Posted on January 11, 2021

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Reintroduces Reparations Bill

Stephen A. Crockett, The Root, January 8, 2021

Anyway, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee is a real one, and she is going to get us some money or she is going to die trying, but either way, she’s reintroduced “legislation that would create a team to explore reparations options for Black Americans” as none other than Joe “I owe y’all one for that whole crime bill thing” Biden and HBCU graduate Kamala Harris are poised to take office.

From Black Enterprise:

Jackson’s H.R.40 bill will allow and fund a formal commission to study and develop reparation proposals for the African American Act. While the bill has received support from House Democrats, many Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have shown strong opposition to the legislation.

“In short, the commission aims to study the impact of slavery and continuing discrimination against African-Americans, resulting directly and indirectly from slavery to segregation to the desegregation process and the present day,” Jackson Lee said in a statement regarding the legislation, according to the Washington Informer.