"My clients just wanted to talk about reparations for the historical and continuing effects of slavery," the Nation of Islam lawyers told the High Court Monday.
Representative Jamaal Bowman responded to the president's joint address of Congress with an outline of progressives agenda to 'rebuild our nation with a new foundation."
The House Judiciary Committee voted earlier this month to advance H.R. 40, a reparations bill that has languished in the House for more than three decades.
Last week, undergraduate students voted overwhelmingly to provide reparations to students who are descendants of slaves associated with the school or its founders. Now, the issue will be reviewed by the university's administrators.
The program is predicated upon the Democratic talking point of "systemic racism" being to blame, suddenly, for all of society's problems.
Giving Evanston reparations was the consolation prize America thinks the Black community wants in response to the civil unrest of the past few years. But it completely misses the point of the change we've been asking for.
Nick Laparra, founder of the company Let's Give a Damn, says the checks are a direct way to help Black people.
"We've come to our nation's capital to cash a check," King declared, arguing that in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers "were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir."
The Chicago suburb's reparations program was established in 2019, with a $10 million fund established from a 3 per cent tax on recreational marijuana sales.
The program would be the first in the nation and is intended to make amends for discriminatory housing policies in the Illinois city.
"It's a sad, sad commentary on this country that it has taken this long," Nkechi Taifa, a human rights attorney and decades-long reparations advocate, told Newsweek.
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas called upon President Biden to support the legislation on Wednesday.
Trump told Georgia rallygoers the government will confiscate their land and firearms if Democratic Senate candidates win the upcoming runoff elections, echoing his 2018 comments on white South African farmers.
"This should not be anything to be scared about or tiptoed around. He should just go bold," one advocate told Newsweek.
Calculations for the financial cost to somewhat atone for slavery vary, with scholars agreeing that no matter the sum, more than just giving money must be done.
If you've been kicking people to the ground for centuries, you owe more to them than merely to stop kicking. You owe it to them to help them get back up.
"We need to be made whole in areas of health care, education, employment, criminal justice, business ownership, homeownership, overall equity and, of course, generational wealth," Councilman Keith Young said.
The militia called for the removal of Georgia's Confederate monument at Stone Mountain Park Saturday.
Texas Representative Sheila Jackson Lee said systemic racism was "a cancer on the skin and the fabric of this nation that has not been remedied" on Wednesday.
"If, in fact, there are ways to get direct payments for reparations, I want to see it," Joe Biden said Thursday
The crisis proves that restitution for the African American descendants of slavery is urgent, affordable and long overdue.
If it is found guilty of a cover-up, the Chinese government must be made to pay. The stakes could not be higher.
Patrisse Cullors has thrown her support behind both Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in a dual endorsement.
"We both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners," the Kentucky Republican said.
From free college to reparations, the math just doesn't add up, and if Democrats continue down this path, they're likely headed for defeat in 2020.
Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly detailed the "brutal injustice" of his Irish ancestors and said slavery reparations for black Americans falsely reinforces that the U.S. was founded by racist white men.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham dismissed the arguments for slavery reparations during her podcast, saying: "It's called conquest."
The debate on reparations for slavery was the focus of a Congressional hearing on Wednesday for the first time in a decade.