Because everybody who was paying attention and who knows about the history of reparations in these United States knows that’s what happened
“We recognize our lineage as a generational trust, as inheritance, and the real dilemma posed by reparations is just that: a dilemma of inheritance,” Coates told a packed room gathered for hearing on HR 40, a House bill that would create a commission to study the historical need for reparations. “It is impossible to imagine America without the inheritance of slavery.”
Anand Giridharas suggests we just drop everything and watch it.
For those unfamiliar with Juneteenth (or who would just like to learn more, because dude is a historian), Jelani Cobb gives us a tutorial
And a quick tutorial on how the first white Americans were given land for free from none other than Dr. Martin Luther King