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Legislation exploring whether Black Americans should receive restitution for slavery may soon get a huge boost, as a growing number of Democrats are hoping to move reparations this summer as another response to the death of George Floyd.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) will huddle Wednesday to discuss their next legislative steps as Democrats seek to confront racial inequality following the killing of Floyd in police custody last month.
The article goes on to state the following:
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), the lead sponsor of the reparations bill, H.R. 40, said her proposal is attracting greater interest within the caucus since Floyd’s death, which sparked mass protests for racial justice around the country and the globe. She’s hoping to tap that energy to bring her bill to the floor for a historic vote before year’s end.
According to the report, Jackson said H.R. 40 provides the opportunity “to have the highest level of discussion about systemic racism and race” and that there is “no better time for H.R. 40 to be part of the national dialogue, and part of the national legislative response.”
“We are able to do it in a manner that is bringing people together,” Lee reportedly said, “that acknowledges that Black lives matter; and acknowledges that there has to be a response.”
Perspective: Reparations need to be part of the conversation about racial justice.
Police violence sparked an uprising, but racial equality demands economic reforms as well. https://t.co/DcCfrb1PTh
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