You mean the endless unemployment, welfare, affirmative action, Obama phones, and all the other government handouts aren’t enough? When will it be enough? When do we become a color blind society?
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African-Americans deserve reparations. Discuss.

The idea of reparations — that the descendants of slaves should be compensated by the national government for the wrongs and the legacy of slavery — has always been controversial.

When Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic wrote the June cover story, “The Case for Reparations,” he set a traffic record for the magazine’s website. He provoked responses from across the political and ethnic spectrum. Some of his critics did him the courtesy of reading the entire 16,000-word piece. Others, particularly in the Twittersphere, reacted viscerally to the headline and to reactions to the headline.

Through many of these responses, whether thoughtful or tossed-off, there’s been a certain thread of uneasiness; a reflexive move to find reasons why reparation couldn’t be done or why it wouldn’t be workable or fair.

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