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In the summer of 2014, the Atlantic Monthly magazine published a seminal piece on American slave reparations entitled, "The Case For Reparations." Written by Ta'Nehisi Coates, this article searingly captured, on all levels, the very real consequences of the lingering pall of American Slavery and the need for reparative justice. When combined with the compelling data of the white paper from the Global Policy Solutions think tank published just a few months prior, entitled "Beyond Broke", showing a 15-fold difference between White American and Black American net worth ($111,740 to $7,113), it is crystal clear that a causative link can and should be made between the American slave experience for Blacks and their present profoundly disadvantageous economic state. Moreover, the disadvantage is quantifiable, and it has been duplicated in subsequent studies showing 13 to 15-fold differences in White and Black median net worth. This quantifiable disadvantage not only reveals inequality but gives us a specific dollar amount necessary to be made "equal." In the case of the "Beyond Broke" study, when the average gap between Black and White Americans is aggregated across the entirety of the African-American population of 38.8 million people, one arrives at a net worth gap exceeding $4 trillion, 30 billion dollars. This connection between a long-standing social construct (Slavery) and its financial consequence (the net worth gap) reveal a "Unified Field Theory" of sorts which helps to explain almost every social, behavioral, and economic pathology witnessed within the Black America in particular, and many of the broader societal problems we see between Whites and Blacks in America as well as within the White community itself. Such broad and deep societal consequences compel an honest and informed observer of race relations in America to conclude the following:
  1. That the current state of Black people in America is fundamentally a product of our failure to successfully demand and obtain recompense (Reparations) for almost 250 years of work without pay under inhuman conditions and 150 years of citizenship and work for inferior pay and excessive costs under commonly unjust conditions.

  2. That the most quantifiably impactful manifestation of the damages as a result of that failure is the vast discrepancy in average net worth between Blacks ($7,113) and Whites ($111,740) in America.

  3. That no meaningful or lasting improvement in the condition of Black America can take place without addressing this issue directly and above all other issues affecting African-Americans.

  4. And finally, that failure to address this issue successfully will eventually contribute significantly to the end of American world hegemony and an end to the American way of life for all Americans as we have come to know it.

In the summer of 2014, the Atlantic Monthly magazine published a seminal piece on American slave reparations entitled, "The Case For Reparations." Written by Ta'Nehisi Coates, this article searingly captured, on all levels, the very real consequences of the lingering pall of American Slavery and the need for reparative justice. When combined with the compelling data of the white paper from the Global Policy Solutions think tank published just a few months prior, entitled "Beyond Broke", showing a 15-fold difference between White American and Black American net worth ($111,740 to $7,113), it is crystal clear that a causative link can and should be made between the American slave experience for Blacks and their present profoundly disadvantageous economic state. Moreover, the disadvantage is quantifiable, and it has been duplicated in subsequent studies showing 13 to 15-fold differences in White and Black median net worth. This quantifiable disadvantage not only reveals inequality but gives us a specific dollar amount necessary to be made "equal." In the case of the "Beyond Broke" study, when the average gap between Black and White Americans is aggregated across the entirety of the African-American population of 38.8 million people, one arrives at a net worth gap exceeding $4 trillion, 30 billion dollars. This connection between a long-standing social construct (Slavery) and its financial consequence (the net worth gap) reveal a "Unified Field Theory" of sorts which helps to explain almost every social, behavioral, and economic pathology witnessed within the Black America in particular, and many of the broader societal problems we see between Whites and Blacks in America as well as within the White community itself. Such broad and deep societal consequences compel an honest and informed observer of race relations in America to conclude the following:
  1. That the current state of Black people in America is fundamentally a product of our failure to successfully demand and obtain recompense (Reparations) for almost 250 years of work without pay under inhuman conditions and 150 years of citizenship and work for inferior pay and excessive costs under commonly unjust conditions.

  2. That the most quantifiably impactful manifestation of the damages as a result of that failure is the vast discrepancy in average net worth between Blacks ($7,113) and Whites ($111,740) in America.

  3. That no meaningful or lasting improvement in the condition of Black America can take place without addressing this issue directly and above all other issues affecting African-Americans.

  4. And finally, that failure to address this issue successfully will eventually contribute significantly to the end of American world hegemony and an end to the American way of life for all Americans as we have come to know it.

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