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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) believes that “writing a check” to the descendants of slaves is not “going to be enough” when it comes to reparations.

In an interview with Jemele Hill’s podcast that was released on Monday evening, Hill, playing a game of “for or against,” asked Harris if she was “for or against” reparations. Harris answered: “complicated.” Hill, who interviewed Harris during Essence Fest in New Orleans, told her “that wasn’t one of the choices.”

The presidential candidate then elaborated, saying she supports Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s (D-TX) commission to study reparations.

“We need to address how we’re going to do it… because back to the point I was making about home ownership…back to the point I was making about disparities around education… you can look at health outcomes when you know that black women are three to four times more likely to die in connection with child birth,” Harris said. “So there’s a lot that has to be about looking at this in a way that is about structural and systemic investment in communities.”

Harris said she was “reluctant” to give a simple answer on the issue because she fears Americans will not want to talk about structural and systemic inequalities that reparations advocates have argued have been compounding if the government just writes checks to the descendants of slaves.

“So that’s why I’m reluctant to have a simple answer to it because frankly I don’t believe that writing a check is gonna be enough,” Harris told Hill. “I really don’t… And the worst thing that I think could happen is that checks get written and then everybody says ‘ok, stop talking about this now’ without addressing the systemic inequities that are deep and require investment.”

Harris previously told The Root that “there has to be some form of reparations”—even for “undiagnosed and untreated trauma”—because “we’re looking at more than 200 years of slavery” and “almost a hundred years of Jim Crow.”

“We’re looking at legalized segregation and, in fact, segregation on so many levels that exists today, based on race,” she told The Root earlier this year. “And there has not been any kind of intervention done understanding the harm and the damage that occurred to correct course, and so we are seeing the effects of all of those years play out still today.”

Src: Breitbart

9 COMMENTS

  1. FOLKS,
    WE HAD A MUSLIM PRESIDENT OF MIXED RACE FOR 8 LONG YEARS. HOW DID THAT WORKOUT FOR US. KAMALA HARRIS IS NOT EVEN BLACK BUT IS TRYING TO CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT SHE WAS A POOR LITTLE BLACK GIRL THAT WAS BUSED TO SCHOOL.
    SLAVERY WAS NOT SOMETHING WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF NOR SHOULD THE AFRICAN KINGS THAT SOLD BLACKS TO SLAVE TRADERS. IS THERE ANY RESPONSIBILITY PUT ON THE AFRICAN KINGS? THE SLAVE TRADERS WERE BUYING SLAVES BECAUSE AS CAPTIVES IN AFRICA THEY COULDN’T BE KEPT ALIVE. IT WAS WRONG FOR PEOPLE TO BE TREATED LIKE THEY WERE BUT WE AS A NATION HAVE DONE SOMETHING ABOUT IT. IT’S TIME TO PUT THE SLAVERY SITUATION TO REST AND BLACKS NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR OPPORTUNITIES HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. IT’S TIME TO LEAVE THE PLANTATION, GET EDUCATED AND BECOME SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT DEPENDING ON SOMEONE ELSE. REPARATIONS IS NOT THE ANSWER!!!

  2. Wonder what so-called “descendants” of slaves think about what their lives would be like if slave traders had not brought their ancestors to America. Perhaps they would have been born into some great African country. Of course, they would have no guarantee that they themselves would not be slaves, and even if they were not slaves, what would their lives be like in that great African country ?

    • KAMALA YOU HAVE TO PAY!!!!! YOU COUNTERFEITER!!!!!
      Your own father reported that YOUR family owned Slaves on your
      Families’ Plantation in Jamaica!
      He also stated that hey had a rough guy with a WHIP to keep
      the Slaves In Line?????????

  3. THE FIRST SLAVE HOLDER IN THE USA WAS A BLACK MAN AND THE LARGEST SLAVE HOLDER IN THE USA WAS A BLACK. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO COLLECT FROM THEM. THIS IS A STUPID AS YOU GET. I DO NOT OWE ANYTHING TO ANY ONE AND I DO NOT WANT MY TAX MONEY GOING TO PEOPLE THAT CRY THE LOUDEST. IF YOU CARE ABOUT PEOPLE, THINK ABOUT THE TRUE AMERICANS, THE INDIANS THAT WAS DESTROYED. NO BLACK, BROWN, YELLOW, OR WHITE PERSON HAS BEEN TREATED LIKE OUR NATIVE INDIAN. OH, I GUESS THIS IDIOT FORGOT ABOUT THEM.

  4. OBAMA WAS NOT A BLACK PRSON, HE WAS 50% WHITE, 46% NORTH AFRICAN ARAB WITH ONLY 4% BLACK BLOOD AND THIS SURE DOES NOT MAKE HIM BLACK. HE SAID ON NATIONWIDE TV THAT HE WAS NOT, I SAID NOT, BORN IN HAWAII, BUT WAS BORN IN KENYON AND THAT HE WAS A MUSLIM, HIS REAL FATHER WAS A MUSLIM AND HIS GRANDMOTHER AND THE AMBASSADOR FOR KENYON SAID HE WAS BORN THERE. SO ALL YOU CLOSED MINED PEOPLE THAT DO NOT BELIEVE THIS, THERE IS A TAPE ON NATIONWIDE TV WITH HIM SAYING, AND I GUESS YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE A MINIMUM OF 35 MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD TERROR TRAINING CAMPS, IN THE USA. GOOGLE IT AND YOU WILL FIND THE LIST, I HAVE AND THEY CAN BE VERIFIED, I HAVE AND THE ONE IN SOUTHERN IL. IS NOT LISTED BUT VERIFED.

  5. Kamala harris herself is also a slave owner according to the English Register of the Island of Jamaica. Her Grandfather who was Irish was a slave owner. So does this mean she also pays representations to ancestors of black slaves since her famially is and was a known owner of over 150 slaves at one time according to the British register which kept the records for the Island of Jamaica since its Jurisdiction was under British control during that entire period. They savagely abused them in the sugar cane fields to harvest the sugar cane crops year after year which made Kamala Harris a poor little rich Jamaican child child whose father was irish and mother was Indian and not Jamaican at all she has no Jamaican blood in her. But her mother is in fact from India???????????? So how is she claiming to a poor african child?????? oh she is a transitioned child because she is a Democrat now I understand how she can claim it and get away with it??????

  6. JACKSON LEE AND HER PARTNER IN CRIME KAMALA HARRIS ARE GOING TO HOLD THEIR HAND ON THEIR FAT ASSES BEFORE THEY GET REPATRIATIONS MONEY. IT IS A SCAM BY THE DEMOCRATS. THESE PEOPLE HAVE NO PROOF FROM 1845 AND UPWAARDS OF ANY RELATIVE BEING A SLAVE. IT IS A JOKE. THE DEMOCRATS ARE A HUGE JOKE AND GETTING CRAZIER AND CRAZIER EVERY DAY. JACKSO-LEE WAS IN ON THE KAVANAUGH HEARINGS AND DELIVED 2 ENVELOPS TO THE FORD’S LAWYERS. PAYMENT FOR GETTING THIS IMPEACHMENT DONE. JACKSON-LEE IS NOTHING BUT A LOW COUNTRY BLACK

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