Black People Politics : Reparations Movement Growing Strong...Closer than you think

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    Ray Ray: H.R.40 Reparations, Is a reason to push a vote, share It with your family and friends Let's get our just-due.



Latest Action: House - 03/08/2018 ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP - Ms. Jackson Lee asked unanimous consent that she may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 40, a bill originally introduced by former Representative Conyers, for purposes of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings... (All Actions)

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Another civil rights leader, Bayard Rustin, responded, “If my great-grandfather picked cotton for 50 years, then he may deserve some money, but he’s dead and gone and nobody owes me anything.”
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What Reparations for Slavery Might Look Like in 2019
The idea of economic amends for past injustices and persistent disparities is getting renewed attention. Here are some formulas for achieving the aim


If you’re surprised that the issue of reparations for black Americans has taken so long to resolve, blame the president, President Andrew Johnson. Within months of Lincoln’s assassination, though, President Johnson rescinded the order and returned the land to its former owners; congress made another attempt at compensation, but Johnson vetoed it...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/23/business/economy/reparations-slavery.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab
By Patricia Cohen


Illustrations by Shawn Theodore for The New York Times

 

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REPARATIONS: RACIAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA DEPENDS ON UNDERSTANDING THE TRUTH OF OUR PAST


These articles and essays are merely the beginning of a necessary conversation that we as a nation have put off for far too long. Justice, however, demands it, and the ACLU couldn’t be more honored to provide a forum for these critical voices...

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The case for reparations begins with people like my great-great grandparents



The 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States coincides with a Democratic presidential primary in which reparations for slavery have played a surprisingly prominent role. Marianne Williamson proposed providing up to $500 billion in repayment to black Americans, while Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has reinterpreted reparations through “baby bonds” and a proposed measure to study the effects of slavery...


Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) testifies about reparation for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, June 19. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
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The time couldn't be better than now :grouphug:





Black communities have been robbed’: Will reparations for black Americans finally get real consideration?


“It is time to really have a serious conversation about restoring the wealth that’s been extracted by racism,” Andre Perry, a fellow at the center-left Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program and co-author of the April report “Why we need reparations for Black Americans,” told MarketWatch.





Meera Jagannathan
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‘Black communities have been robbed’: Will reparations for black Americans finally get real consideration?
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