Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: America Is ‘Ready for Reparations’ Because of Trump’s ‘Attitude’: [SCARY VIDEO]
This week on MSNBC, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) said Americans were ready for the “descendants of slavery” to receive reparations because of President Donald Trump’s “attitude.”
I know. What? I’ll let her explain:
Lee said, “The commission would study reparation proposals. We would not dictate to the commission its design but, clearly, it would be designed for those descendants of slavery. Tragically, 250 years of slavery in the United States for those enslaved Africans did not receive workman’s comp, salary, 401(k), or anything, and literally built the wealth of the United States and Europe. That’s why it was called the trans-Atlantic slave trade, taking enslaved Africans from Africa, frankly, from many parts of Africa. This commission would have the authority appointed by the President, the Majority Leader, the Speaker, and scholars, to really dig deep, something that we have never done before and to design the response.”
She added, “I think America is ready for this because of what we have been going through in the last couple of weeks, because of the attitude of our Commander-in-Chief, and because of what we have seen. The dastardly impacts of white nationalism, white supremacy, and outright racism that has impacted others but certainly has impacted over the decades and centuries African-Americans, the descendants of enslaved Africans.”
Under the Texas Democrat’s proposal, a commission would be created to determine who would receive the payments and how much.
“Tragically, 250 years of slavery in the United States for those enslaved Africans did not receive workman’s comp, salary, 401(k), or anything, and literally built the wealth of the United States and Europe,” Jackson told MSNBC.
“I think America is ready for this because of what we have been going through in the last couple of weeks, because of the attitude of our commander-in-chief, and because of what we have seen,” she continued. “The dastardly impacts of white nationalism, white supremacy, and outright racism that has impacted others, but certainly has impacted, over the decades and centuries, African Americans, the descendants of enslaved Africans.”
“We’re not a broke country. We’re, in fact, a prosperous country if our funds would be directed not to, if I might say, the top 1%, but really to people who are in need. But I do believe the country has a capacity and now is the time in this horrible atmosphere that we’re in to really move toward reconciliation and understanding,” she said.
Lee also said the Trump administration should declare racist beliefs a threat to U.S. national security.
During a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee, Jackson Lee said that the attack in her home state of Texas last week displayed the danger of ignoring U.S. residents who foster white supremacist views.
Pointing to her recent trip with the Congressional Black Caucus to Ghana and meeting with its president, Lee said now is the time to push for reparations. Put into office by voters who have their hands out for guberment freebees.
Many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have either supported the study of reparations or offered a full endorsement.