Dear future President,
Can we focus on reparations for black people in your next four years of office, please? This is very important to me because I am a black girl in America, wishing that I could retrace my roots more accurately, but since I don't have the opportunity to, I could use your help in seeking a way of an apology to my race for what we have endured. I feel that black people deserve reparations because every since my ancestors were forced to this country there has been nothing but hatred and manipulation that has come upon us.
There is no way that blacks do not deserve reparations. Black people as slaves and also today have built this country from ground up and continue to do so, and yet, are still being mistreated. It has been proven that white people do not want to acknowledge that this country was built off of inhumane acts. In a Huffington post article about blacks receiving reparations, Julia Craven says, "People don’t want to believe that they got their gains in an ill manner,” Miller said. Carven also states that. “The cognitive dissonance of learning that your property is got and preserved on the back of the misery of others is not an incredibly nice thing to live with. So people would rather discount it.” This is exactly what white America does. White America ignores what is important just because it will make them look bad but fixes what will make them look heroic, but only if it benefits white America.
I just don't understand how one can be so heartless and turn a blind eye to repair the damages that they or their ancestors have caused. There need to be many drastic changes in America and in the American people who supposedly make up the majority. If one should do something then do it right, do not just include a race of people that live in your country, because, they matter too. For example, Germans did not leave out the Jews receiving reparations and even right here in America, Japenese-Americans received reparations for suffering in internment camps. It is really sad and awful for a race of people who clearly have been through (and still going through) horrific dangers to not receive what they have been due for centuries. True, reparations have been long overdue, but it is up to the person in charge to make it happen.