Supporting Reparations For African Descendants Of Slavery Is WRONG!
Lately, there have been more conversations from people regarding reparations for African descendants of slavery on social media, especially, during the Black Lives Matter riots here in the United States. They push the idealism that US taxpayers, as a whole, should pay reparations to ADOS (African Descendants of Slavery) because of past atrocities that occurred here in the United States.
This is a major issue for me because I am Latino and my ancestors were not just the Spanish conquistadors, but also Native Indians (Taino and Inca). From my perspective, even as a first-generation Latino living on the United States mainland, it would be wrong of me to push the idea that local natives, and immigrants, should have to pay these reparations when many of them are NOT even the descendants of the slave owners that were abusing slaves here in the US over a century ago. Atrocities that occurred over 200 years ago - even 50 years ago - are not the responsibility of those born at the turn of the 21st century, nor any other generation thereafter.
The idea of reparations, overall, seems incredibly wrong and I also believe that no one should have to pay reparations especially when no one living today, in the US, owned slaves or owns slaves currently. Those who support reparations perhaps are doing this for a "just cause" but they are actively trying to make others responsible for things they did not do which is a worrisome practice.
A better solution to help African descendants who maybe were affected by the history of slavery would be tax cuts on the general public and fewer regulations that would help small businesses compete with international conglomerates, while also educating the youth in running a business and understanding common law.