House Committee Advances Bill To Study Slavery Reparations
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A House committee voted to create a commission to study the viability of paying reparations to the descendants of former enslaved people in the United States. While the discussion of slavery reparations has existed since the Civil War, this week’s debate is the first substantive action taken on the potential of reparations. Slavery reparations once again entered the collective psyche during the 2020 racial justice protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd by then-officer Derek Chauvin who is currently on trial for Floyd’s murder. Advocates and lawmakers cheered the renewed ene…

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