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Proposal for Reparations Due to the fact that many African-Americans cannot trace their genealogy back more than three generations It would be extremely difficult to distinguish between those who are descended from Freemen and those descended from Slaves Therefore although it should have some impact on reparations we must take into account those who cannot trace their genealogy approximately 34th of African-Americans We also must remember that in essence no African- Americans were completely free Many blacks Freeman and Slaves alike were lynched falsely imprisoned raped murdered and subject to sub-human treatment It is almost impossible to estimate the economic hardship caused by slavery and the aftermath that followed To this day the African-American family still suffers from the aftermath of slavery We see it in the form of Poverty under- education Discrimination and Black on Black crime Consider that Blacks are seriously under-represented in many of our nations top fields Less than 05 percent of African-Americans are CEOs in corporate America Blacks are also a rarity in Law Medicine and higher education What follows is my estimation of the reparations needed 1st generation descendant of slave 500000 of Freeman 350000 2nd generation descendant of slave 350000 of Freeman 225000 3rd generation descendant of slave 225000 of Freeman 180000 4th generation descendant of slave 180000 of Freeman 120000 5th generation descendant of slave 120000 of Freeman 90000 6th generation descendant of slave 90000 of Freeman 60000 7th generation descendant of slave 60000 of Freeman 30000 Additional Moneys Family member lynched 60000 per family Family member raped by slave master 20000 Family member falsely imprisoned 6000 It is important to note that in the event that it cannot be determined whether a family descended from Freemen or Slaves an average should be taken from the two Also in the event
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