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U.S. House holds raucous hearing on reparations for slavery

 


WASHINGTON — The debate over reparations for descendants of slaves catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea from actor Danny Glover and others for lawmakers to address compensation for America's blighted heritage of racism and Jim Crow laws.

Glover, who told a House Judiciary panel that his great-grandfather was enslaved, called a national reparations policy "a moral, democratic and economic imperative."

http://www.startribune.com/democratic-panel-to-open-debate-on-reparations-for-slavery/511499452/

 

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