Reparations for slavery to get a hearing in Congress

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and Actor Danny Glover to testify at House subcommittee on 19 June Juneteenth The topic of Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor John Conyers of Michigan, the longtime sponsor of House Resolution 40, first proposed the measure calling for a study of reparations in 1989. Conyers reintroduced the bill every session until his resignation in 2017, following sexual harassment allegations. The Texas Nancy Pelosi, said in February that she supports a reparations study, a topic that has not been the subject of a House hearing since 2007. Reparations had been a semi-dormant issue and occasional punchline in recent years, until Coatess 2014 movies such as the Lethal Weapon series and the classics Barack Obama questioned the implementation of reparations, …