Maxine Waters Is Supporting Reparations Commission H.R. 40
Slavery is and was a horrible thing. In this Country, we abolished slavery in 1865 after the Civil war with the 13th amendment. It took a while for the culture to change and it was not a very friendly atmosphere for black folks in America for while. But the climate got better and over time, Nowadays African Americans have the same opportunities as everyone else. Anyone and everyone that was involved with the slave trade has long since passed on. Over 150 years have passed and somehow despite this great deal of time people are still hung up on the past. Maxine Waters is one of those people.
During a Trump bashing session, an audience member asked about reparations in America. The audience member explained how reparation hearings are taking place in the Carribean and Africa. Yet the US only has HR 40 Commission.
HR 40 Commission’s purpose is to “Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act.” So the commission is looking to find a way to pay the descendants of the those enslaved to be paid for this historical wrong.
And Maxine Waters is an advocate for this Commission.
“I’d be happy to do that. That’s no problem,” Maxine Waters said answering the request to support the HR 40 Commission. She elaborated further on how they were going to need to win back the White House and get a more sympathetic leader voted in.
“If we want to get to the point where we can get reparations, we’ve got to have the power to do that, number 1, by having a supportive president would be wonderful, but taking back the House would be absolutely wonderful.”
Watch Her support Reparations below.
No one is saying that slavery was not a horrible thing to have happened. But if the commission were to succeed in getting reparations, does this mean that the Irish also get paid for the ugly treatment they endured as sharecroppers? As they too were considered to be minorities. My point is there would be no end to the possible legal actions. The other cases may not have the heinous nature that is slavery but injustices were a many in the past. Who would be responsible for paying these reparations? Is it fair to punish the descendants of these slave captors, that have no blood on their hands?
I think they should just leave the past in the past. Maxine Waters is just trying to further divide our great Nation.