House Democrats have renewed their push for reparations and a national apology for slavery with the reintroduction of legislation that would set up a commission to consider steps to address the “cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery” in the United States.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and 52 House Democrats proposed the legislation to keep the issue alive.
The legislation, considered by the House Judiciary Committee in the last Congress when Democrats were in control, is not likely to be taken up in the 118th Congress led by Republicans.
However, Jackson Lee said she was hopeful about forming a commission to recommend monetary compensation and help America understand how slavery still affected the country, Fox News reported. Read more…