Senior USMB Moderator
Gold Supporting Member
- Nov 17, 2009
- Reaction score
- Las Vegas, Nevada
As divisive as this is, it's unlikely to ever happen, but even if it were to move forward it's unconstitutional on its face.
Despite the enormity of the task behind the legislation known as H.R. 40 — named for the "40 acres and a mule" that has come to symbolize the post-Civil War government's failure to help formerly enslaved people — the bill has new political momentum since its last introduction in 2019, when the GOP controlled the White House and Senate. The nationwide protests last summer following George Floyd’s killing have raised public awareness of racial injustice and kick-started a national conversation that advocates for a reparations dialogue see as valuable.
The House proposal has been introduced in every Congress for more than three decades and would establish a commission of experts to study direct payments to African Americans.www.politico.com