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Senator Mitch McConnell believes Barack Obama’s election made up for slavery

ROLLINGOUT — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes Black people in America do not deserve reparations because Barack Obama was elected president. On June 18, Republican Sen. McConnell revealed his thoughts on reparation one day before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations. The hearing will include journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who wrote the 2014 essay “The Case for Reparations,” actor and activist Danny Glover who will testify in favor of compensation for the descendants of slaves.

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By A.R. Shaw

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes Black people in America do not deserve reparations because Barack Obama was elected president.

On June 18, Republican Sen. McConnell revealed his thoughts on reparation one day before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on reparations. The hearing will include journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates, who wrote the 2014 essay “The Case for Reparations,” actor and activist Danny Glover who will testify in favor of compensation for the descendants of slaves.

Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has proposed legislation that would establish a 13-member commission to study and consider remedies for Black people who are descendants of slaves. The commission would also consider a national apology for the 200-year history of slavery in America which began in the early 1600s.

However, McConnell believes that Black people have been compensated enough because of Obama’s election victory in 2008.

“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea,” McConnell told reporters. “We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We’ve elected an African American president.”

In 1998, 80,000 Japanese-American survivors of World War II internment camps received a total payout of $1.6 billion.

Black slaves were promised reparations in 1865 by the U.S. government. Roughly 400,000 acres of land stretching from Charleston, South Carolina, to the St. John’s River in Florida, including Georgia’s Sea Islands and the mainland 30 miles in from the coast, would be redistributed to newly freed slaves.

However, President Andrew Johnson, Lincoln’s successor and a sympathizer with the South, overturned the Order in the fall of 1865.

This article originally appeared in Rollingout.com
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    Celeste Carr

    June 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    He needs to GO!

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    Karen Irving

    June 28, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Bullshit

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    Yolanda Jackson

    June 28, 2019 at 6:57 PM

    I have no idea how he got there it’s amazing to me. How some of the dumbest people in town while in the politicians and you people seem to vote for them the other dumb people. But I guess in this world and it’s been racist since time began and haters since God made it until God come back and clean it up again this is the stuff will be handed

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    Sharon Hand

    June 28, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    MITCH MCCONNELL DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE RE ELECTED!!!

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    Edwards Paula

    June 28, 2019 at 9:17 PM

    But McConnell didn’t vote for President Obama, so aren’t he and others like him still on the hook?

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    Debra Sova

    June 29, 2019 at 1:39 AM

    danny glover is a SOCIALIST

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    Cartellia M. Bryant

    June 30, 2019 at 2:44 AM

    He doesn’t believe that.

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    Luretha Stribling

    June 30, 2019 at 4:27 AM

    Wow, he is certainly not the brightest bulb in the lamp.

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    prerog

    July 9, 2019 at 1:26 PM

    Someone tell this albino, turtle-looking motherfucker to get back to the back of the bus and back to the 1950s. Having a Black president does not make up for shit. If Obama had been of a Black American father and a Black American mother, he would not have made it past the first set of primaries. Obama was and is a CIA-created operative from generational ritual satanic abuse passed down from his white ancestry. He was NOT for Black advancement, just window-dressing for the whites. ‘B-word’ McConnell needs to sit his entire ass down in the deepest Alabama bayou and never see the light of day again.

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