Religion: Reparations up to Date

At the first meeting of the National Black Economic Development Conference in Detroit just two years ago this week, a solemn, angry black man rose to read a "Black Manifesto." He demanded, among other things, $500 million in "reparations" from white U.S. churches and synagogues. What he wanted, said James Forman bluntly, was to be paid for past injustices. He calculated the bill at "$15 per nigger," and he urged black people "to commence the disruption of white racist churches and synagogues." Eight days later, Forman and some of his followers invaded Riverside...

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