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Declaration for Reparations

Updated: Jun 3, 2020

Whereas, Africans were transported to the 13 colonies and, subsequently, the United States of America. And,

Whereas, their capture and forced-labor (enslavement), carried various penalties for non-compliance: threatening harm, whipping, confinement, being chained to immovable structures, constricting movement, withholding food and/or water, burning, branding, hacking off limbs, piercing, and various other methods of physically and psychologically torturous punishments, including death. And,

Whereas, said forced-labor in the face of said punishment, represented and untenable situation for the enslaved person. And,

Whereas, the forced-labor of the enslaved person, from 1619 to 1865, was wholly and truly uncompensated by the exchange of government printed note or currency to the enslaved persons, for the hours of labor provided to various individual persons and/or corporations, holding an illegal document of ownership, of said enslaved persons. And,

Whereas, the uncompensated forced labor represents an injury. And,

Whereas, the injury remains unsatisfied. And,

Whereas, the uncompensated labor was used in the production of, chiefly, cotton, hemp, tobacco, etc., which were exchanged for currency of value (gold) and retained by the United States Treasury, corporations, companies, banks, cooperatives, and the like. And,

Whereas, the United States of America profited from the sale of commodities and finished goods to governments, companies, merchants, and individuals. And,

Whereas, the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States provides for enslaved persons the guarantee of citizenship of the land wherein they were born and retroactively nullifies their forced enslavement. And,

Whereas, the Treasury of United States of America and Corporations deposited the proceeds of the sales of various commodities and finished goods into public and private banks. And,

Whereas, the owners, officers, and shareholders of stock in private corporations deposited the proceeds of various commodities and finished goods into public and private banks and wholly benefited from said proceeds. And,

Whereas, publicly-traded companies sold stock to investors who earned dividends on said stocks. And,

Whereas, uncompensated forced-labor remains an injury, to whom the 40 million United States citizens, who are descendants of enslaved Africans constitute the injured party, a protected class, are beneficiaries to the claim. And,

Whereas, the sum of $10 Trillion* has been determined to fulfill the injury of the claim. We, the legally protected class, United States citizens, who are the descendants of Africans forced into the institution of slavery within the United States, shall bring the claim to the United States of America, to fulfill said injury.


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Minerva Warner
Minerva Warner

Thanks for your offerings which inform and educate us, Declaration for Reparations as you have outlined makes it all plain and easy to understand. An Uptick of Violence has forced me to look into the collective acts of violence and reminds me that the currents of racism has continued. The list of victims will also serve as a reminder to those Americans who for some reason do not understand why people are protesting in the streets of this Great Nation. The Companies Stepping Up reminds us that the "light" will always outshine the "darkness" .

Thank you for your good work - you have our attention and gratification.

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