Reparations Hearing | The Anointed Opening Statement of Ta-Nehisi Coates

God Is In This

Ta-Nehisi Coates words were like King David’s slingshot against Goliath…

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates told lawmakers at a House committee hearing that the debate over reparations is “a dilemma of inheritance.” Coates called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying a day earlier that reparations were not “a good idea” because no one who is currently living is responsible. Coates told lawmakers that many of the inequalities created by slavery persist today, including in the form of economic and health disparities.