Mar. 7, 2019

Land And The Roots Of African-American Poverty

This Is Outstanding Information directly tied to the book I am currently reading on The Blackman's Read Aloud Hour, Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of African Americans From The Civil War To World War II. You must understand the full scope of our history in order to comprehend the dreadful policies implemented to keep our people down.

The Blackman Who Reads Aloud
Keri Leigh Merritt
11 March‚Äč 2016
Aeon

This article lays waste to the argument that Africans of American Descent do not deserve substantial reparations for the oppression the race has suffered in the United States. Please listen and listen carefully about two federal government programs that built wealth and opportunity for whites while purposely denying that same opportunity to Americans of African Descent. These two programs were The Homestead Act and The Southern Homestead Act. This is a line from the article:

"With the advent of emancipation, therefore, blacks became the only race in the US ever to start out, as an entire people, with close to zero capital. Having nothing else upon which to build or generate wealth, the majority of freedmen had little real chance of breaking the cycles of poverty created by slavery‚Äč and perpetuated by federal policy."