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Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act


February 10th, 2009

Old Glory Radio reports that the Democratically controlled congress has introduced a reparations-bill for African Americans. From it:

Comission to Study Reparation Proposals from African-American Act (Introduced in the House) HR 40 IH

11th CONGRESS

1st Session

H.R. 40 To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a comission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes.  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2009

Mr. CONYERS (for himself and MR. SCOTT of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

__________________________________________________________________________A BILL To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a comission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial economic discrimination against African-American, and the impact of these forces on living American-American, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes ...

This bill is clearly aimed at making up for past mistakes and crimes.  Although many consider this a good thing, one wonders whether simply giving money is going to help blacks in any meaningful way.  My guess is it won't.  They are best served by being treated as equals of whites; they should have the same opportunities, they don't need more handouts.

Lets hope that possible 'reparations' will consist out of improving education in black neighborhoods and not out of more welfare.

 
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