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Slavery Reparations


June 24, 2019

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee is now holding Congressional hearings on slavery reparations. I did a bit of research and have concluded that creating formulas for selecting payment locations and the beneficiaries of compensation will be, to put it mildly, rather difficult.

A few facts: By the year 1800, 15 states had banned slavery and by 1860, 19 had. In the famous Northwest Ordinance of 1787, passed after John Adams had negotiated the peace treaty with Great Britain, the huge territory acquired by the U.S. outlawed slavery. It included the soon to be states of Ohio, Michigan, Minnesot...

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