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“America begins in black plunder and white democracy, two features that are not contradictory but complementary.”



  1. What will happen when white Americans are in the minority?
  2. Would it be different if it was the other way around and how big of a difference would it be?
  3. How does America begin with black plunder?
  4. Why do people think that kicking out immigrants would solve the bad economy problems?
  5. What is the definition of free?
  6. Why were there lynching mobs?
  7. Why is it complementary to steal from the blacks?
  8. Why did the KKK practice lynching on the black southerners?
  9. Is it true that the only way to have a democracy is by stealing from the black?
  10. How did discrimination against a certain race affect the economy?
  11. In what ways does plunder affect black?
  12. Why were “black reparations actively considered and often affected.”?
  13. Why was there a “Second Slavery”?
  14. Why did Belinda Royall endure half a century slavery?
  15. How did the “Second Slavery” affect the economy?
  16. What does the writer of the article mean when he says, “Second Slavery”?

The Case for Reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.