Cory Booker on reparations: U.S. ‘yet to acknowledge… white supremacy that tainted country’s founding’

Cory Booker on reparations: U.S. ‘yet to acknowledge… white supremacy that tainted country’s founding’
Cory Booker (Image: YouTube screen grab via MSNBC)

[Ed. – Says a guy who grew up in affluence, went to the finest schools, and became a U.S. senator.]

Testifying Wednesday before a House subcommittee on reparations for slavery, 2020 White Houe hopeful Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said that the United States has thus far failed to adequatelyaddress the “white supremacy that tainted this country’s founding.”

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is holding a hearing on subcommittee member Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s (D-TX) H.R. 40 bill to establish a commission to study reparations. The panel invited Booker, Hollywood actor and left-wing activist Danny Glover, author Ta-Nehisi Coates, and others to discuss Lee’s measure that was re-introduced in January. In April, the New Jersey Democrat introduced his own version to the Senate.

Booker, who testified first, said the U.S has “yet to truly acknowledge and grapple with the racism and white supremacy that tainted this country’s founding and continues to cause persistent and deep racial disparities and inequality.”

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