Who speaks for the descendants of slaves matter. They have voices, stories and intellect
Updated: Jan 10
Listening to actors speak on behalf of slave descendants is not necessary in the fight for reparations American descendants of slavery have all the tools they carry the passion the DNA the psychological pain ingrained in their very being and they are speaking loud and clear as to being the representatives of themselves.
Descendants of slaves in America have historically silenced, their voices have been ignored their images distorted. It is time to hear and see them wholly.
My ancestors, my pain, my voice my time.
After Reparations Study Suggests $151 Million for Each African American, Experts Say Money Alone Isn't Enough
BY JACOB JARVIS ON 7/17/20 AT 12:15 PM EDT
PauseMute Current Time0:11 / Duration0:36 Loaded: 100.00% Quality Fullscreen Kamala Harris Expresses Support For Reparations For Black Americans Affected By Slavery SHARE U.S.REPARATIONSRACISMCONGRESSBLACK LIVES MATTER While debates around reparations for the descendants of slaves often focus on costs of such action, advocates believe discussions must also address other efforts for systemic change. Financial estimates are wide-ranging depending on how they are projected and thoughts on what exactly will, or even can be paid for are also divided. "Reparations is not a check in the mail," Raymond Winbush, author of Should America Pay? Slavery and The Raging Debate on Reparations and Belinda's Petition: A Concise History of Reparations For The Transatlantic Slave Trade, told Newsweek. "We've got to look at the difference between changing symbols and changing systems." NEWSWEEK SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS > READ MORE
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The growing dialogue surrounding racial justice following worldwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd has also brought the issue to the fore. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has got behind Democratic calls in Congress to enact a study on the matter of reparations being made to the descendants of those impacted by slavery.