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Proposition: Prince Grant (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Laurie Chang (San Diego Forensics)

Judge: Josh Cangelosi (San Diego Christian College)

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

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    Laurie Chang
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    Posted at October 12, 2015 04:23:05PM EST by Prince Grant



    V.P. Franklin African American Journal 2012

    Posted at October 14, 2015 12:31:22AM EST by Laurie Chang



    J Angelo Coralett- heirs of oppression
    Fox 5 news

    Posted at October 14, 2015 12:02:21PM EST by Prince Grant



    Posted at October 15, 2015 10:17:35PM EST by Laurie Chang



    None available for this speech.

    Posted at October 16, 2015 09:00:30PM EST by Prince Grant



    None available for this speech.


    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at October 16, 2015 11:32:53PM EST by Josh Cangelosi

    Category Prince Grant Laurie Chang
    Use of evidence: 3.5 2.5
    Delivery skill: 3.5 4
    Coherence of arguments: 4.5 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 2.5 4
    Identification of key points: 3 4
    Comments: First Pro speech: nice narrative approach, but balance that approach with good structure as well. Label your main contentions. Nice use of a good scholarly source.

    Second Pro Speech: You dont so much as refute the Opp arguments as you agree with them, namely, that we should pay descendants of slavery but that it is hard to identify descendants, and that racial tensions due exist (which supports the Opps backlash argument). The only clash you provide is that reparations can take the form of non-compensatory reparations.

    Last Pro: Nice sociable speaking!
    First Opp: If you provide counter definitions, give reason to prefer those definitions.

    Second Opp: good speaking, and good job pulling through dropped arguments.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Laurie Chang

    Reason for Decision:

    Reason for decision: Nice sociable debate! Here is my reason for decision: Pro agrees that reparations should specifically help descendants of slaves but agrees that we cannot discover who they are. Moreover, Pro agrees that plan will cause backlash (personally, I dont think thats a good reason not to do the right thing, but Pro never answers this disadvantage of the plan). Also, Pro agrees that plan is already happening to a large extent in the status quo but waits until the final speech to argue that plan will increase at least some of the measures taken in the status quo. However, in light of this question over how much plan will actually solve beyond what is already happening nowin combination with the impossibility argument and backlash argumentOpp has both mitigated solvency and won her disadvantages of the plan. So I think the DAs outweigh the mitigated advantage.

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