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Democracy NowJun 20, 2019
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Also Centuries of Theft & Racial Terror
On the heels of Wednesday's historic hearing on reparations, we speak with renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lasting legacy of American slavery, how the national dialogue about reparations has progressed in the past five years and his testimony in favor of H.R. 40, which took direct aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Coates says, "It is absolutely impossible to imagine America without enslavement."

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes the Case for Reparations at Historic Congressional Hearing (Democracy Now)
On Politics: Revisiting the Case for Reparations (New York Times Politics)

New York Times PoliticsJun 19, 2019
At Historic Hearing, House Panel Explores Reparations
Hundreds of mostly black spectators descended on Capitol Hill for a hearing that exposed Washington's cultural and ideological divides.
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