The Union won on the battle field but many Southerners refused to acknowledge defeat, so there was massive violence against freed slaves, the Klan etc.
In other words, because Johnson revoked the reparations, African Americans were freed but exposed. No place to live safely. In fact, the 14th amendment was an eventual response to much of this
This is why the original person I quoted says CORRECTLY that African Americans are still enduring:
“The legacies of past racism are still present in our society,” said Bostic, who in 2017 became the first Black president of a regional Fed bank. “We have to think about what things are necessary to offset the impacts of those old systems that still flow through.”
HE IS 100% RIGHT
THAT DOESNT MEAN REPARATIONS ARE THE ANSWER, BUT HISTORICALLY SPEAKING HE IS 100% RIGHT
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