[eDebate] Question regarding reparations topic in relation to the ballot

Gordon Stables stables
Mon May 12 00:08:54 CDT 2008

Adrienne and all,


Thanks for  checking. The committee, in consultation with Andy, felt that
the literature provided and independent research best supported the two sets
of reparations mentioned on the controversy ballot. 


In other words, if reparations wins all of the wording work will center on
only two those items (transatlantic slavery and indigenous dispossession).  


Thanks for asking. I hope everyone gets their votes in before tomorrow's



Chair - CEDA Topic Selection Committee 


Gordon Stables, Ph.D.
Director of Debate and Forensics
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Southern California
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[mailto:edebate-bounces at www.ndtceda.com] On Behalf Of Adrienne F. Brovero
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Subject: [eDebate] Question regarding reparations topic in relation to the


Hi - 


Am I reading the topic committee's report correctly that a reparations topic
would be limited to only the 2 circumstances designated in their report -
i.e. transatlantic slavery and indigenous dispossession - as opposed to the
numerous circumstances identified in the topic paper (there was a list
inclusive of those 2, but named half a dozen others)?


Or, are those other circumstances on the list still up for consideration in
the event the topic were to be chosen? And if so, what about options beyond
the list in the topic paper (the list was not exhaustive - the paper said it
was just a sample of potential circumstances)?


Just making sure I understand what I am ranking...



Adrienne F. Brovero
Debate Coach
UMW Debate
"Without debate, without criticism, no administration
and no country can succeed--and no republic can survive."
-John F. Kennedy 

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