Here’s what we know.
The House Judiciary Committee recently approved of a bill that would create a new commission dedicated to looking at reparations for black Americans.
The bill will create, “a 15-member ‘Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans,’ which would recommend “appropriate remedies.” The text of the bill argues that slavery resulted in ‘systemic’ discrimination against black Americans whose effects endure: ‘[A] preponderance of scholarly, legal, community evidentiary documentation and popular culture markers constitute the basis for inquiry into the on-going effects of the institution of slavery and its legacy of persistent systemic structures of discrimination on living African Americans and society in the United States.'”
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