In 2001, the Baltimore Times and former Sun columnist Gregory Kane offered a fair and generous critique of David Horowitz's article, "Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Slavery is a Bad Idea and Racist Too". While conceding that Horowitz had some points, he nevertheless challenges some of his core claims.
Below are his responses to a few of those claims.
Gregory Phillip Kane (c. 1951 – February 18, 2014) was a black conservative American journalist, professor and political and social commentator. In 1997, Kane was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism for a three-part series about slavery in Sudan.
Horowitz needs to read Lincoln in his Sept. 12, 1864, letter to Isaac Schermerhorn of New York. Lincoln wrote that without the help of the blacks who served the Union as soldiers, sailors, laborers, spies and scouts - close to 200,000 people in all - the North would never have won the war. Blacks won their freedom from a reluctant nation and president. It sure as hell wasn't given to us. You should expect such lapses from Horowitz. It's the former leftist in him. But he does have a right to state his views. What is not a right is breaking into a campus news office and stealing copies of papers with Horowitz's ad in it, as students did at Brown University. I'll take Horowitz and his ad, faults and all, over that group any day.