No, the state does not owe reparations for something that happened over a hundred years ago. Yes, it was deplorable what happened. No, it is not the taxpayers' responsibility over a century later. Yes, it should be part of the official state history. No, I don't owe you a dime because of it. Yes, Jim Crowe laws were unethical and stupid. No, we still don't need to give you a handout from the public treasury because your ancestors, who are not alive today, were mistreated by hypocritical, evil minded, power hungry bastards who should have been beaten within an inch of their life by your ancestors. NO, you should not continue to vote for the party of the very people who did that sort of garbage to your ancestors.
Just read the story, you handout begging, public treasury teat suckling leaches. Then tell me that you still want to keep those same people in power.
Here is part of the N&O story I am talking about.
Debts owed for 1898 riot, panel urges
Blacks in Wilmington killed, swept from power
Kristin Collins, Staff Writer
North Carolina should make amends for an 1898 race riot that killed an unknown number of black people and hobbled Wilmington's black community for generations, a state commission said Wednesday.
For six years the 13-member group studied the events of November 1898 and their aftermath. It released its final report Wednesday, saying that the riot, which ousted the city's Reconstruction Republican leadership, stemmed from a conspiracy by white supremacist Democrats to drive blacks from power.
The report says that the riot destroyed a thriving black community and pushed blacks out of local politics for more than 60 years -- and that blacks in Wilmington still suffer from its effects. Now, the commission says, it's too late for apologies.
"From those who benefited from holding down the dreams of African-Americans, we expect some return," said Irving Joyner, vice chairman of the commission.
The panel asks for incentives for minority-owned businesses, public assistance for minority homebuyers and tutoring for children. It also asks the state to provide an avenue for those who want compensation for family property lost in the riots. The report did not estimate what that might cost.