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40 ACRES AND A MULE Even though today's blacks did not experience slavery and cannot make any provable claim that the bondage of their ancestors negatively affects their lives, African American should receive reparation because blacks were denied the chance to compete for the opportunities and resources of America that were available to native whites and immigrants such as labor opportunities, free enterprise, and land. David Horowitz and Ernest Allen Jr. are two writers for nationally published magazines, who have opposing views about reparation for blacks. David Horowitz and Ernest Allen Jr. both debate 10 topics of slavery reparations, answering why slavery reparation is a good idea or bad idea. David Horowitz article titled Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Slavery Are a Bad Idea; thesis is outline as the following: “Claims for slavery reparations are founded on racist ideas that are inconsistent with America's democratic principles and institutions. Singling out only white Americans as those responsible for paying reparations to the descendants of slaves is unfair since Africans were involved in the slave trade as well. Moreover, targeting all white Americans is wrong because only a tiny minority of whites ever owned slaves and many emigrants to America arrived long after slavery had ended. Trillions of dollars in reparations payments have already been paid to blacks in the form of welfare benefits and other racial preferences. In fact, African Americans owe a debt to America, since they now enjoy the highest standard of living of blacks anywhere in the world (Horowitiz, 2004) In a rebuttal article by Ernest Allen Jr., states his thesis titled Reasons Why Reparations for Slavery Are a good Idea “David Horowitz's 2001 article on why reparations for slavery is a bad idea is an ill-informed, racist polemic against African Americans. Contrary to Horowitz's
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