Are Black people finally going to receive the reparations activists have talked about for decades?
In her first act of the 117th Congress, U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) this week reintroduced legislation that would fund a commission to study and develop proposals for providing reparations to African Americans.
“Given the role that Black people played in the election, getting him nominated and saving his campaign — there’s no reason they shouldn’t support this bill,” University of Pennsylvania professor of history Mary Frances Berry said of Biden and Harris, as reported by NBC News’ Char Adams. “This is one of the best ways to make good on their promise to attack systemic racism and white supremacy and elevate the economic and social condition of Black people.”
It’s unclear at this time exactly how much a reparations package would cost.