Posted on September 21, 2022

CNN Royal Correspondent Tells Don Lemon Reparations SHOULD Be Paid for Slavery – By Africans

Tommy Christopher, Mediaite, September 20, 2022

CNN royal commentator and global business consultant Hilary Fordwich took anchor Don Lemon by surprise when she said reparations for slavery should be paid — by Africans.


LEMON: Well, this is coming when, you know, there’s all of this wealth and you hear about it comes as England is facing rising cost of living {snip}

And then you have those who are asking for reparations for colonialism. {snip}

FORDWICH: Well, I think you’re right about reparations in terms of if people wanted, though. What they need to do is you always need to go back to the beginning of a supply chain. Where was the beginning of the supply chain. That was in Africa. And when that crossed the entire world when the slavery was taking place, which was the first nation in the world that abolished slave — slavery. The first nation in the world to abolish it, it was started by William Wilberforce, was the British. In Great Britain, they abolished slavery. Two thousand naval men died on the high seas trying to stop slavery. Why? Because the African kings were rounding up their own people. {snip}

{snip} If reparations need to be paid, we need to go right back to the beginning of that supply chain and say, who was rounding up their own people and having them handcuffed in cages. {snip}

And maybe, I don’t know the descendants of those families where they died at the — in the high seas, trying to stop the slavery that those families should receive something too {snip}