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CNN anchor Don Lemon on the goal of Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Tuesday evening, with the argument of his opposition against the idea of reparations was “naive and stupid”.
Prior to the hearing on the reparations, which took place on Wednesday and took prominent personalities such as Sen. Cory Booker, the actor Danny Glover and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, McConnell said that “no one currently alive was not” responsible for the slavery, and that he does not feel reparations are a “good idea.”
He went on to say that the government is trying to undo, the “original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, bypassing the landmark civil rights legislation and the election of an African-American President.”
During the discussion, McConnell’s argument on Wednesday, lemon took issue with McConnell’s comments.
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CNN anchor Don Lemon slammed, Mitch McConnell argument against reparations as a “naive and stupid”
To say “no”, you are alive dealing with is, ok, this is an argument that is an excuse, a lot of people use,” Lemon said. But no one minds taking advantage of the benefits that you got from the slavery and Jim Crow.
“Maybe you should get back some of your wealth. Maybe you should give back, your grandfather’s college degree, your great, great grandfather, the land, which they have received,” he continued. “The people were not there, but the people reaped the benefits of it, and that is the whole point of the thing.
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Although the Affirmative Action and other legislation that has tried to the disadvantage of Afro-Americans, is it the same as an offer of reparation, lemon argued.
“Social programs are no reparations. [McConnell] is the mixing of the two and, again, misleading the American people has so often been done, especially in the last couple of years,” he says.
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“His argument is naive, it is stupid. I would say it is-it comes from a position of privilege, and probably bigotry as well,” he concluded.
To discuss the consultation on Wednesday, HR40, a bill that wants to make, the Commission to investigate and redress Develop proposals for African-Americans. It is the day of “Juneteenth”, which is celebrated annually to commemorate the day of abolition of slavery was announced in Texas, and, more broadly, the freedom of slaves throughout the country.