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CNN’s Don Lemon and British Royal Commentator Agree Reparations Should be Paid – but, Not on Who Should Pay or Get Them

By Craig Bannister | September 20, 2022 | 11:57am EDT
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Liberal CNN Host Don Lemon asked British royal commentator and global business consultant Hilary Fordwich if reparations should be paid and she actually agreed...sort of.

When asked about reparations for colonialism in the wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death, Fordwich turned the tables on Lemon and said that, indeed, they should be paid – by the Africans at the beginning of the slave supply chain – and they should also be paid to the descendants of the British who died on the high seas trying to stop slavery.

“Well, I think you’re right about reparations. In terms of, if people want it, though, what they need to do is you always need to go back to the beginning of a supply chain.

“Where was the beginning of the supply chain? That was in Africa, and when it crossed the entire world, when slavery was taking place, which was the first nation in the world that abolished slavery? The first nation world to abolish it, it was started by William Wilberforce, was the British. In Great Britain, they abolished slavery.”

“Two thousand naval men died on the high seas trying to stop slavery. Why? Because the African kings were rounding up their own people, they had them on cages waiting in the beaches. No one was running into Africa to get them.

“And I think you’re totally right. 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?’ Absolutely. That’s where they should start. And maybe, I don’t know, the descendants of those families where they died at the, in the high seas trying to stop the slavery, that those families should receive something too, I think, at the same time.”

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