Congressman booed in reparations hearing

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover testified before a House panel hearing on reparations for slavery, bringing a political issue from the campaign trail to the front and center on Capitol Hill.

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50 Comments on "Congressman booed in reparations hearing"

  1. Nedbo Savage | June 19, 2019 at 6:13 PM | Reply

    They Say Remember 9/11 But Forget Slavery 🤦🏿‍♂️

  2. Reparations for me, then. I am from a Teutonic Tribe and was from a peasant family.

    • Samuel Jerkson | June 20, 2019 at 11:19 AM | Reply

      @fourclawrider The Celts were at war with Rome for centuries and beat them, which led to it’s sacking and downfall. How you figure that bears any resemblance to American slavery is beyond me. The fact is, slaves and their families were brought over in chains and treated worse than cattle. Mother’s watching their children get auctioned off, rape and endless beatings, constantly getting sick and diseased. All this work helped build the economy. Slaves that survived and their families never were given justice or compensation as repayment. We gave Native Americans reparations in casinos, tax breaks, and free education. What did slaves get? The KKK, job and house discrimination (this still affects us today), segregation, and sub par schooling and education in poor neighborhoods. Reparations don’t have to be cash payments nor should they be handed out en masse to every black person, but those with direct ancestry to slaves should receive some form of benefits from the government. It’s the right thing to do.

    • fourclawrider | June 20, 2019 at 11:28 AM | Reply

      @Jennifer Loftus Well isn’t that the whole point? Europeans were underdogs for most of history and we still came out on top, for a relatively short period that is likely over now I should add – the eastern superpower are slowly getting back in the pole position where they’ve always been. We didn’t get reparations, turned out fine, just given enough time. We focused on progress instead of the past.

    • Debra Turner | June 20, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Reply

      YES, FOR YOU ALSO !!

    • Luke Ulibarri | June 20, 2019 at 12:31 PM | Reply

      @Jake Veikoso Twigg blacks sold other blacks to the europeans. But only whites are held responsible for slavery i guess. Lets ignore that blacks have been enslaving each other for longer than whites.

  3. Burgess Owens gave the speech of the hearing. Why doesn’t CNN post that.

  4. Rouge Et Noir | June 19, 2019 at 7:17 PM | Reply

    Shame on you CNN for NOT asking the real authors of this argument..dragging out the tired old NAACP per usual. They are not at forefront of this cause and you know it!

    • They’re not serious! They are pandering to the Black vote that’s done bye-bye!

    • Rouge Et Noir for any Americans that want real news: do an in-depth study of a lawsuit by a relatively small number of BLACK (not African-American, they were born in America, therefore no hyphen) farmers against the USDA I believe it was by a man named Pickford, they kept adding bogus people on the list, money was found going to single black moms in Compton, CA…IF the Senate ever passed this insane Marxist wet dream then the fraud would make Medicare fraud pale in comparison, black people need to let go of SLAVERY because it doesn’t affect you one iota because you are not a slave…unless you vote for and support democrats, then you are still in chains

    • Bonita Young | June 20, 2019 at 9:21 AM | Reply

      @kevin w Tell Southerners to let go of confederacy. Tell the survivors of 9/11 to let it go. and Tell the Jews to let go of the Holocaust. You don’t get to tell Black Americans to let go of our history . Are you insane?

  5. Braves Country | June 19, 2019 at 8:04 PM | Reply

    P A N D E R I N G

    • Blackintell Williams | June 20, 2019 at 12:12 PM | Reply

      Top Secret Productions LLC got THAT RIGHT these fools are trying to strongly suggest the Republican party were and are the savior’s of the black race

    • Anthony King | June 20, 2019 at 12:15 PM | Reply

      Braves Country Unfortunately your argument holds no weight. The poorest states are ran by republicans. But yet they still vote overwhelmingly republican. Should they switch to Democrats? And it’s not the policies that Democratic’s put in place, but policies both Republicans and Democratic’s have put in place. They are secretly on the same team. They both serve green (money). You are basically saying that black people are sheep. Well sir, so are you and the millions of other white people that blindly vote Republican or Democrat. I’m sure you have heard of divide and conquer, well we as a country are doing that to ourselves with our political system. Rome fell from within, and unfortunately so will we. There is no outside threat more dangerous to us than we are to ourselves. You have been fooled my friend and as the old quote goes “it’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled”. In short, both parties are trash and don’t have “the people’s” best interests in mind.

    • fourdegreeswarmer | June 20, 2019 at 12:21 PM | Reply

      Veritas Est Lux wow talk about disingenuousness. You better zip up, you’re false equivalency is showing.

    • fourdegreeswarmer | June 20, 2019 at 12:22 PM | Reply

      Braves Country

      “…as a former Democrat…”

      “…Democrat Plantation™️…”

      Whatever you say pal 😂😂

  6. Watch the Hodge Twins on this matter 💪

    • Metallkopf86 | June 20, 2019 at 12:07 AM | Reply

      I just watched it a couple hours ago, was amazing. But they’re known as “the conservative twins” now.

  7. Alexander The Great | June 20, 2019 at 12:51 AM | Reply

    Democrats need to explain how they plan to make reparations and exactly who gets it.

    • There is no explanation because it’s logically impossible, just another pandering attempt to recoup votes that Hillary lost in 2016.

  8. Daniyal Raza Kazmi | June 20, 2019 at 1:38 AM | Reply

    CNN please,
    When Coleman Hughes testifies before the congress please upload the video!

  9. Stink Meaner | June 20, 2019 at 2:00 AM | Reply

    According to Mitch McConnell, Obama’s election was part of dealing with slavery?? WTF??

  10. fightFIRE withICE | June 20, 2019 at 8:15 AM | Reply

    How do we end slavery and racism? Stop talking about it!!!!

    Anyone alive in America now didn’t own slaves or was a slave. This was an evil part of our history and we need to move on as a nation. Reparations is a joke. So if the government throws a black man a couple G’s, were all even now? You then forgive the action of enslaving your forefathers. Give me a break…

  11. I wonder if CNN have the guts to show Burgess Owens testimony

    • James Collinson | June 20, 2019 at 10:18 AM | Reply

      No. You can find his testimony covered by other networks. CNN won’t touch it.

    • Burgess Owens testimony was a joke. Go study America’s history with slavery and Jim Crow. America has never made amends to African American’s yet they’ve been contributing to the wealth and innovation of this country for 400 years to be exact.

    • @jahfreep stop being a BAY DUH MALE

  12. CNN should show what Coleman Hugh’s said

  13. C’mon Kentucky vote the Mitch out. He and his wife are the swampiest of swamp creatures.

  14. Republicans just looovveee to trot out the Constitution when it helps them. Otherwise they forget all about it.

  15. Benita Ingram | June 20, 2019 at 11:01 AM | Reply

    He got booed for his assertion of “small subset”.

  16. chusic chusic | June 20, 2019 at 11:51 AM | Reply

    Hating a on a Brother with some get up and go!

  17. huckle berry | June 20, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Reply

    Fastest way to a 2nd civil war = reperations.

  18. Slim Pickens | June 20, 2019 at 12:16 PM | Reply

    A small subset of the community from long ago..lol

  19. Debra Turner | June 20, 2019 at 12:20 PM | Reply

    WHO GIVES A DAMN ABOUT WHAT MITCH McCONNELL HAS TO SAY ABOUT “HEBREW ISRAELITES REPARATIONS.”

  20. “We elected an African American President”…
    Wow.

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