‘If reparations are approved, who should be paid?’

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JoAnn Hill

Sun City

“All Blacks should get it because we all suffer from slavery. Some people don’t want to talk about it and what happened, but it happened. If we don’t get it now, we never will and that would be a shame.”


Charles Williams

Los Angeles

“Only African Americans should get reparations. If it’s going to come from American taxes and it’s for slavery in America, then it should only go to African Americans.”

Mike Holmes

Los Angeles

“It should be decided based on how old you are. Young people should get less because they haven’t been affected as much and more is open to them. Older folks should definitely get a check.”

Mark Combs


“What’s 40 acres and a mule worth today? That’s what we were promised and every Black person should be able to receive it. Personally, I think it should be in housing or education.”

Compiled by Cynthia Gibson in Sun City, California.

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