Senator Elizabeth Warren said the United States was “built on the backs of enslaved people” during a speech Friday; claiming it’s now time for a “full-blown conversation” about racial reparations.
“America was founded on principles of liberty and built on the backs of enslaved people. It is time for our government to face this truth. Time for America to have a full-blown national conversation about reparations,” said the Senator in Atlanta.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaigns in Atlanta: "America was founded on principles of liberty and built on the backs of enslaved people. It is time for our government to face this truth. Time for America to have a full-blown national conversation about reparations." pic.twitter.com/ZY0JAC1NVe
— The Hill (@thehill) November 22, 2019
Warren also doubled-down on the Democrats’ year-long claim that Stacey Abrams is the rightful governor of Georgia; saying the midterm elections reveal how “broken” America’s “democracy” has become.
“Right now, our democracy is broken. How do I know? Because Brian Kemp is sitting in @StaceyAbrams’ chair. And we are all grateful to Stacey for what she’s doing to make sure that never happens again in this country,” posted Warren on social media.
Right now, our democracy is broken. How do I know? Because Brian Kemp is sitting in @StaceyAbrams’ chair. And we are all grateful to Stacey for what she’s doing to make sure that never happens again in this country.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 22, 2019
“Voter suppression is just one more relic of Jim Crow, and we need to say so. That’s why I have a plan to strengthen voting in America. It starts with restoring the Voting Rights Act,” she added.
“We all know—and say—the names of those whose lives have been cut short with callous indifference by law enforcement. Let’s honor Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Rekia Boyd, Korryn Gaines, Sandra Bland, and Atatiana Jefferson by reforming our criminal justice system once and for all,” Warren concludes.
DEVELOPING: Cory Booker Introduces First ‘Reparations’ Bill in US Senate
Outspoken Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker introduced new legislation this week that would create a federal panel to study the implementation of reparations for the descendants of enslaved Americans prior to the Civil War in the mid-19th century.
“This bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country. It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and humanity is affirmed,” said Booker.
“Since slavery in this country, we have had overt policies fueled by white supremacy and racism that have oppressed African-Americans economically for generations,” Booker added. “Many of our bedrock domestic policies that have ushered millions of Americans into the middle class have systematically excluded blacks through practices like GI Bill discrimination and redlining.”
The issue of federal reparations has taken center stage in the 2020 Democratic primary fight in recent weeks, with top candidates -including Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren- saying new legislation is required to study the potential payments.
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MAD MAXINE: Waters Calls for Racial Reparations, THREATENS Ben Carson in Fiery Exchange
California Congresswoman Maxine Waters raised eyebrows during a fiery speech in Selma, Alabama over the weekend; calling on Congress to pass a financial reparations bill to address racial inequality and outright threatening Housing Secretary and former Presidential nominee Ben Carson.
Waters was answering questions from audience members when she was asked whether she would sponsor a reparations bill in the US Congress; saying she’d be “happy to do that” but adding Democrats need to re-take the House in order to pass the legislation.
“I’d be happy to do that. That’s no problem,” she said. “In order to get where we need to go on this issue and other issues, we really got to understand that 2018 is important in taking back the House and taking back the Senate.”
“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,” she added.
“And by the way, we’re going to take care of Ben Carson too,” she bizarrely stated.
Watch Waters’ comments above.
h/t American Mirror