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            The damages African Americans have sustained from White America because of slavery have been agonizing and inhumane. Therefore I am in favor of reparations for African Americans. The effects of slavery have been an enduring issue within the Black community. Many of us are cognizant of the harm racism has done to the African American race in which it has conveyed itself through slavery, racial segregation and discrimination. African Americans have suffered many atrocities but the greatest damage done to Blacks is the destruction of our original identity. African Americans have no native language or any African customs to connect them to Africa. Blacks are connected together because they all share a common foundation, the horrendous experience of slavery, and the great effort to conquer its lingering result.
             The United States government should pay reparations to African Americans as a means of admitting their wrong-doing and making amends. Americans should realize the magnitude of slavery consequences on African Americans as a whole. Blacks were brainwashed and stripped of self-esteem from the dark color of their skin to their facial features. Many African Americans have effortlessly tried to advocate “Black Pride”, trying to instill self worth and being proud of our distinct statures. African Americans had zilch to begin with after the abolishment of slavery in 1865. Slaves were promised a mule and 40 acres and they didn’t live to receive it nor did generations following; because the American government has yet to live up to its word. The fruit of the slave’s labor was stolen from the “land of the free” country. The victims of the monopoly African slave trade never experienced such freedom. This race deserves compensation for the mistreatment it has suffered and continues to endure. Paying reparations to the .
             Pongee Bryant.
             descendants of African American descendants would bring about a tremendous improvement for the advancement of Black America.