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Rashad Richey Real Talk: "America Is Actually For Reparations"

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What is America's original sin? SLAVERY.

The freakin idea that you could own another person was normal. That idea, backed by the American government, created a ripple effect that is still felt today in our economic and social realities.

For the first time the US Congress, specifically the subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties is set to hold "reparation" hearings. They're really discussing how to establish a commission to study the consequences and impacts of slavery and make recommendations for reparations proposals.

The hearing is titled "H.R. 40 and the Path to Restorative Justice." Reparations simply means repair... America has apologized for slavery 5 times but has done nothing to address its impact.

And America has paid reparations before; the Japanese, Native Americans, some Jewish descendants and others have ALL been given reparations and rightfully so... question is, where do you stand?