Should reparations be made to former slave owners?

…. they did have legal possession of them. Seems to make more sense to me to make reparations from those who actually were robbed than the slaves who were rightfully owned. Not saying slavery was right, just that by abolishing it, the government effectively seized their property. What if the government abolishes private land ownership, should we boot land owners off their land as well without a dime of compensation?

15 Responses to “Should reparations be made to former slave owners?”

  1. writerthee Says:

    Everybody who was a slave and everybody who was a slave owner has been dead for a very long time.

    But the answer is no because slavery was morally wrong to begin with so people who owned slaves should not have gotten reparations for dealing in trades that should have been illegal to begin with.

  2. mopstar213 Says:

    no because they didnt know any better

    all southern hicks r dumn

    and why is this in this section?

  3. Danny M Says:

    Haha thats funny, but that be a no, your comparing peoples lives to land? Think about it.

  4. evil C. (RHH official hater) Says:

    a solid legal argument, but can you name any slave owners around?????? pointless

  5. HipHopRent-A-Cop loves Pam Grier Says:

    *reported.

  6. Runnin' Down A Dream Says:

    American slaves and slave owners in the Civil War are long since dead. Lets just drop the whole thing.

  7. RHH personified (W@TCH YA @$$) Says:

    OH IN THE RHH SECTION CAUSE WE’RE ALL BLACK

    HOW BOUT I BEAT AND WHIP THE SHIT OUT OF YOU? STARVE YOU? SEPERATE YOU FROM YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS? HOW MUCH REPARATIONS DO YOU THINK I DESERVE AFTER THAT?

    HOW THE FUCK WERE SLAVES THEIR PERSONAL PROPERTY? HOW THE FUCK ARE PEOPLE PROPERTY YOU DUMB MOTHERFUCKER? THEY WENT TO THEIR COUNTRY AND TOOK THEM YOU DUMBSHIT

    HOW ARE YOU GONNA COMPARE LAND OWNERSHIP TO OWNING ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. FUCK YOU

  8. peaches6 Says:

    Hellooooo maybe you’re too ignorant to notice that slaves were actually people even though slave owners considered them their property. Get your head out of your butt!!

  9. Misty M Says:

    I think all this happened WAY too long ago for anything fair to be decided in this day and age. Slavery is gone and people of all colors have equal right now. We should not forget the past BUT we should not be trying to settle things that happened 100’s of years ago either!

  10. That's Irrelevant Says:

    You make a point, but its a little late now…

    (Look at new Pres., GL with that one)

  11. Dominic Says:

    What if black people own private land?

    And I’m pretty sure most, if not all, slave owners have passed on. Why punish a bunch of people who have nothing to do with something that happened many years ago?

    Why is this in Rap & Hip-Hop? Yahoo! Answers is terrible at picking categories.

  12. Akoo Says:

    What does this have to do with RAP AND HIP HOP. This probably belongs in the culture section.

  13. butteatingduck Says:

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  14. ChamFan Says:

    wow, im sure the KKK would love to have u in their clan

  15. Sandra J Says:

    Theoretically, maybe.

    But the whole thing just sounds stupid for real, because people aren’t property. So the governement didn’t sieze anyone’s property. It’s as simple as that. The slaves were never rightfully owned, lol. Land ownership is a totally different thing because you can legally own land. You can’t legally own a person, then or now.

    White people just want everything to be about them… ya’ll can’t stand it when it ain’t about you!