Marianne Williamson, Beto O’rourke embrace reparations to the debate, applause

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Taken Marianne Williamson, and Beto O’rourke very heart of reparations for black Americans during the Tuesday Democratic night’s primary debate-a national wedge issue that, at least in the debate hall in Detroit, Michigan, seemed like a surefire applause line.

O’rourke announced that, as President, he would work to sign, Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee reparations bill. That legislation, according to Jackson Lee’s office, would “examine the institution of slavery in the colonies and the United States recommend from 1619 to the present, and more suitable tools.”

But Williamson, in cheering to beat the time for analysis is over-and calculate that the “forty acres and a mule” that African Americans were promised after the civil war due, plus interest, and accounting for inflation.

“Well, first of all, it is not $started 500 billion in ‘financial aid'” Williamson, in response to a question by Don Lemon. “It is the $is owed to 200-500 billion payment of the debt, that is what the reparation is. We need some profound truth to say, we do not need another Commission to the evidence.”

She added: “We must recognize that, when it comes to the economic gap between blacks and whites in America, it is a great injustice that was never treated. … A little less than US $ 100 billion [in: reparation] is an insult. I think the $200-$500 billion in politically feasible today.”

Their remarks echoed previous comments on the question: “What I propose, is $200 to $500 billion — I think, a little less than $100 billion is an insult,” Williamson, The Hill said in April.

But polling suggests that Williamson would need to change the minds of a significant number of Americans, the became for the plan to reality.

A Fox News poll in April found that 60 percent of Americans against cash reparations for the descendants of the slaves, while only 32 percent support it. A Rasmussen poll the same month found that only 21 percent of likely voters think the taxpayers to pay reparations for black Americans who can prove they come from the slaves.

However, a finding that could, in 2020, the Democratic presidential hopefuls in a bind, the Fox poll showed that among Democratic primary voters, 54 percent said they were likely to support a candidate that backed up, while 33 percent said they were not likely to be.

In addition, data For the progress found in a survey last year that while the measure had only 26 percent of Americans in favor, it was net positive support among voters under 45. A point Marist poll in 2016, it is found that while 68 percent of Americans are against reparations, 6 in 10 black Americans said they were in favour.

A number of the 2020 presidential candidates have dabbled in talk of reparations, though several yet to really dive into the controversial waters — remaining vague about the extent of their plans.


Sr., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., hit The Grio in February that it is also a generic tax credit for families could make under $100,000 — much less controversial proposal. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has gone a step further and said that the native Americans should be in America “part of the conversation.”

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J.) has a Senate version of Lee’s bill to study the issue In his prepared testimony, he says, the United States has yet to recognise the “real and deal with racism and white supremacy, stained the Land, the Foundation and leads to persistent and deep racial differences and inequality.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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