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.

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For those unfamiliar with Juneteenth (or who would just like to learn more, because dude is a historian), Jelani Cobb gives us a tutorial

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And a quick tutorial on how the first white Americans were given land for free from none other than Dr. Martin Luther King

Reverend Dr. King Speaks on Federal Subsidies for *White* Landowners