DAILYKENN.com --Danny Glover, who has a reported net worth of about $40-million, is on of two celebrity witnesses expected to appear at the House hearing on reparations for decentents of black slaves in the USA.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, who has a reported net worth of about $30-million, the other celebrity witness scheduled to appear before the panel.
Keep in mind the House is dominated by Democrats.
At what point will blacks be satisified? Some said they would satisfied if we elected a black president.
What effect would reparations have?
First, no matter what the monetary amount would be, it would not be considered enough.
Second, most will squander the money returning it to the economy in a Kenesian-New Deal effect that would temporarily give the economy a boost, but could drive inflation.
Third, it would contribute to white guilt and effectively codify black victimization as legitimate. In the meantime, discussion of reparations will be used as a leverage to keep black victimization on the front burner along with whilte guilt.
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The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel.
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is scheduled to hold the hearing next Wednesday, its stated purpose "to examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, its continuing impact on the community and the path to restorative justice." The date of the hearing, June 19, coincides with Juneteenth, a cultural holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved black people in America.
Former Democratic Rep. 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 .
Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, the resolution's new sponsor, introduced it earlier this year and pushed for next week's hearing. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in February that she supports a reparations study, a topic that hasn't been the subject of a House hearing since 2007.
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