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Biden Supports Slavery Reparations Study

HeadlineFeb 18, 2021

The White House has announced President Biden supports studying whether reparations for slavery should be given to Black Americans. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the issue. Speakers included UCLA law professor E. Tendayi Achiume.

E. Tendayi Achiume: “Reparations is about undoing structures, structures of racial injustice, that are a result of legacies of enslavement, such that pointing to individuals who are Black who have succeeded, who are people of African descent and who are descendants even of slaves, and pointing to their successes can’t negate the fact that we have persisting structures of injustice that have to be addressed, including through a reparations frame.”

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