Can Each African American File A Discrimination Lawsuit And Get Reparations?

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The argument for reparations for African Americans has been a difficult one, particularly because certain questions remain unanswered, such as "How much should each person get paid? Who would distribute the money? What criteria should a person have to meet in order to qualify?" Chicago activist Eve Angel Mama Dee Love Yhwhnewbn (Pronounced Yah Nubian) has introduced a unique approach to reparations. In the May 17,1954 Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education decision, the U. S. admitted that it was doubtful if children could ever overcome the psychological damage of school segregation. Such an admission opened the door to further lawsuits. What if each African American filed their own lawsuit for damages based on their own emotionally traumatic experiences in a racially biased education system? Based on legal definitions of what constitutes an act of genocide against a people, according to Mama Dee's research, most African Americans could qualify to receive damages for emotional trauma.  Everything from inadequate education in childhood to living in segregated neighborhoods as adults could documented and presented as evidence. Mama Dee explains the existing laws and court rulings that can be used to lend credibility to each person's argument. She is herself preparing for a historic court case Wednesday morning, June 25, 2015 at 9:00am in the Federal building, 219 S. Dearborn in Chicago, before Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan in room 1903. This is a test case, and if won, can perhaps establish a blue print for how all African Americans can possibly be awarded damages for their pain and suffering, and at long last receive reparations.