African-America Reparations Argumentative Essay by Neatwriter

African-America Reparations
This paper argues the question of reparation for the slavery of African-Americans.
# 60846 | 775 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Sep 14, 2005 in Law (Tort) , English (Argument) , African-American Studies (General)

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This paper argues that, without a doubt, something is owed to the descendants of the African-American slaves, yet the question has always been who should pay and how much. The author points out that tort theory states that the federal government had the power to abolish slavery and yet did not and therefore it owes for damages. The paper states that, if the decision is made to pay reparations to surviving ancestors of slaves, the challenge is the magnitude of the problem- even for a very large settle, once divided among so many, to the individual, it would be a pittance.

From the Paper:

"Yet it is also clear the U. S. federal government was not the only entity capable of the abolition of slavery, so it should be only partly responsible for damages. It is arguable that individuals, by action and by collective vote could have abolished slavery and individual states could also have abolished slavery, within their own constitutional amendment."

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