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Lame Duck US Congress Should Pass Bill to Study Reparations for Slavery

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Click to expand Image A young boy raises his fist during a demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia, May 31, 2020. © 2020 Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Before the 116th US Congress adjourns for the year, it has a chance to do something historic: vote on House Resolution (H.R.) 40, a bill that would establish an expert commission to investigate the legacy of slavery and its ongoing harm, and come up with proposals for reparations. H.R. 40 was first introduced more than 30 years ago, but has languished ever since, never gaining traction as systemic racism became ever more entrenched in the United…

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