I know that over the past few years the United States government has tried to redress some of the errors of the past by providing reparations to the descendants of Asian Americans and Native Americans.
I feel that President Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the most contentious issues of America's racial legacy: the idea that the descendants of American slaves should receive compensation for their ancestor's unpaid labor and bondage.
I'm having difficulty arguing in favor of this even though I'm of latin descent and therefore do not consider myself discriminatory.
I know there are differing viewpoints on this issue, but If the government has given reparations to other groups, how can they justify denying reparations to descendants of slaves?
I am having a bit of trouble fathoming the long term ramifications of this endeavor!
Hope someone can enlighten me or at least add insight/opinion...
an "aspiring anthropologist"© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 3:45 am ad1c9bdddf
In essence, the United States government has deemed it appropriate to give reparations to the descendants of other groups that were wronged by US government policies and actions, so it is only fair and just that those individuals who are the descendants of those that were the most severely wronged, for the most extended length of time (1650-1865), are ...
Countrywide Case Study
1. In a narrative format, discuss the key facts and critical issues presented in the case.
2. What were the incentives for Countrywide to write so many subprime loans?
3. What was Countrywide's logic in thinking that originating loans for people with poor credit ratings would result in positive outcomes?
4. If you were CEO of Countrywide Financial, how would you have structured the evaluations of salespeople to prevent them from making loans to anybody without following specific guidelines on income, appraisals, and documentation?
I added two articles, 1) "How the roof fell in on Countrywide" and 2) "The deal that cost Bank of America $50 billion - and counting" to the Unit 4 Course Materials. You should read and review at least one of those articles and incorporate material from it into your responses to the Countrywide case study. Both were published after the case was written and include information that should be useful with at least one of the case questions in the Complete section.
Please include references and in text citationsView Full Posting Details