Finally! Senate Apologizes For Slavery

Posted: Jun 19, 2009 11:29 AM
At the end of the storySome members of the African-American community have called on lawmakers to give cash payments or other financial benefits to descendants of slaves as compensation for the suffering caused by slavery.

As Sowell righteously saidOne of the many problems of the pay-back approach is that many of the people who most deserve retribution are no longer alive. You can take symbolic revenge on people who look like them but this removes the whole moral element. If it is all right to discriminate today against individuals who have done you no harm, then why was it wrong to discriminate against you in the past?

[H/T: Charlie Richards]
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