Posted on August 17, 2023

Cori Bush Pocketed Thousands to Teach Graduate-Level Reparations Course at George Mason

Joe Schoffstall, Fox News, August 11, 2023

Democratic Rep. Cori Bush pocketed thousands of dollars to teach a graduate-level reparations course at a Washington, D.C.-area university last year, filings show.

The Missouri congresswoman, perhaps the most outspoken federal lawmaker pushing for reparations over what she calls a “moral and legal obligation” for the “enslavement of Africans” to atone for the harm it caused, reported earning a $15,000 salary from George Mason University in 2022 on her financial disclosure report.

Bush received the compensation to co-teach a summer class at the university titled “The Public Pedagogy of Truth and Reparations,” according to a May 2022 press release from the school.

“This course will look at the creation of interrelated mechanisms: truth telling processes, participatory critical pedagogy and reparations as political and moral practices that can help address state sponsored violence against African Americans and other targeted groups while opening space for to imagine possibilities for greater racial justice in the United States and abroad,” the university wrote of Bush’s course.

“Students will meet other practitioners working on these issues from across the country and learn about cutting-edge practices being employed to address long running issues of structural violence and systemic racism,” the press release continued. “As a result, students will gain insight into the challenges and opportunities of building grassroots initiatives that support communities directly impacted by violence and gain greater fluency and competence in engaging larger policy debates and legislation at the Federal level.”

The contentious ‘Squad’ member has been a leading advocate for reparations in Washington. In May, she introduced an astronomical $14 trillion reparations proposal to compensate for what she believes are racist government policies that created a wealth gap between White and Black people.