Since man was expelled from the Garden he has sought to control others via slavery or something else by another name. Whatever it is called it shouldn’t occur but it did and does. However, the off spring of those men and women that were brought to the USA as slaves over four hundred years ago today have freedoms that many in this world would envy. In spite of that fact ‘The debate over whether to pay reparations to the descendants of enslaved people will take a step forward Wednesday when a House committee votes on legislation to create a commission to study the issue, which has been fiercely debated over the past year on the campaign trail and in several communities across the country.
The bill was first proposed in 1989 by then-Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) but has never received a committee vote as it drew little interest from congressional leaders. But advocates of reparations pushed it to the forefront last year as racial justice protests were held across the country following more police killings of Black Americans, including George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The bill continues to face a steep climb to making it into law or to even receiving a vote from the full House, but supporters of the proposal are cheering on Wednesday’s vote as an important milestone in their push to deal with the human and economic wounds the institution of slavery has left on the country to this day.’https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/reparations-commission-biden-jackson-lee/2021/04/13/f146e92c-9bec-11eb-8a83-3bc1fa69c2e8_story.html?utm_campaign=pdb&utm_content=Wednesday_04.14.21&utm_source=Campaigner&utm_medium=email