In a gripping episode of “The Patrick Madrid Show,” Patrick Madrid delves into the topic of reparations for slavery, a debate that’s sizzling in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Patrick introduces you to Rafe Heydel-Mankoo, a speaker at Cambridge University, who boldly argues against the concept of reparations.
Heydel-Mankoo, potentially of Indian or Pakistani descent, confronts a room of visibly uncomfortable students with his controversial stance. He questions the ethical and legal validity of demanding reparations for events several generations old. His argument? Reparations in tort law are meant for direct victims, not distant descendants. Plus, he challenges the selective targeting of Britain and the US for reparations while overlooking the roles of African and Arab entities in the slave trade.
Patrick explains that if you try to make an argument against reparations, the opposing side may bring up the idea of “white privilege,” arguing that white people have indirectly benefited unknowingly from slaves, even to this day. You might completely disagree with that principle, but he advises you to come up with a response for that argument.