Texas County Commissioners Accidentally Vote in Approval of Slavery Reparations

Benjamin Fearnow, CBS Houston, June 19, 2014

A group of Texas county commissioners accidentally voted unanimously to approve monetary slavery reparations for African-Americans whose ancestors were enslaved in the U.S.

The Dallas County Commissioners Court declared on Tuesday that African-Americans deserve “monetary and substantial reparations” from the U.S. for 400 years of suffering caused by the enslavement of Africans over the course of the country’s history, The Dallas Morning News reports. Commissioners thought they were honoring an annual holiday when they voted for the “Juneteenth Resolution”–sponsored by the county’s lone black commissioner, John Wiley Price.

Price, who read the resolution aloud, appeared to deliver the broad speech on slavery history and Jim Crow to a group of seemingly uninterested commissioners. And it was the last line of the resolution that did not draw attention from the room.

“The United States of America is derelict in its promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to the African American people,” Price said. “Be it further resolved that the dereliction that has caused 400 years of significant . . . suffering to the descendants of those who have been enslaved Africans who built this country, should be satisfied with monetary and substantial reparations to same.”

Immediately after the reading of the resolution, a commissioner seconded the motion and the court passed it unanimously.

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Juneteenth resolutions are not common in the Southern U.S., with the holiday celebrating the end of slavery’s injustices in America by commemorating June 19, 1865, when abolition was announced in the Lone Star State. {snip}

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However, the resolution is nonbinding, and no taxmoney will be expended as a result of the county’s accidental approval.

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  • TruthBeTold

    Isn’t that how it’s done? Slip it in under the radar.

    This is the model for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, aka, Comprehensive Amnesty.

    • D.B. Cooper

      why should they even bother trying to hide it anymore? I’m not seeing any white person in America actively seeking to stop the surge of liberalism. Even the so-called most right wing conservatives in America cower in pasty white fear of being called the dreaded R word.

      • Sick of it

        Our people are not nearly as conservative as they were even a few generations ago. It’s disturbing.

        • Pro_Whitey

          Please don’t get too disheartened. The leftists have had a few generations to intimidate and shun whites into subservience, and it never takes much to get them back to racial consciousness.

          • Sick of it

            I know the world for what it is, but will never lose hope again.

  • What interests me is that we have yet another reparations story. As if it’s all a coordinated effort, or if not that, at least a developing meme among the laughable lot that call themselves black “leaders.”

    It’s gotta be election year dog whistling, or a function of frustration that the Obama era has not resulted in what they all delusionally thought would be some sort of racial utopia.

  • JohnEngelman

    I want reparations for the money blacks have stolen from from me, and for my Emergency Room expenses after they mugged me.

    • The massive investment by whites in public housing, Negro education, EBT cards, etc., looked at as an investment, has certainly shown a poor return. An investment advisor would say “Dump that investment and put your money in penny mining stocks. Less risk, my friend.”

      • Sick of it

        Penny stocks can make a man quite wealthy. Welfare impoverishes the middle class paying for it and keeps the poor from wanting to work.

      • JohnEngelman

        We would be better off without them. They would be lost without us. Forget reparations. They should pay a users’ fee.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    A parable.

  • Anglo

    Juneteenth — Negroes give such stupid names to their holidays.

    • JDInSanD

      At least we aren’t expected to call it Juneteemph.

      • ElComadreja

        That would be how most of them pronounce it.

  • Dallas is NOT a southern city. It’s a Western city. Much of the state is Western, with only the far eastern piney woods having a southern mentality. The Dallas mentality is only about one thing–MONEY. If it makes the Dallas elites money, they’re for it.

    The anti-communist conservatives of the Kennedy assassination era were conservatives in name only, opposed to anything that would hurt their assets, but favoring things (Mexicans) they could exploit for money purposes.

    • Katherine McChesney

      I once asked a woman from Texas if she was from Houston. She looked at me in horror as if I had insulted her and told me clearly that she was from Dallas. I gathered from her reply that Dallas-ites are snobs.

      • Hard to imagine why, as Dallas and Ft. Worth have merged into one ginormous indistinguishable metropolitan area. Houston is far closer to the sea, but when I was locked up in Ft. Worth I could quite often smell the ocean. To a Coloradan, that is a very noticeable scent.

        • Katherine McChesney

          Ft. Worth is hundreds of mile from the ocean. Highly doubt you could smell the ocean from that distance.

        • Hillbilly

          the Bantu’s call fort worth “funky town” known for it’s stockyards…………

  • dd121

    Maybe they should have read what they were signing.

    • Kenner

      Obamacare.

  • Who Me?

    Next thing you know we’ll have hordes of “teens” and “youts” going through the streets, knocking on our doors and demanding their “reparations” in cash-payable instantly. Our only hope of dissuading them at that point is at the end of the barrel of a gun. Then we will be hauled into court and forced to try to prove it was self-defense against the “poor disadvantaged descendants of slavery”.
    This crap is just getting started, soon they won’t even need to say “this is a holdup”, they can just announce they want some reparations…

  • Puggg

    Accidentally?

    As in accidentally deleting important e-mails and “recycling” supposedly broken hard drives?

    • dd121

      It’s an impossibility that those emails are gone. They would be on multiple servers and easy to retrieve. The low information lefties may buy that crap but nobody who’s ever been on a LAN does.

      • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

        Barracuda, Symantec or even carbonyte has them.

        They used something for off site cloud backup.

    • The correct approach would be officially subpoena those emails and then lock up the entire IRS for contempt when they are not produced. I guarantee that within 30 minutes, someone would be singing like a canary.

    • MooTieFighter

      If there is a black man on your political team, you better read everything well and watch the money.

  • r j p

    If it is Juneteenth, I am actually glad it is raining in Chicago.

  • Oldcorporal

    What a bunch of morons! And that sneaking Negro who didn’t provide any copies of his “resolution” to the other commissioners, should be voted out of office, preferably in a recall to be held as soon as possible. Except that, I’m sure his district is mostly black, so he’d probably be returned to office with a bigger majority than before. The nerve of that arrogant jerk, claiming that blacks are “the only ones who have received no compensation”! They’ve received nothing BUT compensation, in the form of cash hand-outs, affirmative action, food stamps, and on and on, since the mid-1960s!

    • Ron Cheaters

      Am I getting this right when I figure that he bored everyone comatose with a rhetorical 45 minute verbal assault, and then snuck in the reparations request at the end. Some fool snapped out of his trance, said “here here” and the rest just followed because they figured he was the only guy listening?
      Thats what I thought while reading that article… now I feel stunned.

      • Who Me?

        Well, in all honesty it’s hard to blame them for that. Have you ever tried to listen to some black droning on and on and on for 45 minutes about ANYTHING? However, when all is said and done, it is their job to know what they are agreeing to and signing, so they f’ed up.

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    If anything these miserable rodents ought to be kicking up some serious reparation payments to White America. For delivering them a living standard so far beyond that of which they could even dream of creating in their cesspool of a “mother land” Africa. Every time they flip a light switch they should pay Whitey reparations. Every time they get in a car, plane, train, ship or bus, I say pay up Homie! When they watch a T.V, touch a computer, use the internet, take a photo, listen to the radio, watch a movie, use a toilet, use a video camera, or make a modern motion picture film that nets them fat profits < I'm looking at you Jamie Fox, and you too Spike Lee ) PAY UP!

    Not to mention the fact that every country in Africa that was not colonized by White Europeans at some point in their history, is an absolute disaster! The only countries on that beleaguered continent that are not 3rd and what I would call 4th world cesspools. Are the ones that were lucky enough to be colonized by Whitey. So I'm even looking to these former colonies for reparations. Oh yeah, that's right Home Boy! It's time for some reparations! SO PAY UP DARKNESS, or for ever hold that slimy tongue of yours!!!

  • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

    “enslaved Africans who built this country…”

    Spit

    • MooTieFighter

      Using blacks as slaves was one of the most ignorant investments ever made. We have lost so much money with that moronic decision. Probably one of the worst investment choices of human history.

  • JackKrak

    Typical of our general approach to blacks – “Yes, yes – whatever you want. Will you leave us alone now?”

    • Pro_Whitey

      I have one size fits all reparations, free passage back to Africa, maybe even a 20-year installment stipend, all for the price of renouncing your U.S. citizenship.

      • ElComadreja

        How about free passage in a leaky boat?

  • Pro_Whitey

    A mistake to commemorate a mistake.

  • SFLBIB

    They must have been put to sleep by the long-winded speech.

  • Anglo

    LOL!

  • Tostig FitzHerbert

    Surely all races ought to pay Europeans and our kin (cyn) abroad, royalties for all our inventions that they so love using. That should surely cancel out so called ‘reparations’ and leave some profit for us.

    • texasoysterman

      If every darkskin on the planet paid half their annual income to the white race in royalties, they might come close to the amount just American darkies have received in bennies in the last few decades.
      It might take three or four hundred years of payments, of course.

  • ElComadreja

    “Juneteenth”. A stupid illiterate name for a day celebrated by a stupid illiterate “people”. It deserves no honor by any white man or woman.

  • ElComadreja

    There would be a crime spree and riots to accompany the buying spree.

  • Whirlwinder

    John Wiley Price our resident Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson all rolled up into one.

  • MooTieFighter

    Many politicians are corrupt, but essentially ALL black politicians are corrupt. This guy was trying to openly steal money from his precinct. Hope everyone is smart enough to get rid of him.

  • Hillbilly

    it’s the Chicago way. Everybody knows now you got to pass it to see what’s in it…… dirty harry and botox Nancy are probably smashing their hard drives as we speak………..