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‘Why not now?' Lawmakers debate reparations for slavery

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK
WASHINGTON - The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compensation for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, the sponsor of a resolution to study reparations, put a fine point on the discussion: “I just simply ask: Why not and why not now?”
It was Congress' first hearing on reparations in more than a decade, and came amid a growing conversation both in the Democratic Party and the country at...
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'Why not now?' for slavery reparations, House panel is told

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

The hearing comes amid a growing discussion in the Democratic Party about the possibility of payments.
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'Why not now?' for slavery reparations, House panel is told

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The debate over reparations for descendants of slaves catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea from actor Danny Glover and others for lawmakers to address compensation for America's blighted heritage of racism and Jim Crow laws.
Glover, who told a House Judiciary panel that his great-grandfather was enslaved, called a national reparations policy "a moral, democratic and economic imperative."
It was Congress' first hearing in a decade on the topic and comes amid a growing discussion in the Democratic Party on reparations and sets up a...
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