Forbes Business Writer Says Value of Slavery Reparations is Nothing

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    Not only does America continue to vastly undervalue what the institution of slavery provided in enriching and empowering a nation, Forbes magazine calculates the reparations owed to the descendants of the African (American) slaves and places it’s value at zero.

    Forbes.com business writer Tim Worstall has to know that he is kicking up major dust by making such an outlandish and ludicrous argument with his feature article, “If There Should Be Reparations For American Slavery The Amount Should Be Around About Nothing.”

    Apparently, in his estimation, there is absolutely no value to be placed on stealing the culture of an entire race of people, a limitless amount of free labor, inhumane treatment beyond comprehension just because…a loss of community that has yet to be re-established and the result of all of this: the economic impact it has had on creating some of the wealthiest countries in the world.

    But HuffPost writer Antonio Moore claps back at Worstall hard for his viewpoint that lacks rationale and reasoned judgement, not to mention a host of inaccuracies:

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    “In a piece recently written on Forbes.com entitled “If There Should Be Reparations For American Slavery The Amount Should Be Around About Nothing” author Tim Worstall took on the task of assessing the damages for American Slavery and attempted to discuss the reparations due for its existence. In his effort to give an economic analysis of slavery his Forbes piece incorrectly omitted black Americans lost value in culture, family, and community. Worstall also failed to account for a significant amount of history, his piece looked at the years from 1776-1860, when we know slavery and its vestiges lasted so much longer. The dismissive view presented lacked context for the institution’s real economic impact on a nation, and role in the formation of one of the wealthiest countries the world has known.”

    Moore offers more examples to support his viewpoint and even shows a chart that provides a Timeline of Racism’s Shadow. Read his entire article at The Huffington Post here. 

     

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