America’s Sordid History of Paying Reparations to White Enslavers

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The first Americans to receive reparations were white enslavers.

After the Revolutionary War, George Washington and a British dude named Sir Guy Carleton (I swear I’m not making this up, his parents obviously hated him) sent letters back and forth to negotiate some of the cloudier details of the Treaty of Paris.

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