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'Reparations Happy Hour' Invites White People to Pay for Drinks

•, By Daniel Victor

Brown Hope, a local activist organization, wanted the event, which was held on Monday, to be a space for people of color in a mostly white city to meet one another, discuss policy issues and plan potential action.

While it was far from the full-scale reparations sought by some as penance for the horrors of slavery and continuing racial injustice, Cameron Whitten, the 27-year-old activist who organized the event, said there was one similarity: It made attendees feel as if their pain were valued and understood.

"It was only $10, but when I saw them I saw their eyes light up," he said. "What I saw there was that people felt like they were finally seen."

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Comment by David Macko
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If I had more money I would be glad to donate reparations in the form of a ticket for any "victim" to a country of his choice so long as it is one way. No exceptions.