NewsOne Readers Take Controversial Stand On Reparations

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After nearly a month of voting on NewsOne’s Reparations Survey, with between 500 and 700 voters making their voices heard, NewsOne brings you the results of the survey.

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Should Black America Receive Reparations?

In the first and second installments of our NewsOne’s Reparations Series, we discussed how much money Black Americans whose ancestors went through the American slave experience have lost and presented the political and legal opinion of former attorney and current U.S. congressman, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN).

“No one wants to stare this thing in the face,” said Ellison. “From a White standpoint, it’s ‘look, that happened a long time ago, let’s move on.’ From an African-American standpoint, it’s ‘it happened a long time ago and it still affects me today, but I don’t want to be reminded of the pain.’”

In order to get to the crux of the matter and determine how people in the Black community felt about the nuances of Reparations, then we presented a survey with questions covering the gamut from who exactly is responsible to should we even get reparations at all. The following results might surprise you.

Read the resulte here at newsone.com

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