Part VIII: The Great Hurdles

  Eligibility Status: Black Citizen, i.e., Chattel Slave/freedmen, Freemen, et al
Shade of skin, texture of hair, degree of physical “Negroid” or African features, do not qualify for Reparations eligibility.

  1. To what degree of a mixture of “non-black blood” or genes would disqualify a candidate. ‘One Drop” Concept?
  • For obvious reasons, this argument over/of biological “blackness”, and who is “black” enough, could be an impossible task to define in today’s USA
  • If Reparations is to be paid to blacks in America, what about the relatives in West and Central Africa who suffered the loss of their loved ones, or kin to the Transatlantic Slave Trade? Do they also get Reparations of some sort?  If so…from whom and when?
  1. Who Will Negotiate Reparations
  • Which individuals or what Black agencies and groups will officially negotiate Reparation, whatever it is, with the appropriate US governments (federal, state, county, municipalities) and business authorities?  How will these entities and individuals be chosen and ratified as such negotiators?
  • This matter is a huge argument, that may may be resolvable.
  1. What Is The Reparations?
  • What do black citizens want for Reparations…land, money (how much), tax freedom, free education, healing, etc?
  • Just as there are so many and varied black citizens in America so are the definitions and demands for Reparations payments.

4. Closure: Sealing the Deal

  • Should the previous hurdles or obstacles are miraculously cleared, will the negotiating team be willing to sign a document with US authorities as well as those of international bodies such as the UN and World Courts etc., that future generations of Black people will never again raise the issue of slavery, Jim Crow-ism, racism and subsequent calls for further Reparations?
  • For obvious reason, this hurdle could perhaps never be cleared.

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