By Ann Brown
For years, activists Dr. Sandy Darity and Kirsten Mullen fought for the passage of federal reparations to Native Black Americans through grassroots and educational means, but now they’ve taken the fight mainstream.
Darity and Mullen have written an op-ed for The Boston Globe discussing the problems with proposed H.R. 40 reparations bill as it is worded and structured. The bill was first introduced to Congress in 1989 by the late Rep. John Conyers of Michigan. Conyers pushed for its passage until his retirement in 2017. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee re-introduced H.R. 40 in 2019. The U.S. House held the first-ever reparations hearing on Juneteenth 2019 with testimony from Ta-Nehisi Coates, Danny Glover and others.
The bill needs to be re-written, according to Darity and Mullen, a husband-and-wife team of authors and educators who co-wrote the book, “<a target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" Click here to read entire article