*Several Jamaican lawmakers are exploring the idea of reparations for the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

Do you think this even has a shot of ever happening?

For centuries on end, African Americans and minorities have lived under whites economically, while their businesses and the country as a whole and many others have been built on black slaves’ backs.

But when do we get payback for everything we’ve done.

Here’s an excerpt from columnist Dr. Boyce Watkins in a piece he did on the topic:

Most people of color might agree that Jamaica is not the only country where its citizens deserve reparations for slavery.

African Americans continue to endure the consequences of the slave trade to this day: Whites have a wealth level that is several times higher than our own, we don’t have the tax base to afford quality schools, and most of the major institutions in the United States are run by Whites. In fact, most African Americans work for predominantly White-owned companies, and the majority of them don’t get the opportunities they deserve.

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