COMMENTARY: The Meaning of the University of Glasgow Reparations Settlement

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  1. Affa
    August 9, 2019

    It is my hope that the miseducation of Black people is given full consideration by all involved in these discussions. Continued captivity made possible primarily thru forced education that omitted any mention of Africa’s contribution to ‘civilization’, where they teach us Egyptian philosophy as Greek philosophy, and removed all references of Africa from their bible. And that African History only begins from the slave trade, boasting their enslavement of one-half of all of humanity. This can only be accomplished by reallignment of school carriculum to include publications that correct those lies.

  2. KaliNeg
    August 9, 2019

    All of these monies should be used for FREE EDUCATION for underprivileged children of African Decent on the Islands. The Elderly of African Decent who are less fortunate, especially those who do not have an in during their Golden Years, should also benefit. I hope those who are entrusted with the managing and distribution of the funds will not become swell headed with the temptation of stealing the people’s money :?:

    • Affa
      August 9, 2019

      Reparations cannot and should not only consist monitary considerations. Trade, education etc. should be part.

  3. Adama Tafari
    August 8, 2019

    we must not only determine how much but for how long payments should be made.
    For example the payments from Glasgow cannot be a meagre 20 million.
    I suggest 20 million annually for at least two hundred years.

    There is much more to suggest in terms of the science reparatory justice has become but we agree to go a step at a time. Thank you University of Glassglow for strengthening the cause keeping in mind that we have not even tipped the iceberg.
    We are talking about complete eradication of poverty where all ghettos exist and that is a tall order and responsibility for humanity….. western slavery and the transatlantic slave trade being the most atrocious crime in human history

  4. Holmes
    August 8, 2019

    At least we can see that some people at the University of Glasgow are waking up to the reality of the privileges that they have enjoyed over the years because of what their ancestors had done to my people. This is a start since the UN and other international or organizations have acknowledged the importance of addressing these matters. If we do not address these issues , our kids will always be asking questions as to why they are so far behind the rest of the developed world.

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