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Reparations for Black Americans

December 19, 1990

It was with growing anger that I read the article (Metro, Dec. 10) detailing Robert Brock's desire for "reparations" for black Americans.

To say that I, a 26-year-old white American, am responsible for things done to long dead black Americans by equally long dead white Americans is an affront to intelligence. Brock would have, I suppose, all white Americans have a special tax levied on them because of their race. This would be done in order to punish white people for the sins of their race. Is this not the worst sort of racism? Is this not the same of thinking that Hitler had toward the Jews?

Rather than ever submit to a plan like Brock's, I would die fighting it.

What still amazes me is that you at The Times would run this trash.

MARK EDWARD NOONAN

Van Nuys

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