*The wicked flee when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. ~Prov. 28:1* ~This verse explains one reason why America's systemic racism continues 148 years after slavery. White supremacists see all African Americans as a threat, not because we have earned their fear, but because of the great sins done against us. A movie to help one understand (trailer):
For these reasons, I believe paying reparations for slavery and Jim Crow would be good for this country. Everyone who has ever fallen behind in bills knows the apprehension an indebted man feels when his phone rings, and we can relate to his sense of dread about opening mail delivered "certified." Overdue bills cause dis-ease.
THIS IS AN UNEASY PEACE. Although apologies were made, there exists a sense that no real repentance or forgiveness occurred. Every other group that suffered oppression received compensation, but Africans in America were given empty-handed apologies and told to "get over it."
A video by Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, is embedded below and at YouTube link
http://youtu.be/DN924QYSOh0 Some members of the Black Panther Party were set up on false criminal charges, and numerous others were killed by police. Many Caucasians say, "Why should African Americans be paid for something our great grandfathers did?" But the truth is, neither enslavement nor lynchings of black people have stopped in the United States - not even for a single week.