Reparations: Who Should Pay?

DVD Release: April 14, 2009


This sequel to “Emancipation Revelation Revolution” summarizes the racist tendencies of the Democrat party compared to the Republican Party that was created as an abolitionist party. It discusses in depth the role that both parties played to either keep blacks in bondage or liberate them and give them full citizenship rights. From the founding of the KKK to the implementation of Jim Crow laws, the move to keep blacks disenfranchised in American politics can be traced through the Democrat party. If the issue of reparations is discussed, this historic accountability should be considered.

Dove Review

This intriguing DVD looks at the history and role of the Republican party in fighting against slavery and for the equality of blacks. We learn, and maybe surprisingly, that it was the Republican party, particularly during the Civil War and Post-Civil War period, that most supported Civil Rights. Several examples are given in this DVD, including the fact that Charles Sumner, a Republican and Anti-Slavery proponent, was beaten with a club by Democrat Preston Brooks. This DVD ultimately includes a quote by a black leader that says blacks need to move on and not worry about reparations of pay for past deeds for all people have had injustices. But blacks, he says, need to lead by hard work and forging ahead in life. DeRoy Murdock, a columnist, says that blacks need to look in the windshield in front of them and not in the rearview mirror. This DVD aims for an accurate portrayal of past historical events.

This documentary speaks about abortion and as columnist Star Parker says, how could our nation stand so strongly for Civil Rights but favor abortion? The DVD also mentions women’s suffrage and the right to vote. The film’s focus on all Americans looking ahead is to be commended. Historian David Barton is featured and offers some insights in this documentary. As outlined in the DVD, Democratic leader Robert Bird was a member of the Klu Klux Klan. This DVD makes the point that Republicans are more sensitive, or at least have been in the past, to the plight of minorities than today’s voters might realize. We are pleased to award this DVD our Dove Seal for ages twelve plus. This is an educational DVD which should be seen by every voter in America!

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: A few archive photos of corpses on battlefields during the Civil War; art depictions of battles and men dead on the battlefield; archived video of the Klu Klux Klan riding with torches; a depiction of a man being beaten with a club for his stand against slavery.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Various issues such as Civil Rights, abortion, and suffrage are discussed in addition to a black man's comments that blacks need to move forward and not worry about reparations of pay for past wrongs but they need to make their own future.


Company: Renaissance Women Productions
Writer: Nina May
Director: Nina May
Producer: Nina May
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 25 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter