argument top image

Should there be reparations for slavery? Show more Show less
Back to question

More than 150 years since the end of slavery, racial inequality is still evident in the United States. Black Americans have an average household wealth just a tenth of white families, face housing and banking discrimination, and higher policing. Reparations for slavery is either a path towards equality or a path to further division.

Instead of reparations, poverty should be addressed for all Americans Show more Show less

The lasting effects of slavery are primarily felt through poverty. However, black Americans are not the only demographic to suffer from poverty.
< (3 of 3)

Policy addressing poverty would have greater effects on racial inequality

The real issue affecting black Americans is poverty, but they are not the only ones. The wealth inequality and poverty rate in the US plagues much of society. Sweeping economic reforms are more effective than reparations in addressing this disparity.
< (1 of 1)

The Argument

Counter arguments


Rejecting the premises



    Not sure yet? Read more ↑


    This page was last edited on Saturday, 17 Oct 2020 at 15:40 UTC