(FixThisNation.com) – President Biden is forced to consider using his role in support of legislation that would provide reparations for Black Americans or through an enacted proposal that would push forth reparations for slavery and racism.
Many cities and states have already started considering reparations at a local level, following some campaigning within the communities. On a federal level, there have been some measures and proposals introduced by lawmakers, including Rep. Cori Bush’s, D-Mo., a proposal that would provide $14 trillion in compensation for government policies that she has deemed as racist and which she claimed are in part responsible for the wealth gap between Black and White Americans.
A number of Democrats have also pushed forward a bill that would create a commission that would be focused on investigating and crafting a proposal that Congress would then consider for reparations. While Congress is taking action, Biden has not taken a stance in these discussions, which has led both members of Congress and pro-reparations activists to express frustration over the lack of initiatives.
Reparations activist Dreisen Heath revealed to Fox News Digital that activists were putting increasing pressure on the Biden administration for him to take advantage of his executive authority and create a federal reparations commission. He added that the commission would be an important step as progress at a congressional level is stalling. Racial Justice groups and many Democratic lawmakers have also been pushing the idea of an executive order being signed that would create a national reparations commission, but so far that move has not been initiated.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, had previously argued that the executive order is necessary in order for the country to accept its history and current reality.
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