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New York Times op-ed makes the case for reparations for gays over shameful treatment in the past

For the past couple of years, the front page of the New York Times has been dedicated to something that didn’t happen, and the opinion section seems to be the place to make the case for things that will never happen. On Friday, the Times gave the bullhorn to Omar G. Encarnaciรณn, a — you’ll never believe this — professor who thinks the United States should seriously consider gay reparations.
Would you also believe President Trump fits into all this?
The Trump administration has also displayed a keen hostility toward the gay community. Early on, all references to L.G.B.T. people were erased from government websites, including the 2017 apology issued by Secretary of State John Kerry for “decades of prejudice” toward gay and lesbians at the State Department. This month, the Trump administration rejected requests to fly the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay pride, at American embassies during the month of June, a practice begun by the Obama administration as a sign of America’s support for L.G.B.T. rights.
Despite these daunting obstacles, gay reparation is a struggle worth pursuing. Although it remains a relatively new phenomenon, it has so far shown itself to be a useful tool for restoring dignity for those victimized by discriminatory policies and for allowing countries to close long and painful chapters of homosexual repression. At the same time, gay reparation can serve to familiarize and sensitize the public about the injustices of the past, especially a new generation of L.G.B.T. people in the West who have mainly known freedom in their lifetimes.
At the same time, gay reparation can also serve to further divide the nation, pitting the LGBT community against millions of citizens who’ve never done it any harm whatsoever.
This is ridiculous. Gay men are one of the most financially set groups of people in the entire world.

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I was offended once......when do I get my check? Money doesn't change behavior, education and awareness does.

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I wore a pink shirt once and didn’t know because I’m colorblind, still have PTSD, that counts right?

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What about red-headed stepchildren- can they get something for their pain and suffering?

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Left-Handed Reparations.

The MOST maligned and discriminated against people, in The History of The ๐ŸŒŽ!!!

(I am one.)

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I was called the fat friend in school (I wasn’t fat) which led to body dysmorphia and decades of battles with eating disorders and depression. So do I get reparations from those bullies? Or the school system for allowing it to happen? Smh at this this logic ๐Ÿ™„

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I wore glasses as a child and was called 4 eyes. What about reparations for those that had to wear glasses as children? Was also called fatso. Double my reparations please.

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I had blonde hair as a child and I want reparations because the black kids on the school bus bullied me. A nice new Tesla will do the trick.

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Do the reparations I get paid for being gay cancel out the reparations I have to pay for being white?

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If this means I get a Gov. check. No taxes, free education just because I'm gay, I'm down.

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I think we should all pay reparations and give extended apologies to everyone for all the bad things that happened in the past...Oh, now we’re even. Good. That was easy!

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Let's play the analogy game: in the 50's you could be gay and white and sit at the front of the bus...

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Reparations for the 300,000 non-slave owning white men from the North who died freeing the black slaves.

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Can we just bring John Kerry and James Taylor back out for an apology tour? It’d be like Gov. Ralph Northam’s reconciliation tour, but gay.

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