The families of two students involved in a bullying case out of Westview High School went head to head on national TV Tuesday.
cyberwager: I agree, absolutely those who engaged in slavery should recompense those who suffered from it. But what about me and Jay? I mean, I work with this black dude named Jay. My ancestors were peasant farmers in Ireland while slavery was going on here, Jay was born seven generations later. We both work at the same place, make about the same money. So, you're saying they should tax me a little more and give it to Jay? Or are we going to tax both Jay AND me a little more and give it to Jay Or are we simply going to give it to the lawyers suing the federal government, and Jay ends up with nothing, like the tobacco settlements? Don't I deserve a little extra for serving in the military while Jay was screwing around after high school and doing a little jail time? Or is that proof that I have a slavemaster mentality and Jay is deprived and should get some of my money? And finally, does Jay get more money for being a hardworking black man, a father, and an example to his community, or does some unemployed welfare queen get more because Jay makes too much money to share in the reparations? Or, in the real world, does the 600,000 dead in the Civil War, and the last 50 years burying Jim Crow once and for all finally put an end to a disgraceful time in American history. You can't punish people to the seventh generation based solely on skin color. What about the descendants of Northerners who NEVER benefited from slavery at all? Finally, who the hell is the UN to tell us ANYTHING, and why should we care?