Author: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights | Date: 17 February 2021
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ letter in support of H.R. 40, The Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act.
The letter states, “Over the course of the past year, millions of individuals across the country have protested systemic racism and its manifestation in incidents of police brutality, declaring it is past time for the nation to begin to unearth the true severity of the trauma inflicted upon Black communities and begin the process of healing. H.R. 40 represents a step towards this reckoning by finally forcing the U.S. government to recognize and make amends for the decades of economic enrichment that have benefited this nation as a result of the free labor that African slaves were forced to provide.”
The full letter is available here