Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee made the call for reparations for the descendants of slaves in part because of President Donald Trump’s behavior.
Under her proposal, a commission would be formed to determine who would get the payments and how much.
“Tragically, 250 years of slavery in the United States for those enslaved Africans did not receive workman’s comp, salary, 401(k), or anything, and literally built the wealth of the United States and Europe,” Jackson said MSNBC on Tuesday.
“I think America is ready for this because of what we have been going through in the last couple of weeks, because of the attitude of our commander-in-chief, and because of what we have seen,” she continued. “The dastardly impacts of white nationalism, white supremacy, and outright racism that has impacted others, but certainly has impacted, over the decades and centuries, African Americans, the descendants of enslaved Africans.”
“We’re not a broke country. We’re, in fact, a prosperous country if our funds would be directed not to if I might say, the top 1%, but really to people who are in need. But I do believe the country has a capacity and now is the time in this horrible atmosphere that we’re in to really move toward reconciliation and understanding,” Jackson continued.
Pointing to her recent Congressional Black Caucus trip to Ghana and meeting with its president, Lee said now is the time to push for reparations.
Ms. Lee may be ready for reparations, the rest of us, not so much.
Oh please! Why should people today pay for oppression, ” that they had nothing to do with” that happened over 100 years ago?
— Brad 🇺🇸 (@BKemm78) August 27, 2019
“Descendants of slavery” to receive reparations because of President Donald Trump’s “attitude.” Huh? WTHeck is she talking about?
Reparations are a ridiculous concept. It would not move America toward reconciliation or understanding. Nor would it solve one problem. It would divide the US even more. Jackson-Lee is nothing more than a race hustler that perpetuates a destructive victim mentality.
— C. Swickster 🇺🇸 (@cdswick) August 27, 2019
Democrats are obsessed with race, it’s all they talk about, now they’re the party of welfare and reparations! They are so out of touch with reality it’s sickening.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
Become an insider!
Sign up for the free Freedom Outpost email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.