File this under, you missed the train about 100 years ago.
In the U.N.’s infinite wisdom, or lack there of, they are now demanding that the U.S., specifically Barack Obama, form a committee to repay the descendants of slaves brought to the U.S. from Africa. Of course this means reparations for all past suffering. The problem with this is that the boat was kind of missed. It maybe would have made more of an impact during the civil rights movement back in the ’60s.
Now, it just seems contrite and lazy.
More of a “Let’s do this because there’s nothing better to do” as opposed to “Let’s do this because it matters” type of feeling.
The United States should consider reparations to African-American descendants of slavery, establish a national human rights commission and publicly acknowledge that the trans-Atlantic slave trade was a crime against humanity, a United Nations working group said Friday.
The U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released its preliminary recommendations after more than a week of meetings with black Americans and others from around the country, including Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, the District of Columbia and Jackson, Mississippi.
After finishing their fact-finding mission, the working group was “extremely concerned about the human rights situation of African-Americans,” chair Mireille Fanon Mendes-France of France said in the report. “The colonial history, the legacy of enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the U.S. remains a serious challenge as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent.”
Another problem with this is that any form of monetary or physical reparations won’t make up for the fact that race relations are terrible right now. Is this really going to make a difference? Probably not.
With race relations at their worst since the civil rights movement, I find this to actually be offensive. Why now? Why not decades ago when it really mattered or a 100 or more years ago when it mattered more?
This is just a ploy to bank off the whole Black Lives Matter movement and it stinks of something fishy.
(Source: Epoch Times)