have lost their connection to the Motherland of all mankind and their connection to their first home. He also makes an amateurish attempt at the divide and conquer ploy, which has worked so well in weakening African Americans.
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