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 Billy "Hollywood" Groves

The Presidential Race

By Billy “Hollywood” Groves CEO Groves Standard News Crockett, Texas

     Now that we have Donald Trump as President-elect, the very important topic of reparations for African Americans for hundreds of years of slavery can once again be a legitimate topic of discussion. The dictionary describes reparation as “a giving of satisfaction or compensation for wrong or injury done; to repair and restore to good conditions, etc.” 

    Black people have never received compensation or reparations from this nation for those long (244 plus) slavery years.

     President-elect Trump who has stated in the past that he had high regards for President Lincoln should as the President use his power to extend the legacy of President Lincoln by giving African Americans the property and money they are owed by our government for a promise they never kept. A man like Trump who inherited great wealth from his father definitely

understands how receiving an inheritance passed down to you affects a person’s life. As I said in an earlier article  “God has not made a mistake.”

     It may be the time America to do the right thing, give reparations to the descendants of Black slaves.  It’s a fact that many of the companies and institutions who made their wealth off of the labor of slaves are still around today and still making money.

     President-elect Trump has expressed is point of view on the condition of Black people in America.  He basically says that Black Americans have nothing to lose. With this mindset and Trump’s obvious popularity with Republicans in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, it would be easy through modern day laws for the Trump administration to right the wrong that has devastated a race of people who truly helped build America. Reparations in some form have been given to every race or group or group of Americans who have been exploited by our Government throughout history.

     African Americans are the only Americans who have not received reparations or even an apology for the longtime devastation to them. President-elect Trump said he is going to “make America great again", in his campaign.

      I would suggest this his first step in the process should be to help reparations become a reality for African Americans.  God Bless America!

 

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