The denial of justice on
The “World Stage”
The African Diaspora is now global. The exploitation and oppression of the African people has grown world wide; it is not always just in a physical sense, but it can certainly be seen, as a world wide economic reality. Billions of dollars(US)are illegally siphoned off each year, from the poorest populations of African people and stashed world wide, in corporations,companies and individual bank accounts. Stolen from African communities world wide, it is used to finance legitimate and illegitimate ventures all over the world. Some of these stores find their way back to African countries, as funding for insurgencies against heads of state, who dare try to serve the interest of their people. Some is used to enrich and prop up heads of state, or in the west, enrich so called “responsible Negro Leaders” who conspire against the masses of their own people.
This action plan, of the enemies of the African people is not centered in America or on the African continent alone, but is the strategy used in all black communities, world wide.
Practical Education (that which teaches one how to use their own assets for their ownselves) of the masses of black people is down played; European based Education of the corrupt, “leader elite”, is supported and encouraged, provided it takes place, on the home turf of the major exploiters. Some times the evil strategy finds fertile soil in the minds of degenerative blacks at home, those whom he has been able to convinced, that they are in some way different from “them others” .Their tribal police and tribal army elites, are trained and educated in these “home turf’s” ; for the sole purpose of being able to brainwash and endear these individuals to the exploiter. Knowing that the people will at some stage “rise up”, they are trained, in the tactics of brutal suppression.
It is practical education of the masses, that will correct the abuses and ensure not only good governance, but the continuity of good governance.
“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective, of abuses of constitutional power.”
Once people have food, clothing, shelter and safety, they are free to turn to education. This is the fear, of the exploiters, whether colonialist, neo-colonialist or stogies. Disrupt and prevent the population free access, to food, clothing, shelter and a sense of safety; and you are in manipulative control.
However; no where in America or any other African community, is this situation irreversible. Any informed African on the continent, or in the Diaspora, can clearly see the monumental obstacles, that have been put in their paths. It will take the collective effort of the African Diaspora,to remove them.
America and It’s European Allies,Flaunt International Law
Adopted and opened for signature and ratification by General Assembly resolution 2106 (XX) of 21 December 1965
Entry into force, 4 January 1969, in accordance with Article 19
The States Parties to this Convention,
Considering that the Charter of the United Nations is based on the principles of the dignity and equality inherent in all human beings, and that all Member States have pledged themselves to take joint and separate action, in co-operation with the Organization, for the achievement of one of the purposes of the United Nations which is to promote and encourage universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion,
- States Parties condemn racial discrimination and undertake to pursue by all appropriate means and without delay, a policy of eliminating racial discrimination in all its forms and promoting understanding among all races, and, to this end:(a) Each State Party undertakes to engage in no act or practice, of racial discrimination, against persons, groups of persons, or institutions and to en sure that all public authorities and public institutions, national and local, shall act in conformity with this obligation; Article 5
In compliance with the fundamental obligations laid down in article 2 of this Convention, States Parties undertake to prohibit and to eliminate racial discrimination in all its forms and to guarantee the right of everyone, without distinction as to race, color, or national or ethnic origin, to equality before the law, notably in the enjoyment of the following rights:
(a) The right to equal treatment before the tribunals and all other organs administering justice;
(b) The right to security of person and protection by the State, against violence or bodily harm, whether inflicted by government officials, or by any individual group or institution;
Our fore fathers were kidnapped from our homeland, transported across the ocean and enslaved under the most inhuman conditions ever recorded in history.
Thomas Jefferson once entertained the idea of freeing the blacks and repatriating them as did others. However reparations did not happen; instead our people were worked for nothing, from 1619 at Jamestown until the signing of the 13th amendment in 1865. That amounts to 246 years.
The freed slaves were promised 40 acres and a mule.
Today’s population of African Descendant Americans is a staggering 46,000,000 (46 million) at 40 acres per person, it would equal (=) 1,840,000,000 1 billion eight hundred and forty million) acres. Almost 2 billion acres of land.
Who knows what 46 million mules would be worth.
However, according to my calculations and using only the African Descendants in America at the end of slavery; (according to the library of congress), there were approx 4,900,790 African descendant slaves in America; this number, X the promised 40 acres = 196,031,600 acres. One Hundred Ninety Six Million, Thirty One Thousand, Six Hundred, acres of land. That would be equivalent to
Mississippi, 30.0 million acres
(42.75% of NC.) 13.3
Total ..….…………approx 196,020.000 acres still short by 11 thousand 6 hundred acres.
It is not difficult to calculate a MINIMUM amount of monetary reparation due to every single Black slave descendant living today in the USA.
If we leave out the reparations for physical violence, genocidal stress, inadmissibility to superior social classes, etc., and only take into account the stolen labor, at the today’s equivalent minimum wage, then the calculation for the minimum amount due to the descendants of slaves is a simple one, as follows.
This calculation includes only the money due to ancestors and their descendants, in terms of the stolen actual labor counted in person-hours, based on a minimal economic value of that labor, adjusted ata lowest reasonable rate of interest.
Every step in the following calculation will use the lowest possible evaluators, such as to produce a MINIMUM amount due.
In the 70 year period between 1790 and 1860, there were, on average, 2 million slaves at any time in the USA. In the same period the average US population was 14 million.
Moving forward to 2000, the US population was 309 million, with 40 million slave descendants.
To obtain a minimal (under estimated) annual interest rate, we use the population increase from 14 million to 309 million in the 140 years from 1860 to 2000. This gives a population annual growth rate of 2.2%.
Now capital value increase interest rates in the US have been much greater than the population growth rate. Nonetheless, we adopt the underestimate of 2% for the interest rate to be applied to the stolen income value. We further apply the interest rate starting only in 1860, rather than earlier, thereby making our estimate even more of an under estimate.
The value of the stolen labor, for the period 1790 to 1860, at today’s US minimum wage of $7.25 per hour is as follows. (Note that using today’s minimum wage automatically corrects for valuing the historic currency to its present value.)
70 years (1790 to 1860 period only)
2 million slaves (average number in the period used)
365 days per year (OK, maybe I should exclude one day off per week?)
10 hours of work per day (again a minimum)
$7.25 per hour
$ 3.7 trillion
Next, I apply the 2% interest rate (compounded annually). This gives a multiplicative factor of (1.02)^140 = 16, for the 140 years from 1860 to 2000. Further compounding could be applied to bring us to the present. (Again, this is a minimum estimate.)
Compounding to 2000, therefore, gives:
$ 3.7 trillion
(1.02)^140 (or 16, if you prefer)
$ 59.2 trillion
The latter one-time payment would be easy for the USA to make, since its annual GDP is $15 trillion. (Think of a wealthy person’s annual salary relative to buying a house in a safe neighborhood.) The USA would not even need to sell any assets to achieve this modest payment.
For the 40 million Black slave descendants in the US today, the calculated reparation means that US white society owes each and every Black slave descendant a MINIMUM payment of $ 1.5 million, which is long overdue.
After the minimum payment is made, it would be appropriate to calculate and pay the addition reparations that are due.
My goal here was to show that these calculations are simple and unambiguous. Understanding the calculated minimum allows one to move forward from that established basis, towards a more realistic reparation number. At the very least, each Black slave descendant can legitimately demand $ 1.5 million payable immediately.
An obvious question that arises from this straightforward calculation is: Why are Black leaders not demanding reparation, as a priority demand?
Denis Rancourt is a former physics professor at the University of Ottawa, and is the author of the book “Hierarchy and Free Expression in the Fight Against Racism“.