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Proposition: Gene Gau (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Sean Tarzy (Binghamton University)

Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)

Resolution: Resolved: The United States Federal Government ought to pay reparations to African Americans.

  • Gene Gau
    Gene Gau
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    Sean Tarzy
    Sean Tarzy
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    Posted at October 19, 2015 10:58:42PM EST by Gene Gau

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    Posted at October 21, 2015 02:16:39AM EST by Sean Tarzy

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    Posted at October 22, 2015 01:47:33AM EST by Gene Gau

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    Posted at October 23, 2015 02:26:15AM EST by Sean Tarzy

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    Daniel Yankelovich, "HOW CHANGES IN THE ECONOMY ARE RESHAPING AMERICAN VALUES" https://www.msu.edu/~mandrews/global/Changingvalues.pdf

    SOURCE: 2012 3rd Quarter: Bureau of Labor Statistics
    http://blackdemographics.com/households/african-american-income/

    Posted at October 24, 2015 02:16:42AM EST by Gene Gau

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    Submitted at November 2, 2015 11:40:59PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    Category Gene Gau Sean Tarzy
    Use of evidence: 2.5 2.8
    Delivery skill: 3.3 4
    Coherence of arguments: 3.6 2.6
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5 3
    Identification of key points: 3.6 3.1
    Comments: You should provide citations for the arguments you make. Why will money solve the problems you bring up? I like your idea of getting the money from defense spending. Is there any author out there that backs up the idea. Also, 2011 is hardly the "most recent" report of government spending since a report comes our every year.

    Use the citation box to provide cites for your arguments. I like your responses to "things have gotten" better arguments. I like your consumer spending argument as an answer as well. Good job with perming the CP.
    You should provide cites for your arguments. The "things gotten better" and "we have a black president" arguments are pretty much the bottom of the barrel argument wise. I also sort of find your give a mouse a cookie analogy relatively offensive. You could have made your argument in a non-offensive way. The mouse in that children's book wasn't oppressed prior. I like the CP of education versus reparations.

    You need to use all your speech time in the closing. The advantage of being on the opposition side in this format is the time. If you don't make use of it, it gives the prop a clear advantage. You should provide evidence for how things have improved. You should also impact out your arguments more. Why is dependency bad? You need to answer the perm to the CP that would give education as well.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Gene Gau

    Reason for Decision:

    The proposition presents a more coherent argument on why reparations can pay families for back labor. Most of the opposition arguments aren't impacted out. The easiest way to vote is on the (dropped) permutation of the CP. Paying reparations and providing education is the best option and there's no reason it can't be done together. In short, the CP isn't mutually exclusive with the proposition's plan. Lastly, the opp spends too much time on defense (things are getting better) and not enough time on offense (why reparations would be bad). The only piece of offense is the dependency argument but the prop answers this because of (a) the one-time payment; and (http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/images/smilies/cool.gif the permutation on the CP.


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