The call for reparations isn’t just because of slavery, but also for years of abuse suffered by Black people at the hands of the U.S. government.
Reparations will be used to right not only the wrongs of slavery but also Jim Crow, massive FBI and CIA targeting of Black leaders and organizations, mass incarceration, and systemic corporate and government-sanctioned discrimination.
Talk of reparations for the descendants of enslaved men and women has been ongoing in the 150 years since slavery officially ended, but talking about it openly on political platforms marks a change for the Democrats.
In 2019, that discussion became a full-blown political debate among 2020 presidential candidates, politicians and activists over what form an apology and restitution should take.
Who said what on reparations? Who hasn’t said enough?
Here are 100 facts on reparations for native Black Americans.