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100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans

100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans


25. Dianne Feinstein On Reparations

Democratic lawmakers acknowledge that slavery was the original sin of the country’s history, but some just want reparations to go away, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who has an estimated net worth of $58.5 million.

Feinstein, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she understands why author and activist Ta-Nehisi Coates and other thought leaders are calling for reparations but warned the issue is divisive.

“I understand why. I also understand the wound that it opens and the trials and tribulations it’s going to bring about. Some things are just better left alone and I think that’s one of those things,” Feinstein said, according to The Hill.

“This is a major blemish on American democracy that has lasted for over 100 years now,” Feinstein said. “It’s not going to change and we have to learn from it and I think we have.”


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