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POLL: Do You Think That White People Need To Pay ‘Reparations’ For Slavery?

Do white Americans need to have an added tax to pay reparations to black people because of slavery? Should they have to pay more due to what their ancestors may or may not have participated in?


89 comments on “POLL: Do You Think That White People Need To Pay ‘Reparations’ For Slavery?
  1. catlady12 on said:

    We have been paying reparations since civil rights day as most but not all are living on the taxpayers money. These women just keep having kids so they will get more money and no one cares that we the taxpayer are having to fund these worthless women.

  2. BobInBpt on said:

    Only the people responsible for Slavery should pay for slavery. That would include rich Slave owners in the south, both white and black and the Africans who trapped and sold them the slaves, but they are all dead now. The descendants of white EUROPEAN immigrants who came here long after slavery ended are most certainly NOT responsible for anything !

  3. Philip McAfee on said:

    If this was to be done it should have been done when they were freed. I don’t know on single slave to pay the money to. Blacks need to get over being the offspring of slaves. They have been getting free stuff for years.

    • James Loehman on said:

      It was done when they were freed. My grand parents told about how they and many others had their land taken away by the northern after the war
      and all the land and homes were given to slaves. I read this also in documents at the Washington Museum in the late 50’s. I am sure this is stored away where we will never see it.

      • Bruce Walters on said:

        40 acres and a mule. They ate the mule, and planted marijuana on the 40 acres. Got their head bad with a full belly to boot!

      • Irmgard Moore on said:

        I have never heard of this! Unless you where at fault no one should ever take your belongings.I do feel for the slaves being taken from there homes & Families.You & I should not Pay for this we did not take them. For the most part they have a better life then they would have had they stayed,or they would go back to stay now!

        • James Loehman on said:

          You need to read about what happened after the war. Lot of southerns had property removed. That is why the south went to democrats. My Grandparents always called the republicans “red Legs”. They did a lot of damage and things bad after the war.

      • baldwrench on said:

        Yes, 40 acres and a mule… But some never received that. My ancestors entered the US after slavery was abolished… They were originally sold by their own people of another tribe, loaded on ships and sent away… Not all came to the states… Slavery was common in many parts of the world…

    • Bonnie Graley Blizzard on said:

      Yes & not meant to be mean but they should be thankful for their ancestors if it were not for them they would not be here in this best land on earth & with all the opportunities to make something of their lives! If they want to do so!

  4. The white race was/is not responsible for slavery. Black muslims kidnapped African people and sold them to a variety of people and races. There were significant freed slaves that were slave owners and actual use to breed and sell their own race. What the practices that were adhered to over a hundred years ago should not be blamed on the American people, black or white. The people who were guilty back then are responsible for there actions and the current population should not be held accountable for something they had nothing to do with.

    • The first American slave owner was a black man named Anthony Johnson. He was the one who actually got slavery legalized. Before that, only criminals could be enslaved for life, all other “slaves” were actually indentured servants. Johnson had some black indentured servants of his own but he did not want to set them free after their contract was up and fought it in court to have the right to keep the indentured servant for life.

      • PLANET on said:

        I am aware of this because I have read extensively about slavery and that’s something that was written about. I was going to include that but I wanted to keep my comments to a minimum. Thank you for adding and sharing this fact, as everyone needs to know about the true nature of slavery and indentured servants in America.

  5. reparations for what?? there is not a person living in the united states that has ever been a slave, these freeloaders need to get a job if they want some money.

  6. Vicki Jo on said:

    That is the most insane thing that I have ever heard of !! We had nothing to do with that period of time and all those that did have been dead and gone a very long time !!!!! There is no way that we are going to pay blacks for slavery of some very ancient relative !!

  7. Countryboy72 on said:

    Stupidest thing I ever heard of. They were never slaves, they were brought up in America. Every nation had slaves at one time. Instead of reparations you should have been protesting for government to give back something to your community, like housing, medical, schooling, not just accepting welfare and living off school loans which is a joke and will never get paid back and people use for income instead of finding a job. Not all so don’t go ballistic. But it does happen. If that is the case every nation should be getting a reparation tax. Why were you content with Obama never giving back to the community telling you you have a right to hate and shoot police and your own people and letting him give muslims millions and you get crumbs and a couple of guns from soros and a couple of computers from Sharpton. They have made millions off of your hate and destroyed everything MLK stood for. And you applaud them for it Get a grip and accept the help President Trump wants to give you. You can’t change the past life I agree is unfair but you can’t move on until you stop the hate

  8. Charles Spencer on said:

    Should Abraham have to pay for killing Jesus? This is just about as ridiculous, to be blamed for actions that happened before you were even born. Jesus died to pay for everyone’s sin including Abraham’s and white people’s stop looking for a hand out instead of looking for a hand up

  9. Joan Landreth on said:

    That was a terrible time no doubt but, there are many many wealthy Black folks who’s ancestors provided them with their good life in America. I would bet they wouldn’t rather be in Africa. So, let it go already and be thankful for the sacrifice they made for you. Remember that is History, live for today.

  10. Samuel Buckner on said:

    If you look at it we already are through welfare, there are a lot of them already not working so who pays for there food stamps we do who give them cheap rent we do who give them money to live on we do the worker.

  11. Roberta Pion on said:

    The freed slaves did get payed reparation way back when it happened and there where many rich black people that had there own slaves. The black need to learn there history before saying they need reparation

  12. John Savell on said:

    First, there is no one in our country who was ever a slave to an American, not legally.
    Second, no one currently in this country has ever legally owned slaves. So why should someone who has never owned slaves pay “reparations” to someone who was never a slave?
    Third, if they hadn’t been born into families of slaves, they wouldn’t be here and wouldn’t be awarded the benefits and freedoms America has to offer. Their ancestors would have probably just been killed in Africa when their tribes lost to the other tribe that enslaved them. White people did not go deep into Africa and start killing and enslaving. African tribes fought each other, like they are still doing, and took the slaves to the coasts to sell to the Europeans. If that income wasn’t there, they would have been killed or remained in Africa as slaves.
    This is yet another leftist example of trying to take money from one group and give it to another for no reason other than to try to garner votes from that group.

  13. hbrody on said:

    LOL. Everybody that is alive today that owned slaves should pay to those that are alive today that were slaves. Beyond that Kiss my Ass.

  14. Dawn Albright on said:

    HECK NO we were not even born when they were slaves 150 years ago and those who are alive now we’re never. Slaves so HECK NO.

  15. 10grandchildren on said:

    The blacks have been supported by the white race and now obtaining Welfare Benefits – when are they ever going to learn to stand on their own 2 feet and support themselves. They cry and cry because the White Race lives better than they do BUT NOT willing to work and get an education like the White Race has done in order to support their families themselves and obey all the laws and rules Society have. I don’t intend to give one cent to any “reparation” – let them work for the same benefits I have achieved – all my working all my life.

  16. knockdoodle on said:

    THE GOVERNMENT HAS USED OUR MONEY FOR DECADES TO GIVE TO THE BLACKS ON WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, HOUSING AND FREE HEALTH CARE….THEY WERE ALSO GIVEN CASH….SOME HAVE LIVED FREE OFF US THEIR WHOLE LIFE….WE OWE THEM NOTHING….THEY SHOULD GET A JOB AND PAY BACK ALL THE WELFARE AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS THEY TOOK FROM US…..REPARATIONS MY ASS….THEY OWE US TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR GIVING TO THEM OUR WHOLE WORKING LIFE….I’M SICK OF SEEING THIS ON HERE ALL THE TIME….WAKE UP AND GET A DAMN JOB AND SUPPORT YOUR OWN FAMILY….

  17. Robert Hosid on said:

    All the free stuff the Blacks get is payment enough – and I do not owe them anything at all –

  18. PLANET on said:

    The people alive today were not alive at the time of slavery so why would they be responsible. Foolishness.

  19. Betty Higgins on said:

    I do not,think we should not pay anything
    They were not there ,another thing
    There were more slaves ,than just blacks

    Why do they deserve it, they weren’t even there
    Just want money, only reason, so stupid

  20. Ulla Camp on said:

    I remember hearing something about that way back in 70s-80s, and thought that it was paid back then, but by now it is way to late to do anything about that, because by now it is way too long ago, and there is a lot of people here now, both black and white, which either are NOT entitled because they came here since or since a lot of whites came here after that time as well, and it would NOT be fair to saddle them with it…………….
    So in all do respect to everybody LET IT DIE and let it rest in peace…………..

  21. Thomas Mescia on said:

    you know something this is while a bad part of history none the less slavery still exists. But for some reason black people think we owe them something. Sorry I don’t and won’t oppolojise for something I did not do! Now I do not put all black people in the same bucket cause that would be wrong. But as a white man you get [email protected]@@ from me! you need to go to your home land and get your reparations from the country who sold you as slaves? imagine that, having to go to Africa and demanding payment from them for selling your people into slavery for money!! Wow how about doing that. As to us we owe you nothing not a damn penny!!! Sorry grow up and become a part of the solution instead of the constant part of the problem.

  22. BobInBpt on said:

    Absolutely NOT ! First off, most white people are the descendants of European’s who came here from 1880 and onward. They neither owned slaves nor benefited in any way, shape or form from slavery.

  23. Pauline Smith on said:

    WHY THEY WERE VERY FEW USED IN THE NORTH IT WAS THE SOUTH THAT USE THEN AND A GREAT MANY PEOPLE ONLY CAME TO U A S AFTER THEY WERE FREED BY THE NORTH MY FAMILY ONLY CAME [[[ AND TO THE NORTH ]] IN 19 20 ABOUT 23 I THINK NEVER LIVED IN THE SOUTH AND MANY BLACK PEOPLE TODAY ONLY CAME AFTER 1920 SO WHICH IS WHICH NOT ALL WERE SLAVER,S

  24. Robert Hosid on said:

    I never had a slave, and I studied and worked for everything I have, and t6hey should do the same Giving the world to those whyo just want everything without any work on their part is sure not the American way I understand –

  25. Ulla Camp on said:

    No I really do not think we need to pay any more than we already have. They (the blacks) need to get over the fact that it was too long ago now, and that there were just as many white slaves as black back then, namely the Irish, and also a lot of English, and then there was the fact that some of the biggest slave holders were actually Black themselves…….So it is time to “grow up” get over it and shoulder your own load, if you want to amount to something in this world……..and STOP trying to “put us on a guilt-trip any longer” Because it is just NOT working………………

  26. Billy S DuBose on said:

    The only people who deserved payment have died long ago, and America has been giving minorities commodities, food stamps, job and scholarship advantages, and unearned income for decades, to try and level the playing field.. Prejudices will never be completely wiped away, and even among whites, there are the rich and the poor, with little in between .. Middle Class has bore the brunt of taxes and lack of opportunity. It is time we try and create a way all people who want an education can get one. All people deserve the means to stay healthy and to get an education. Stop the unearned subsidies, and educate and train people who need jobs. Reduce Gov. spending to foreign countries and illegal aliens ! Give all of our American citizens the means and opportunity to make a living and support a family.

  27. Biggy Bee on said:

    Let me put it this way… Emancipated slaves were promised 40 acre and a mule. That is all. The folk owed that to are long gone with no ancestral claim. NOW, re-paying for welfare and other social “entitlements” to offset “reparations” would leave them STILL OWING. But, but, not only black folk are/were on welfare!!! True, and not only black folk were slaves…

  28. Donald Donovan on said:

    We are paying, We call it welfare.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. OBAMAHATER4SURE on said:

    So just excatly who came up with this idea besides a bunch of unemployed blacks interviewed at a black think tank.
    If this is enacted I will not pay anything to anybody.

  30. Nope. Not at all. No black person in America had to experience slavery and the white people are not slave owners.

  31. Lady Val on said:

    Slavery was the economic system of sub-Saharan AFRICA! Muslims and Europeans PURCHASED slaves from African Kings and Chieftains, the captives of that continents endless tribal warfare. Captives not sold were usually KILLED, so any black who can claim a slave ancestor should get down on his or her knees AND THANK GOD FOR SLAVERY. Remember, dead ancestors do not make living descendants.

  32. Linda Semple Hendrix on said:

    this is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of. I mean geesh that was a million yrs ago they are all dead. and its not up to me to pay for what my relatives did. that is on them not me. its just a stupid, stupid thing to even ask

  33. HELL NO! THEY’VE BEEN ON WELFARE FOR 200 YEARS AND THEY SHOULD PAY WHITES FOR FREEING THEIR WORTHLESS ASSES!

  34. Fay Butler on said:

    Contrary to what most people think, Not many Americans held slaves and among those who did own slaves, some were black. Secondly, black people in Africa have a part in this way of thinking because they are the ones who sold their own people into slavery. Thirdly, there were MANY indentured white slaves.

  35. Ulla Camp on said:

    There really is no need to bring that back up again, it is several generations since the slaves won their freedom, so I doubt very much that there are any still alive. So therefore it is a mute point, besides that there were a lot of white Irish people, who were slaves and you do not hear about those wanting something for nothing……..So go out there and make your own way, like the rest of us have to…….Hold your head high and get back your pride, it’s worth a lot more than “freebies”……….

  36. Stephen Barraclough on said:

    I guess they should pay the same amount as the Muslim Slave Traders in Africa do, who ‘collected’ the people enslaved BY ISLAMIC LAW ans sold them to the transporters! You’ll get ZILCH from THEM!

  37. Eva Blodgett on said:

    how foolish i wasn’t living 100 or 200 years ago why should i, say ask your tribes who sold you out in the first place.

  38. Billy S DuBose on said:

    ……..only to ex-slaves!!!! nuff said! Plantation owners great great great great grandchildren do not owe slaves great great great great grandchildren , anything except equal opportunity! Many families are now bi-racial….having members of both races…. I myself have a great grandchild that is bi-racial ! America needs to quit feeding our children all of this hate stuff, and move on in to the 21st century! We need to teach love, acceptance, and equality, We are all simply Americans. Half of our black culture probably didn’t even come to this country until long after slavery!

  39. Robert Hosid on said:

    Look at society today, and we are already paying for it through colledge admissions band other pro-black ntreatments –

  40. Greg Allen on said:

    Are blacks goning to pay. They were selling their sole brothers to slavery for some bucks. Also blacks owned slaves, back in the day. This whole concept is total shit.

  41. Bruce Walters on said:

    If they could prove that they, themselves, were slaves, and not great great grand-daddy Rhemus, or great great
    grand ma Chaquita, they may have a claim. But what makes you think you deserve anything just because you are black. You’ve got your reparations, it’s called WELFARE

  42. Robert Hosid on said:

    The Blacks living today have already been given more than I feel is correct – They have total freedom, when will they work to provide their owmn huture, The Whites cannot provide for them forever –

  43. CAROL CLARY on said:

    THEY DON’T EVEN REMEMBER SLAVERY AND NEITHER DOES ANYONE ELSE. SO CHALK IT UP TO ‘TOO LITTLE,TOO LATE’.

  44. Edgar L. Murphy on said:

    There is not a single person alive today that was a slave nor is there a single white person alive that who owned a slave. So who owes what to who ???

  45. cascronin on said:

    First of all there are no legal slaves in this country, unless you count being a slave to the system and that is all races not just blacks. Second why would 1st through 4th generations that came to this country who had nothing to do with the times of slavery in this nation have to pay a reparations. Third, how do you base this, without being racist. Do light colored people with black ancestry only pay a portion of the tax through a rebate, are dark skinned people with white ancestry fined for being part white. Do those with Native ancestry get a waiver because the white fathers tried to annihilate the race, or a rebate for being only part Native American. What about those of us with more than one race, no matter what our skin tone happens to be. This is simply ludicrous. If you have this much inspiration to call for reparations for people who have never known slavery, may I suggest you set your sights on freeing those who are currently slaves in other nations around the world, instead of demanding more FREE STUFF for those who are undeserving.

  46. Mike Barry Sr. on said:

    I just think it’s coloreds trying to figure out a way to get free stuff. Did you see them looting today down in Florida? The low life’s’ of our society! They should be jailed and any welfare benefits they are getting should be taken away!

  47. maurinemwheatley on said:

    we all learn from the past… nobody is responsible for what happened, only for what happens now!!! this is so ludicrous!!!

  48. Pamela Romero on said:

    SO ALL I SEE BLACK ACTORS,BASEBALL,FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL SHOW HOSTESS, TALK SHOWS ,ALL BLACKS GET BIG BUCK . THE LAST BIG SINGERS THAT DIE WERE BLACK SO WHO DO WE PAY ,PEOPLE THAT MAKE MILLIONS OVER US OR ALL THE WELFARE FOOD STAMPS AND HUD ARE NO SO POOR THATS FREE, NO I GET GET ONE OF THESE PROGRAM AND IAM NOT PAYING FOR 5 GENERATIONS BACK ,GET ON WITH IT THERE MISTAKES ARE NOT MINE NO KIDIN

  49. Ulla Camp on said:

    It was too long ago, and we have nothing to do with that…….Why should we be held accountable for something which happened about 150 years ago…I do not know of anybody, who would be direct off-springs of any slaves..
    Besides that a lot of the blacks now-a-days does not even descent from slaves, but a lot of white do……….
    So really is this going to be productive??? I think NOT ..It is about time those who feel they want / deserve something get their butts off those couches and go out and work for a living…………
    You are NOT entitled to anything other than what you can do for yourself and your family…………

  50. Ralph G. Barkley on said:

    If they want reparation, have them try to collect it from the Muslims on the West coast of Africa and good luck with that.

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  52. What they do not tell you is that the waring tribes in Africa took slaves themselves and some times sold them to the White slavers when they came. i learned this in school.So it wasn’t all done by white people.alone!

  53. Ellen Rex Runyan on said:

    I think their own people sold them to begin with. I would never have approved of slavery. It’s over we need to let it go instead of bringing it up. Lts live in peace !!!

  54. HELL NO. WE OWE THEM ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. IT WAS THE BLACK MUSLIMS IN AFRICA THAT KIDNAPPED WHOLE VILLAGES OF AFRICAN NATIVES AND SOLD THEM INTO SLAVERY TO ALMOST EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. GET IT STRAIGHT, DO OWE WON’T PAY NOW OR EVER. PERIOD.

  55. Bruce Walters on said:

    Nobody alive today was ever a slave, or was a slave owner. Blacks are always trying to get money that they didn’t have to work for. They should pay us for all the crime and trouble they cause.

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