Passing H.R.40/Reparations Study is Taking too Long

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Thanks for the article.

I know support for reparations has been climbing. And I believe the 11% conservative support is better given that support was lower years ago, so I view it as a good thing.

but, as the article says

“For supporters of reparations, the next stage in the fight may be the education of the public regarding the continuing legacy and impact of slavery on the African American community.

the study will help with educating the public on the need (both morally and economically) for reparations.


Support is definitely climbing. Just since 2019 the White support went up from 17% to 28%, and the Black support went up from 73% to 86%. (Latino support stayed the same but is still a lot better than White support, and I don't have Asian #'s for 2019.)

You're 100% correct that the study would help educate the public and will be an important step. But fundamentally moderate Democratic party leadership won't do it if they think it will hurt conservative/moderate Dems in the short run.

We have to keep on working on education until that 64% number for Democrats becomes 80+% and that 39% number for independents becomes 50+%. That wouldn't be enough to get reparations passed, but it would be enough for Democrats to stick their necks out and be willing to push the issue further. In order to actually get it passed we'll need very heavy support among Democrats and Independents and also probably have to either pull some liberal Republicans or win an election so big that the Republican party is marginalized.
 

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Nancy Pelosi hasn't even put the bill up for a vote in the House, where the simple Dem Majority is all that is needed for it to pass the house,. So bringing up the Senate right now is just a distraction.
Whats the point if bringing it up in the house if its just gonna get nuked in senate.

Since the Dems took over the House in 2019, they've passed a ton of bills in the House that had no chance of going anywhere in the Senate. Why stop now when it comes to HR40? :mjpls:
 

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Biden ain't gotta do shyt. He got our vote already. In 2024 we better make demands or it'll be the same thing.
Y'all nikkaz gonna keep saying that same shyt.
Clocks counting down until Black folks as a group are irrelevant in this country. 28 years left and those years will go in a blink of an eye.
 

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manchin wont let anything go past so no they dont have the votes
they not giving nikkas reparations especially when they tryna win midterms cacs would be outraged and theyll lose
they can never pay yall what yall actually deserve which is trillions upon trillions
yall gon have to figure out a number per person and agree on it
biden damn sure aint doing it
so u have to elect someone whos gonna do it but cant say they're gonna do it before they get elected or they will lose
cacs not gonna elect someone whos gonna give black people money
 

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Since the Dems took over the House in 2019, they've passed a ton of bills in the House that had no chance of going anywhere in the Senate. Why stop now when it comes to HR40? :mjpls:


They pass bills that have the support of the majority of the country, even if they can't get them passed in the Senate, because they think it will help them in elections.

Since reparations has less than 40% nationally, there are at least 30-40 moderate dem representatives if not more who ain't gonna touch that shyt. They know it will go nowhere and they know it will hurt them in their districts. It's a small minority of elected representatives who will purposely hurt themselves for the principle of the thing.
 

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Saw this thread when I couldn’t post.

Anyways, Georgia is going through early primary voting and I voted Tamara Shealey. Come midterms, I’m making the switch and jumping ship from Warnock over to Shealey, even if I have to write her in.

I don’t take too kindly to folks saying they’re going to do something, and not doing it, so I’m just going to vote for individuals who specifically say they’re for what I’m for in the future.
 

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2 seconds of reading the OP and already know he does not know how legislation works. shyt on Joe Biden for his actions and inactions. Stop having opinions on shyt when you don't know how it works.

Also, as stated, Dems don't hold Senate currently. Sinema and Manchin are right-wing money takers who will tank the agenda. You would think by now people would know this.
Do you want them to stop voting as well? There are plenty of people, that vote both democrat and republican, that have opinions and don’t really know much about the process or how things work.
 

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Call his bluff then. He said he supports a study on reparations so hold him to it. Don't jump up and start speaking for the man. Let him stand on his two feet, chest out, and go back on his word.

Either way, at least Black people have a year 2022+ answer. All the speculation will stop and the mask falls completely off.
Supporting a “study” is his way of indirectly saying no without as much backlash.

And it’s almost always going to include “others”
 
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