A look at the Toronto Blue Jays as they prepare for the 2013 baseball season.
PhiloPhool: This could be an interesting to begin with. First it must be determined WHO is the actual descendants of slaves. Until this criteria can be established, there would be thousands, yea millions, of people who claim to be descendants fo slaves -- not only Blacks, but Whites as there were many, many interracial marriages and children of these mixed marriages who between even two or three generations removed from slavery that are White. Are they, since their is a Slave in their blood line, entitled to reparation? What about those who took advantage of the opportunity to return to Africa after they were freed but later their descendants came to the USA of their own free will. Are they due reparations or even those who stayed in Africa. What percentage of slavery blood line would be eligible for such money since this is some five or six generations removed? What would be necessary to prove a person was a direct descendant of a person who was a slave? What to do with those who were slaves and were given land or other reparation by their former owners once they were freed. Would their descendants be eligible for the money? Until each of these questions are answered this is an academic point to avoid saying that if a person is Black, even if he (generic) is the first person in the family who just came to the USA would that person be eligible because he is Black. What about those people who did not condone and fought against slavery? Should they and their descendants be responsible for paying money to for this activity. Would this same "policy" of paying descendants of slaves apply to all countries in the world which had slaves -- including Egypt who enslaves the Jews -- be included as are other countries in which slaves were bought and sold. How about the Sex Slave market that exists in the world today. Who is to pay for those women kidnapped and sold into slavery in the past four to five years at least?