'Why not now?' for slavery reparations, House panel is told

6/19/2019, 5:57 p.m.
Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether ...
Actor Danny Glover speaks at the congressional hearing on reparations House Judiciary Committee/YouTube

Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States.

The witnesses at the House Judiciary subcommittee included actor and activist Danny Glover, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, a Democratic presidential candidate.

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