"ancestors" redux

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Nov 19 21:18:18 UTC 2008

Correcting an error:  377 hits, not 137.


 From "U.S. Apology for Slavery--Apparently Not Front Page News", by
Ananda S. Osel, in _The Humanist_, November/December 2008, page 5, col. 2:

"_Harper's_ magazine estimates the reparations of over $100 trillion
are due to the ancestors of slaves."

(137 Google hits for "reparations" "ancestors of slaves", including
one which refers to "surviving ancestors of slaves" and another to
"ancestors of slave traders".)


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