Sheila Jackson Lee is one more democrat who is out of touch with the American people but continues to pander to her district in Houston.
She is blinded by her continuous race-baiting to try and get reparations for slavery. It’s pathetic and should be offensive to any black American. According to Columnist Coleman Huges’ testimony before the Judiciary Committee, the moment you give reparations to blacks they become victims:
Reparations by definition are only given to victims, so the moment you give me reparations, you’ve made me into a victim without my consent. Not just that, you’ve made 1/3 of black Americans who poll against reparations into victims without their consent, and black Americans have fought too long for the right to define themselves to be spoken for in such a condescending manner.
Recent polls also back up the fact that most Americans are not “ready for this”:
A Fox News poll in April found that 60 percent of Americans oppose paying cash reparations to descendants of slaves, while just 32 percent support it. A Rasmussen pollin the same month found that just 21 percent of likely voters think taxpayers should pay reparations to black Americans who can prove they are descended from slaves.
On the 400 year anniversary of slavery, Jackson-Lee blames Trump and white nationalism for why America is ready for reparations:
“The commission would study reparation proposals. We would not dictate to the commission its design but, clearly, it would be designed for those descendants of slavery. Tragically, 250 years of slavery in the United States for those enslaved Africans did not receive workman’s comp, salary, 401(k), or anything, and literally built the wealth of the United States and Europe. That’s why it was called the trans-Atlantic slave trade, taking enslaved Africans from Africa, frankly, from many parts of Africa.”
“This commission would have the authority appointed by the President, the Majority Leader, the Speaker, and scholars, to really dig deep. Something that we have never done before. And to design the response. And I think America is ready for this because of what we have been going through in the last couple of weeks, because of the attitude of our Commander-in-Chief, and because of what we have seen.”
“The dastardly impacts of white nationalism, white supremacy, and outright racism that has impacted others but certainly has impacted over the decades and centuries African-Americans, the descendants of enslaved Africans.”