H.R.40 - Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act as introduced.

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humbled1 03/30/2013 9:15pm

Why is it that everyone wants to get over slavery & move on? Most of you who suggest that we move on are usually white, however, there are a few blacks who say this from time to time also. If you happen to be white & feel this way; what gives you the right to suggest such a thing? If you’re white, you can’t even begin to comprehend how slavery still effects blacks even today. Very rarely does anyone acknowledge the fact that this country’s economy was built on the backs of blacks who worked against their will, bred against their will and beaten to death or to the brink of death at will. During the period of slavery in America, this country’s top GDP was cotton bringing in around $300,000,000 annually. Yet the slave labor that generated these returns were never paid, could not own a home, or any type of property actually. Yet its Americans who selfishly say things like “move on” with no consideration to what Blacks may learn for themselves from such a study. Its so sad that so few care.

earthntrees 02/19/2013 9:59am

Would probably be better to set up a commission to discurage current slavery and human traficing in the US and educate the American people.

Kickedout 01/22/2013 6:02pm

It was a economic tool of the time, we have all moved on and no one practices this economic system any longer.

PaulDFilbert 01/16/2013 8:23pm

No one is going to get reparations, what a waste of time, and energy. This guy should be voted out of office for being part of the problem.

Johnny5 01/12/2013 6:05pm

I don’t think we need a commision for this,talk about wasting tax payers money.

530i 01/10/2013 4:19pm

Let it go. This is just to line someones pockets under the guise of racial injustice.

molonlabe 01/10/2013 12:25am

Setting up a commission to make a report on the effects of slavery on society is completely unnecessary and should not be a function of government. This project has a budget of $8,000,000! If this bill were to become law, each of the seven members of this commission would make more than $100,000 a year. Cronyism at it’s finest.

Citizen23452 01/06/2013 6:20am

I think we all fully understand that slavery was immoral.. now lets move on.


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