House Panel Advances Bill to Study Reparations

House Panel Advances Bill to Study Reparations

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House Panel Advances Bill to Study Reparations

A House committee voted on Wednesday to advance H.R. 40, a bill that would create a national reparations commission to redress the wrongs of human bondage in the United States.

“The bill calls for a commission to examine the practice of slavery, as well as other forms of discrimination that the federal and state governments inflicted on former slaves and their descendants — sharecropping, the practice of redlining. And then the commission is to study appropriate remedies, including the possibility of apology and the possibility of reparations of some form.” “I do feel you can ensure pride within our race as we accept our lineage as victors. And the same history will command the respect of my fellow americans, an example of how to overcome the most overwhelming odds.” “We’re successful. We believe in determination, and we believe in overcoming the many bad balls that we have been thrown. We’ve caught them, and we’ve kept on going. That is not the point of H.R. 40, the commission to study and develop reparation proposals for African-Americans. We’re hidden in the corners of this nation, of those of African-American heritage, the descendants of enslaved Africans who have felt the sting of disparities.” “It does seem that current events have led more lawmakers and more Americans to take a closer look at this issue and at this legislation.”

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