We recently brought you the story of a Democrat candidate for president calling for slavery reparations. Now she has some famous company.
Former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile has come out for slavery reparations. She wants to model them after what was done in South Africa after the end of apartheid.
From PJ Media:
Former Democratic National Committee Interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile suggested that the U.S. follow South Africa’s example on reparations.
Under President Thabo Mbeki in 2003, the South African government announced it would “pay reparations totaling $85 million to more than 19,000 victims of apartheid crimes who testified about their suffering before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” according to the New York Times.
Brazile said she has “always believed” the U.S. “needed something” like the reconciliation process that took place in South Africa.
“So, 244 years of slavery and, based on what I learned from my family, when slavery was over with, they had no car, they had no home, they had nothing, they started from scratch, from 1863 to 1964, getting public accommodations you had a whole other struggle with Jim Crow, and then from 1964, ’65 forward. We’re not that far from where we started and yet we’re still having this conversation,” Brazile said.
“I’ve always believed that we needed something like they had in South Africa where we talk about reconciliation, where we’re able to put this stuff on the table,” she added. “Look, I’m more like James Brown. I don’t want to nobody to give me nothing – just open the door, I’ll get it myself. But I don’t want to nobody to hold me back. I’m not going back.”
Believe it or not, there is a bill in Congress to study slavery reparations. H.R. 40, written by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), and cosponsored by Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) among others, forms a committee to study the issue of slavery reparations.
Which begs the question, does Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards agree with his fellow Louisianians and support slavery reparations? Do other leading Democrats across the country agree?