The Story on Reparations I’m Not Qualified to Write

William Spivey
Jun 20 · 7 min read

“ Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.”

“According to Cornell history professor Edward Baptist, author of The Half Has Never Been Told,cotton-producing slaves were just 6 percent of the population but created almost half of the year’s economic activity.”

“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races.”

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William Spivey

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Writer, poet, wannabe philosopher. Elsewhere I write about politics, race and social justice at Enigmainblack.wordpress.com. Here… it’s personal!

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