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Sure, let’s pay reparations but start from the beginning of the supply chain - Africa

Tim Young: "We can’t deny slavery shaped world history. Don Lemon in his coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral questioned Hilary Fordwich, an expert on the royal family, as to whether their immense wealth should be used to pay reparations. Her answer silenced the typically verbose Lemon:

Hilary Fordwich: "Well, I think you’re right about reparations . . . if people want it though, what they need to do is, you always need to go back to the beginning of the supply chain. Where was the beginning of the supply chain? That was in Africa. Which was the first nation in the world that abolished slavery? The British . . . Two thousand naval men died on the high seas trying to stop slavery. If reparations need to be paid, we need to go right back to the beginning of that supply chain and say, ‘Who was rounding up their own people and having them handcuffed in cages?"

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