Reparations – Why Now? Why Us?

As Unitarian Universalists we are called to “go boldly into our future”. But how can we go boldly into our future when we haven’t yet atoned for or paid for the sins of our past? The United States prospered on the backs of its slaves. It’s time to repay that debt and invite the descendants of slaves to fully participate in this country’s vast riches.

Today’s Community Plate will support the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People, Manchester, NH.  NAACP is an organization of community volunteers who are committed to social and economic justice, who work to address unfair discrimination and to promote community building and cooperation.  The collection today will help NAACP Manchester update its website.

 

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2 responses to “Reparations – Why Now? Why Us?

  1. Should descendants of blacks who owned slaves also pay reparations?
    Should families who weren’t even in America before 1865 be forced to pay reparations?

  2. That latter is exactly the question i am raising on Sunday. I hope you will come. I would be interested in your reaction.

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