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Proposition: Kathy Lee (San Diego Forensics) vs. Opposition: Michael Beckwith (Binghamton University)

Judge: Rebecca Hayes (Unaffiliated)

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

  • Kathy Lee
    Kathy Lee
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    Michael Beckwith
    Michael Beckwith
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    Posted at October 12, 2015 08:27:30PM EST by Kathy Lee

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    Kathy Lee 07/06/2003
    USFG Ought to Pay Reparations to African Americans

    Posted at October 13, 2015 05:16:49PM EST by Michael Beckwith

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    Posted at October 14, 2015 11:32:56PM EST by Kathy Lee

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    Kathy Lee, 07/06/03
    Rebuttal To USFG Ought NOT to Pay Reparations to Africa Americans.

    Posted at October 16, 2015 01:29:24AM EST by Michael Beckwith

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    Posted at October 17, 2015 02:13:54AM EST by Kathy Lee

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    Kathy Lee 07/06/03
    USFG Ought to Pay Reparations to African Americans

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    Submitted at October 18, 2015 06:16:20PM EST by Rebecca Hayes

    Category Kathy Lee Michael Beckwith
    Use of evidence: 2.5 4
    Delivery skill: 2.5 4.4
    Coherence of arguments: 3 4
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4.5 4.5
    Identification of key points: 3 4
    Comments: Your opening was weak, with pauses and repetition, which set the wrong tone for the argument. Overall I think you seemed like a confident advocate for your position, so a stronger opening would have helped considerably. I think you could have benefitted from a stronger theme and better use of evidence. Your arguments about non-paper money reparations were among your best. From the outset your delivery was very good- you were confident and launched into your argument without hesitation or filler words. Your argument was coherent and thoughtful, you used evidence with impressive ease, and you remained strong throughout the argument. Your arguments about the ways in which policies and programs have already been deployed to help African-Americans were among your best.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Michael Beckwith

    Reason for Decision:

    Both were good debators, and this was a fun one to watch. Michael's argumentation style stood out as the stronger of the two- both stylistically and in terms of the argument itself, he was more polished and prepared.


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