Considering these undisputed facts, how should we think about the issue of reparations? My own view of the subject was rather tersely expressed by Muhammad Ali. After defeating George Foreman for the heavyweight title in Zaire, Muhammad Ali returned to the United States where he was asked by a reporter, “Champ, what did you think of Africa?” Ali replied, “Thank God my granddaddy got on that boat.”
It was around and about that time but it was a black bloke working for, I think, ABC. Certainly, it was a reporter. He’d seen the bodies washing over some waterfall as a result of some internecine massacre or other.
Anyone got a link to the proper story?