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Booker Introduces Bill to Study Slavery Reparations

April 9, 2019

Sen. Cory Booker introduced a bill Monday to initiate a study of reparations for the descendants of slaves.

“This bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country,” Booker said. “It will bring together the best minds to study the issue and propose solutions that will finally begin to right the economic scales of past harms and make sure we are a country where all dignity and humanity is affirmed.”

Booker’s bill is a Senate companion to a similar bill introduced in the House of Representatives in January by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.

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