Tag: Reparations for slavery

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We have here at Ricochet previously (January 2023) discussed the proposal by a San Francisco special committee for the city to pay $5 million plus other valuable benefits (*) to each person who meets the criteria for entry into the privileged group of beneficiaries. I think many of us thought the proposal would quietly die […]

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The Beginning of the Slavery Supply Chain


Don Lemon of CNN recently pontificated on the need for slavery reparations to be paid by the British Royals. He was immediately countered by Hilary Fordwich, who responded that those who want reparations should look to African slavers, who she characterized as “the beginning of the supply chain.”

Ms Fordwich concluded, “I think you’re totally right. If reparations need to be paid, we need to go right back to the beginning of that supply chain and say, ‘Who was rounding up their own people and having them handcuffed in cages. Absolutely, that’s where they should start.”