Caribbean Adopts Plan to Seek Slavery Reparations

Duggie Joseph and David McFadden, Big Story, March 10, 2014

Leaders of Caribbean nations on Monday unanimously adopted a broad plan on seeking reparations from European nations for what they say are the lingering ill effects of the Atlantic slave trade on the region.

A British human rights law firm hired by the Caribbean Community grouping of nations announced that prime ministers had authorized a 10-point plan that would seek a formal apology and debt cancellation from former colonizers such as Britain, France and the Netherlands. {snip}

According to the Leigh Day law firm, the Caribbean Community also wants reparation payments to repair the persisting “psychological trauma” from the days of plantation slavery and calls for assistance to boost the region’s technological know-how since the Caribbean was denied participation in Europe’s industrialization and confined to producing and exporting raw materials such as sugar.

The plan further demands European aid in strengthening the region’s public health, educational and cultural institutions such as museums and research centers.

It is even pushing for the creation of a “repatriation program,” including legal and diplomatic assistance from European governments, to potentially resettle members of the Rastafarian spiritual movement in Africa. {snip}

Martyn Day of the law firm called the plan a “fair set of demands on the governments whose countries grew rich at the expense of those regions whose human wealth was stolen from them.”

Day said an upcoming meeting in London between Caribbean and European officials “will enable our clients to quickly gauge whether or not their concerns are being taken seriously.” {snip}


In 2007, then British Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed regret for the “unbearable suffering” caused by his country’s role in slavery but made no formal apology. In 2010, then French President Nicolas Sarkozy acknowledged the “wounds of colonization” and pointed out France had canceled a 56 million euro debt owed by Haiti and approved an aid package.

The Caribbean Reparations Commission said Monday that far more needed to be done for the descendants of slaves on struggling islands, saying it sees the “persistent racial victimization of the descendants of slavery and genocide as the root cause of their suffering today.”

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  • Irishgirl

    Get. Over. It.

  • Alexandra1973

    As I said in a thread about a similar topic: Strike a deal. They get paid reparations only if they pay for the damage they’ve done.

    • Bossman

      And what damage is that?

      • JDInSanD

        Here’s a satellite image of Haiti vs the Dominican Republic. Any other questions?

  • Sharps Rifle

    Go back to Africa. Return the islands to the Arawak and whatever Taino there may yet be.

    • Bossman

      They did not freely immigrate there. Their ancestors were brought there in chains.

      • Sharps Rifle

        Fine, then they have no reason to be there at all. A return to Africa should be just what they’d want.

      • Alexandra1973

        No one says they have to stay there.

      • Jimmie the Greek

        Absolutely. We bought them from Africans fair and square. We paid Africans a better price for their slaves than the Muslims, too. But let’s face it. It really was a bad bargain on our part. We were dumb, i’ll admit.

        But we won’t ask for our money back. Let Africa keep it. Our loss is our loss. Instead, we just load them up on planes and repatriate them.

      • Brian

        Ye Olden Tymes: black labor, Jamaican land, white management = $$$
        Now: black labor, Jamaican land, black management = 🙁

  • Jesse James

    I expect that these islands get the great majority of their food brought in by ship and airplane. They should be grateful for the support they do get, those islands and everyone on them could sink into the sea and nobody would miss them. We really need to drive the looney left out of positions of power so we can stop validating all these “gibs me dat because you owe us” shake down artists.

    • Moe Moe

      I might miss their white sandy beaches, and being hand delivered an ice cold Red Stripe, Banks or Carib Lager, or Banana Daiquiri… the great- great- grandchildren of one of them there ancestors. 18-20% gratuity of course.

      • Moe Moe

        Oh yeah, and the Presidente Lager in the Dominican Republic really quenches the palate in that hot Caribbean sun, whether you’re golfing or simply lying on the beach.

  • frances

    So-called ‘minorities’ will never stop draining us as long as we allow it.

    Whites are about 8-10% of world wide population and most seem to be naive and soft about being pushed around

    Think what the world would be like without the inventions, ideas and thought processes from White people.

    Think 1650 AD………..

    • Sick of it

      Think mud huts and sharp sticks.

  • So CAL Snowman

    ” . . . and calls for assistance to boost the region’s technological know-how
    since the Caribbean was denied participation in Europe’s
    industrialization and confined to producing and exporting raw materials
    such as sugar.

    Hilarious! These primitive beings are actually admitting their intellectual inferiority. Oh yes, the White man “denied” these neolithic era people the fruits of the industrial revolution. Now I have heard it all. Somehow the Japanese (also denied participation in Europe’s industrialization and located half way around the world) managed to become technologically proficient.

    Gibs us dat magick white juju dat makes duh planes fly and da internets wurk.

    • italian guy

      You beat me to it, they don’t even understand the implication of what they are saying… and they confirmed what i always suspected: non-whites thinks they have a right over White people achievements! it would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic.

    • rightrightright

      The Chinese “denied” tea plants to the British, so the British pinched them anyway and set up tea plantations in India, providing mass employment (and therefore improved status) for Indian women.

      Why on earth didn’t the Blacks pinch what they needed from evil Whitey? The Japanese did, the British did, the Chinese are.

      The 19th century USA and mainland Europe were not magically sprinkled with the newfangled technology as a generous gift from Britain because their people were also White. They pinched it. This sort of thing bears the cumbersome title of “cross fertilisation of ideas”. Unfortunately in many ways, not the sort of fertilisation with which Blacks are familiar.

    • blight14

      Get real Snow, they’re well on their way already! On to Mars and beyond!

  • JohnEngelman

    Leaders of Caribbean nations on Monday unanimously adopted a broad plan on seeking reparations from European nations for what they say are the lingering ill effects of the Atlantic slave trade on the region.

    – Duggie Joseph and David McFadden, Big Story, March 10, 2014

    “The lingering ill effects of the Atlantic slave trade on the region” are caused by the large black population.

    • Bossman

      Why do you think there’s a large black population there? The Caribbean is not Africa. Their ancestors were brought there in chains and when growing sugar cane was not so profitable and slavery ended, all the Englishmen packed their bags and left rather than having to compete with free Blacks for jobs.

      • LHathaway

        On some of the islands remaining whites were killed or kicked out. At one point there were virtually no whites on some of the islands. Whites had to be re-imported. Admittedly these were official type figureheads, many. Though perhaps many engineers and builders as well.

        • Rhialto

          When? Never! Only White men whose minds have been rotted out by Liberalism apologize for what someone else has done.

          Blacks rarely apologize for what they do.

          Asians would never disrespect their ancestors by apologizing for their ancestors success/victories.

          • blight14

            I believe we have one of them among us…………

      • JohnEngelman

        The slave trade was the worst mistake Europeans and those of European descent made.

        • blight14

          It was certainly the most expensive! Just imagine America today had a mere handful of greedy plantation owners, etc. used only ‘local labor’…………ponder that for a minute!

          • JohnEngelman

            The United States would be a far better country if Southern whites had grown their own cotton and tobacco.

      • Alexandra1973

        Compete for jobs? Are you serious?

        It’s good that they left, because they didn’t have to live in a tropical ghetto.

      • Brian

        Sure, because the white managers/plantation owners were going to have no labor choice but to do manual labor. Just like when the CEO of Ford gets the pink slip, he becomes an assembly line worker at GM.

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    In economic terms they benefited from slavery. Do they think Africa was some kind of paradise before whites showed up?

    With every concession they will just want more and more.

    • So CAL Snowman

      It’s funny, many actually believe that Africa would be some sort of paradise on Earth if the White man hadn’t set foot on the dark continent. Meanwhile the blacks and non Whites colonize formerly White countries and cannot comprehend the level of destruction they have brought to our lands. In other words the non Whites truly believe that White colonization is bad and stunts progress while non White colonization is wonderful and the ultimate sign of progress.

  • Black Swan

    If the “legacy of slavery” is so horrible, they should be given a one-way ticket back to their homeland of Africa.

    Until then, I say boycott Caribbean vacations and cruises.

    • Anglokraut

      A good start. My boyfriend keeps wanting to take me on a cruise, but I HATE boats–I don’t care how big it is. I’ll keep steering him back to the idea of visiting Iceland. It’s cheaper than a cruise, too.

    • CallahanAuto

      I work for a travel publication, and we won’t go anywhere near this story. My suggestion was to ask the tourism ministers if they were afraid of blowback from the white visitors who are the backbone of these islands’ economies. No go.

  • DaveMed

    If the White man had only stayed in his own lands, the natives wouldn’t even know what a lawsuit is. Matter of fact, they’d still be using spears and knives to eke out their daily subsistence, and… oh, never mind. The list is way too long.

    • LovelyNordicHeidi

      I wish we had never left Europe. I wish we wouldn’t ever have explored Africa and brought those out-of-Africa creatures to our homelands.

      • dd121

        The Arabs did it long before the Europeans.

      • These are excellent reads on topic, if you are interested. Just search for them and they should come up first on google.

        “Who Brought the Slaves to America? By Walter White Jr., 1968”

        “Jews Mostly Supported Slavery — Or Kept Silent — During Civil War by Ken Yellis
        Published July 01, 2013, issue of July 05, 2013. from The Jewish Daily Forward.”

        “Jewish involvement in the transatlantic slave trade a ‘canard?’ March 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm By Dr. Patrick Slattery”

        • blight14

          Well stated Augur….granted, we’re supposed to ‘overlook’ that pesky fact.

  • LovelyNordicHeidi

    Leaders of Caribbean nations on Monday unanimously adopted a broad plan on seeking reparations from European nations for what they say are the lingering ill effects of the Atlantic slave trade on the region.
    You know what we need to seek reparations for? The millions of mulatto children that have been born out of the wombs of our White women! We need to seek reparations for every interracial relationship, advertisement and whatnot. Blacks don’t need to seek reparations from us anymore, we need to seek reparations from them now.

  • slash345

    The only reparations they’ll get is a cargo plane flying over head full of crates of contraceptives.

    We’d all benefit from that. It’s a win/win.

    • Puggg

      But do you think they would know how to use them, or even what they are?

      Drop crates full of condoms and they’ll be blowing them up with helium several at a time every time one of their kids has a birthday.

    • blight14

      I’ve said that for years (and not just for Haiti), offer a fat cash incentive to ANYONE in America for voluntary sterilization. No one could cry ‘rayciss’ since its open to all. You could likely offer $50,000 cash and come out well ahead in the short/long term. I believe we’d get just the right mix of takers for this offer. I fail to see a downside.

      • LHathaway

        How about, instead, Incentives for the healthy and more ‘intelligent’ to breed.

      • slash345

        That’s a really good idea.

        The blacks would sterilize themselves into oblivion cus of that gim’s me dat mentality they have.

      • Anglokraut

        That would require a total economic overhaul. Our current economic model is based on consumers, consuming. That’s why we need more immigration–legal, illegal, the people who run this Ponzi scheme don’t care where they come from, so long as they have money to buy! buy! buy!

  • JSS

    “persistent racial victimization of the descendants of slavery and genocide as the root cause of their suffering today”

    Guess the genocide wasn’t thurogh enough. A shame really.

    • blight14

      Their collective sub-par DNA may be JUST a bit of a factor.

  • David Ashton

    The worst profiteers are the lawyers.

  • Luca

    Notice how they want the European countries to pay up and not the oil rich Arab nations that actually played a much bigger role. The Arabs would laugh in their faces and tell them to shut up or they’d get no more oil exports. The European Liberals will welcome them with open arms and even play the violin background music for them.

    • Sick of it

      The violinist would most likely not be an Eskimo.

  • Anglokraut

    If only money could actually solve their root problem.

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      All of the Potosí silver that flowed into Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries only ended up causing hyperinflation and wiped out the value of Spanish peasants’ wages. Most of it ultimately flowed to the vaults of foreign merchants and bankers. I’m sure if we give them any money it will flow back to us within a few years.

      • Anglokraut

        Oh, I meant that money won’t cure the problem of being low IQ Negroes. Of course all that reparation money would be gone in five years–Cadillacs and Bentleys don’t grow on trees. Nor does a smooth, paved road or oil refineries, or anything else that keeps those lovely new cars from eventually being pulled by a harnessed mule.

  • r j p

    Is Haiti troubled by the legacy of slavery or the fact it slaughtered every White person that couldn’t get out of the country quick enough?

  • I agree! Every black should be repatriated. Let’s give them the good news ASAP. You’re getting your repatriations, guys. Liberia? Zimbabwe? Your choice.

  • guest

    “They need money to heal their collective “psychological trauma.”

    What psychological trauma? Unless they’re hundreds of years old, they don’t know what it’s like being a slave and they aren’t entitled to anything.

    This is why people like them never stop complaining. Because so many bleeding-hearts are always giving in to their demands. We need to start ignoring them and their demands of entitlement. They were never enslaved, we never enslaved them, therefore we owe them nothing.

  • dd121

    Who are they going to get reparations from in Haiti? They already murdered all the whites there who held their ancestors as slaves.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      The truth is that blacks owe whitey– not the other way around. Whites should demand reparations for the murders of their White ancestors, the unpunished crimes, rapes, assaults, murders committed by blacks against Whites, and for the stolen land that Whites built up into a paradise from a wild jungle island. All of these thousands of crimes were committed by black Haitians against White men, women, and children, and these black criminals have not only gotten away with it all, but now have the nerve to demand even more. (And we all know who is behind the scenes, agitating, and pumping their puffed up black heads up with this entitlement nonsense.)

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Instead of blaming their worthless, corrupt leaders or taking responsibility for their many failures, they would rather blame whitey for all of their problems. No amount of reparations will ever solve the problem of black underachievement because this is primarily genetic in origin and therefore intractable. This is just an excuse for low black IQ.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    I once I had a black Caribbean man tell me “My country has gone to sh** since the white man left.” In moments of candor some black people will be bluntly honest.

    • Petronius

      Yes, I’ve heard the same thing from immigrants from Ghana, St Lucia, and Jamaica. They all wished the British would come back and run things.

      • rightrightright

        Whites were referred to as “the peacemakers” by the Blacks, because they stopped Africans from killing each other all the time.

      • Michael Samuel

        Those “honest” statements could be seen as proof of the “persistent” legacy of racism self hate and the “wounds of colonization” etc. Who imposed such beliefs on a captured ppl?

        • DiversityIsDeath

          Wrong. Blacks cannot run anything properly. Every single black-run or predominantly black school, neighborhood, or nation is corrupt, violent, dangerous, unstable. There is no exception to this rule.

  • gemjunior

    What about the cancelled debt of 56 million to Haiti ? I’m sure that’s not the first. Also, how much aid has been given to these people and how many times has it been given? The idea that they were “denied” participation in the industrial revolution – excuse me? That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard but nothing surprises me from them – no excuse for their folly is too insane. Now they want help with technological advancement too – I am surprised that these people (who according to Al Sharpton were building empires and reciting poetry while whites were living in caves) these people will lower themselves to ask us whites who are so beneath them, for our superior technology. SMH.

    • Michael Samuel

      That’s chump change the brutal French got Billions More from ruling and working Africans to death in their plantations/death camps the life span of a young slave was about 3 to 5 years. Hence the brutality of the revolting slaves after all NO European army was going to come to their aid to “liberate” them.

      • DiversityIsDeath

        Oh I’m sure the weak white politicians who run the western world
        will cave into the absurd demands of these afro-criminals. Ever heard of the trickle down theory of economics? The bulk of whatever money is paid will go straight into the pockets of your corrupt– I mean concerned black leaders– heee. But hey, you may get a few bucks out of it, so cheer up.

  • Easyrhino1

    The fact that their black ancestors were sold into slavery by fellow Africans is no doubt lost on this cabal of dunces.

  • DailyKenn

    ATM heist on a global scale

  • Michael Samuel

    That’s a load of white racist lies, the newly Independent Haitian dictator in 1804 said “The Poles and Germans can stay but NOT the French”! There is still a small group of “Polish Haitians” Google it, they switched sides while in the French army in Haiti most likely pressed into service against their will while Poland was under French rule via Napoleon.

    • seapeaMP

      C’mon, you know “white racist” is redundant.

      RACIST means WHITE

      “Diversity” is a genocidal scam.

  • seapeaMP

    I have a hard time believing that the folks in the Caribbean came up with this idea. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if this British “human rights” law firm didn’t approach the Caribbean leaders with this grand plan first.

    It’s hard getting paid suing poor 3rd world human rights abusers.
    Lawyers got bills too.

    If “diversity” is so wonderful, why does ONLY one race have to practice it?

  • M&S

    On shelf or off, if there is any, that’s where the money should come from.
    I’m not altogether unsympathetic with people trying to haul themselves up from primitivism within a very narrow margin of island resource depletion and excessive birthrates. They either come up where they live or they suffer disaster after disaster, hoping to be ‘saved’ by evacuation to the mainland.
    And I would prefer they not come here.
    But it should be an in-trade condition, not one which is based on phantom spite covering for a desperate desire to win the ghetto lottery on an enormous scale.
    The U.S. really needs to get off it’s environmental high horse and forget the false emergency of the BP ‘spill’ as we seek to become a dominant exporter of LNG and Oil, that means continuing what we have previously aborted as an aggressive policy of Carribean and GOM oil exploration.
    Just as Israel may have finally found the means (assuming they can put together a transport network that sends it somewhere useful) to stop leaching from the U.S. in their own offshore petrogas deposits, so too must we begin to look for ways in which low IQ populations can find useful employment within their skill range without looking towards us to be their deliverers of handouts not handups.
    Roughnecks and perhaps fishermen sound like possible entry points with managed wealth streams under some form of UN ‘first you build a school, then a presidential palace’ managed dispersion of funds.
    But as others have said, whites don’t owe blacks for being here. If whites felt the way blacks pretend to about living under oppression where they knew they were despised, one of two things would happen:
    1. We would leave for fairer places where we were welcome.
    2. We would kill our oppressors and take over.
    Only the dependent ‘demand’ things.

  • Lagerstrom

    God, I don’t know. Bob Marley, Eddy Grant, Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse (West Indians in England) a bloody great cricket team in their heyday and they still whinge! Come on people!

  • blight14

    They could be given 20 trillion dollars and it wouldn’t make a bit of difference after a year or so….they’d live like rap ‘stars’, bling out, etc. for a short while and then it would be back to what we see today, a third world sewer…….you can’t escape pesky DNA………….likewise, could vacate their end of the island and populate it with 25,000 whites or so and watch it prosper.

  • PouponMarks

    They were traded by their African slave masters for a White New World one. From a continent that had yet to invent the wheel, where cannibalism was all the craze, and human sacrifice practiced on the level of killing a goat. And it still goes on.

    Now, in the New World, on fertile, temperate islands, after removing the last remnants of Whites and having their own “Chocolate” shangrilas, they feel the need to hustle Euro-Americans for getting them out of the “Heart of Darkness”.

  • Truth Teller

    What I don’t understand is why they don’t use their resources in Africa to become richer. It seems like stupidity to have such a rich continent be poor.

  • OhWow

    All those palm trees, the 80 degree sunny weather, the beaches, all that tourism money coming in. Man, it must be tough.

  • Elena Andbasket

    Give us back the islands we handed to you, go back to Africa, get compensation from the ‘brothers’ that sold you, then we might discuss the matter.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    And who gave those politicians the RIGHT to lend tax payer money to Haiti? When did the tax payers ever vote on that? When did the tax payers ever agree to that? The HELL with Haiti! The same questions can be asked about so-called aid to Africa. When did we tax payers ever agree to donate our hard earned money to a stupid place like Africa? F*** Africa! (And that right there is proof of racial superiority. Look at the race that is always begging, and look at the race who is always giving to them.)