Continuing the discussion from Jamaica wants slavery reparations from the UK:
Ok, so Jamaica was full of a bunch of Scottish slaves. So the British will repay the Jamaicans…
The slaves were Irish and African.
The Irish suffered atrocities at the hands of the UK in Ireland and were enslaved in the Caribbean. So, do we pay the islands of the Caribbean, the country of Ireland directly, or the descendants of the Irish slaves who have mostly migrated away?
Or, do we ignore the Irish slaves because they were eventually able to overcome Irish racism due to the extreme “black vs white” nature of 20th century Western racism? We could, since their economic plight isn’t nearly as severe at the current date. Alternatively, we could take a lesson from the Irish and find something else to make everyone hate(the British?) and thus allow the Jamaicans to express their superiority by pissing all over the newly appointed ‘inferior’ group.
I suppose it all depends. Do you think racism is just a natural human instinct? Maybe we shouldn’t hold our ancestors accountable for being human.