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The Civil Rights Of African Americans

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AFFIRMATIVE OFFICIAL:
RESOLVED:
The united states government ought to pay reparations to African Americans.

My partner and I stand in affirmative of the following resolution. Resolved:The united states government ought to pay reparations to African Americans. African Americans have had roughly 300 years of legalized oppression. If that doesn’t entitle a group to reparations, I’m not sure what does. This would benefit ALL Americans by providing the environment in which African-American talent can rise to its potential that is why we as Americans have the duty to pay back the African Americans in reparations. I am here to talk to you today about why African Americans deserve reparations and for you to vote for the affirmative side. We dominated and made subservient African Americans, we committed a crime and we are admitting to it, the reparations would help the African Americans regain what they lost, and it’s been a point of contention ever since the slaves were free. We dominated and made subservient African Americans. After the success of the civil rights movement, the African American population on average has higher infant-mortality rates, lower life expectancy, higher rates of unemployment, lower income, and higher rates of imprisonment than the caucasian population. Many argue that these problems are the “legacy of slavery" brought on by society 's discrimination and racism. As an example a man comes from everything he knows to a country with no freedom and
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