This conversation ‘demands’ A MORE THOUGHTFUL AND CONTEXT-RICH reply from the lived experience of at least one Pan African American descendent of chattel slavery in 2023
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From: Vernon Nickerson <qwschoolcoach>
Date: Sat, May 27, 2023 at 8:30 AM
Subject: This conversation ‘demands’ A MORE THOUGHTFUL AND CONTEXT-RICH reply from the lived experience of at least one Pan African American descendent of chattel slavery in 2023
To: <qwschoolcoach> AND FOUR OG-MC FOLKS ON SOCIAL MEDIA ( One of the four, a fellow-ex-Christian reparative therapy consumer I thought I ‘knew’ since before 2016 is adamant about no reparations for Pan AfricanAmericans).
I begin by acknowledging…
I begin by acknowledging that ironically I am glad that our shared experiences in the USA from 2005 through MAY 2023 have finally allowed so many of my fellow AMERICANS whose ancestors chose to colonize the North American continent to share their thoughts on reparations and all other aspects of the lived experiences of me and those of my Pan African American ancestors descended from beige-to-blue/black brown skinned Homo sapiens who were literally drug kicking and screaming across the continental African landmass, packed like sardines into slave ships and brought across the Atlantic Ocean against their collective will(s) to be treated as tools* to build generational wealth for other Homo sapiens who chose/ fulfilled their dream and or intention to help colonize the AMERICAS. Yes, the term meaning ‘across Africa to America is from my point-of-view 100% appropriate.
That all needing to be said by me to all of you, @ Jeff Coe and friends, my thesis here is that we, the people of the United States of America, if we all really seek to ‘form a more perfect Union, must reach consensus about what the logical consequences should be for generations of PanAfricanAmericans to have been harmed simply for having survived in a persistently hostile-by-design-and-intention capitalist profit-driven economy that is perhaps teetering upon the brink of an armed nuclear conflict. Because the USAF/Ballistic Missile Office/ Norton AFB/ COPPER CAP PROGRAM brought me to California in 1981 to be part of multiple engineering-to-mass-production teams for the Peacekeeper (…