Excerpt V (five) from my new book ” RACISM and HATE: an AMERICAN REALITY “looks at the chapter that deals with “REPARATIONS”
As the “Economic Inequality” debate heats up we as a people, Americans of African descent, cannot allow the ideology of the “conservative right” take a snapshot of conditions in our community today and conclude, what is epitomized in the notion of Congressman Paul Ryan, that suggests this ” Inner-City Cultural Dilemma” is somehow “Self Inflicted” by the Black Community, without us, providing a historical context of the root cause.
This” Inner-City Cultural Dilemma” that Congressman Paul Ryan is running around the country talking about has to do with the exact “RACISM” that I talk about and write about in my new book “RACISM and HATE: an AMERICAN REALITY”, where I point out that the “Separate but Equal “Jim Crow laws that was in place a 100 years after the Civil War injured millions of Americans of African descent economically and they were never “Reparated” properly for those injuries.
Although they won the legal battle for the injuries in the 1954 case” Brown V Board of Education” that set aside the 1896 case of “Plessey versus Ferguson,“ which had codified all of the Jim Crow laws of the South into national law.
Thurgood Marshall and his legal team never petition the court for “Financial Reparations” back in 1954 due mainly to pressure from the court not to do so in order to prevent further “Racial Unrest” in the South…
This, in my mind, was nothing less than “Racial Terrorism.”
I further make the argument that Americans of African descent born prior to 1954 should asked the U.S. Justice department to petition the court for those ” financial Reparations” that was won in that case in 1954.
This could be accomplished by getting 100,000 signatures on a petition and posting it on the White House website.
This has already been litigated and should require no further need to re-litigate
My “Reparations” argument dates back to the “Southern Homestead Act of 1866” where 46,000,000 acres of land was set aside for American of African descent , but was denied that land due in part to the discriminatory laws known as ”Separate but Equal.”
If and when those “Reparations” are paid this “Economic Inequality” that exists now would be erased.
We believe we have the solution here in my book “RACISM and HATE: an AMERICAN REALITY” pick up your copy today and let’s talk about it.