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The Real Reparations: How To Create a Brighter Future For Ourselves

The idea of reparations for Black Americans has been a hot topic for decades, with many advocating for the government to provide financial compensation for the injustices and atrocities committed against Black people throughout history. However, the reality is that the likelihood of reparations becoming a reality in the United States is slim to none. The cost and complexity of such an undertaking would be immense, and it is unlikely that the government would be willing to take on such a financial burden.

 



We All We Got


But while the government may not be able to provide reparations, true reparations can still be achieved within our own communities. One way to do this is through unity and education. By coming together as a community, we can work to empower ourselves and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today's society. This includes investing in education and training programs that can help Black Americans gain the skills and knowledge needed to excel in various fields, such as technology, finance, and business.


while government-provided reparations may not be a realistic possibility, true reparations can still be achieved within our own communities



For Us By Us


Another important aspect of true reparations is entrepreneurship and ownership of intellectual property. By creating and owning our own businesses, we can take control of our economic destiny and ensure that our communities are financially stable and self-sufficient. Additionally, by creating and owning our own art, music, and other forms of intellectual property, we can ensure that our culture and history are preserved and celebrated.


The use of emerging technologies such as AI and automation can also play a major role in achieving true reparations. These technologies can help to create new opportunities for Black Americans, such as through the development of new products and services, and can help to level the playing field in terms of access to information and resources.


Buy Black, Early and Often


Finally, true reparations can be achieved through the support of Black-owned businesses and Black-made products. By using our own dollars to buy Black, even at a premium or luxury cost, we can help to ensure that our communities are financially stable and self-sufficient. Additionally, by sharing information that makes it easier for this current generation and future generations to gain knowledge that's applicable to our ever-changing society, we can help to ensure that our communities continue to thrive and grow.

In conclusion, while government-provided reparations may not be a realistic possibility, true reparations can still be achieved within our own communities through unity, education, entrepreneurship, ownership of intellectual property, leveraging advancing technologies and honoring black-owned businesses and black-made products. It's time for us to come together and make it happen.


Follow Your Orí


Follow Your Orí is a blog dedicated to providing knowledge about natural hair growth, holistic health, mental and physical wellbeing, and other things that can help you live a better life. Orí, which translates to "head" in Yoruba, alludes to one's spiritual intuition and destiny. It is the reflected spark of human awareness buried inside our human essence, and as such, it is frequently personified as an Orisha, or deity in its own right. The Yoruba religion believes that through working with the Orishas to establish a balanced character or iwa-pele, one may cure themselves both spiritually and physically. When one's character is balanced, one achieves alignment with one's Orí or divine self.


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