Originally Posted by TF Chipmunk
That is so absurd. That's taking away from all the rest of the people who pioneered in America as well. Giving land to start the slaves off right does not mean the same thing as giving them their own country.
Actually, if memory serves, I believe this was attempted in many
regions of the U.S. Unfortunately, however, these areas [in the form of townships, donated lands, and communities] didn't last very long, due to vigilante white protestors opposed to what they viewed as an 'insurgency' or the desegregation of their county or, state. John A Roark
is far more knowledgeable than I am, in reference to American history. I'll PM him about this..
Incidentally, you won't find much on these townships and the like, because the state and federal level considered it best to keep suck matters quiet. I only know of them because of elder relatives.
But in direct answer to Volcana's question. I'm of the opinion that it wouldn't work. There are still far too many racist elements in the U.S. And the American leadership itself would be opposed to the move, since they'd view it as a major form of 'reparation'
; which we all know the U.S. government, and majority population is fervently opposed to.
On the other hand, if we were to agree to turn these areas into massive gambling resorts, that would probably sweeten the deal for a good many Senators and House members.