Congresswoman Backs New Bill that Seeks Reparations for Slavery

Robert Valencia
Mar 17, 2019 - 5:00
Congresswoman Backs New Bill that Seeks Reparations for Slavery

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is sponsoring a House bill that seeks to set up a commission to evaluate reparations from enslavement, including the consideration of a national apology. The commission would examine “the impact of continuing discrimination against African Americans,” and recommend “compensation, to begin the long process of atonement for slavery,” Lee said in a statement. Introduced on January 3,

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One Reply to “Congresswoman Backs New Bill that Seeks Reparations for Slavery”

  1. I would ask Senator Sanders, when he walked with Dr. King (who supported reparations) did he tell him, he didn’t? Did he also feel Japanese Americans didn’t deserve their mediocre reparations? Why are the descendants of Slaves not worth compensation? Is it the mentality that African Americans aren’t worth it? We know African Americans are still discriminated against economically, socially and systematically. His position is not a good one if he still sees us as “less than”.

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