Jackson Lee On Slavery Reparations: ‘I Think America Is Ready For This’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC


Sheila Jackson Lee reflects on the 400th anniversary of slavery and discusses plans for reparations for black Americans, MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.
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Jackson Lee On Slavery Reparations: 'I Think America Is Ready For This' | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

46 Comments on "Jackson Lee On Slavery Reparations: ‘I Think America Is Ready For This’ | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC"

  1. Philip Teague | August 27, 2019 at 3:13 PM | Reply

    I want REPERATIONS for my 4th Great Grandfather who died freeing the slaves.

    • Give us the name of one slave ur grandpa freed? Just one! What about the millions of white traitors who fought for slavery? Not to mention hundreds of thousands of freedmen who slaughtered them in defense of the nation and the rights that you enjoy today. But those heroic black soldiers didn’t receive equal pay to their white counterparts. Your simple logic would reward the Nazi for freeing the Jews. Stupid, plain and simple.

    • Ronald Jackson | August 27, 2019 at 11:54 PM | Reply

      We need to stop replying to the white people who oppose reparations obviously 🙄 their not that bright. Even with all the handouts and helping hands you all are the most ignorant of them all,but then again having ancestors who crawled on all fours would make you a little silly 😂

    • @coptic777 England paid reparations to Slave owners in Jamaica – this isn’t about England. Next you’ll claim the US paid 300.00 per slave to the slave owners in 1862….. this is why you shouldn’t get your history from twitter.

    • Alex Ocasio-Gomez | August 28, 2019 at 4:52 AM | Reply

      @coptic777 Then you need to sue your master. Do I look like your master? Then why should I pay you anything?

  2. what about the Africans who ancestors were the ones raiding villages and selling those people into slavery? shouldn’t we collect reparations from them?

    • Harvey Desquare | August 28, 2019 at 12:47 AM | Reply

      @Sammy Bolo So long as ADOS get what belong to them.

    • @Sammy Bolo Dont forget the Alphabet people! Yep, wait until the slavery reparation seekers find out the legislation will be written (if it even gets that far) to include ILLEGALS and the ABC people too! That way the Dems – when called to account for why reparations failed can point and say nah ah we tried, but the Republicans stopped us. This time around the Black voters are waking up to the dems – they’re not falling for it. Oh the other dem tactic will be a STUDY! Yes, and they’ll say see, one step at a time thinking Black reparation seekers will be pacified by a study – news flash THEY WON’T, but the foolish dems dont know or believe that.

    • @coptic777 Yeah, no drugs in the black community, right. Cry to the Sackler’s about opioids thats who gets credit for that gift that keeps on giving.

    • Alex Ocasio-Gomez | August 28, 2019 at 4:36 AM | Reply

      @Jim Elliott This is MSNBC. We are pretending like only white people do drugs and mass shootings.

  3. Micheyah Hawwah Roots | August 27, 2019 at 4:37 PM | Reply

    I traced my ancestor on my dad’s mother’s father side to the 6th great grand parent.

  4. The Romans raided my ancestors villages in Scotland and made slaves of them for 1,000 years. I’m off to sue the Pope.

    • Harvey Desquare | August 28, 2019 at 12:59 AM | Reply

      @Kay Sho your right !!

    • Alex Ocasio-Gomez | August 28, 2019 at 1:39 AM | Reply

      Reparations don’t go to descendants of slaves, they are going to people whose skin is the same color as the slaves. I’m white so I get reparations from Rome and the Muslims.

    • @Myron Briggs I felt deeply about it 1,000 years ago but I had to wait until Common Law was invented.

    • Mike Nunyabizness | August 28, 2019 at 3:26 AM | Reply

      @Alex Ocasio-Gomez You didn’t have to tell us. You are a racist and poorly educated, obviously you are white.

    • Alex Ocasio-Gomez | August 28, 2019 at 4:49 AM | Reply

      @Mike Nunyabizness You are a racist and poorly educated, obviously you are either black or jewish.

  5. order of the nyt | August 27, 2019 at 5:35 PM | Reply

    Jackson Lee’s Opinions On Slavery Reparations is of NO Consequences … #IamADOS and I Have No Quarrel With Her… She, However, Does Not Represent #ADOS #peace

  6. Rust belt Crawling | August 27, 2019 at 5:45 PM | Reply

    1619 ?? That was to get away from Britain and end slavery !😂😂😂

  7. Alex Hamilton | August 27, 2019 at 5:48 PM | Reply

    I don’t believe Lee has no clue. I think America is ready to move on from the civil war and stop using slavery every election as a crutch to buy votes. Perhaps if Lee contributes to the ancestors of those who fought and died serving the Union Army to end slavery then she could have an argument.

    • michael wilson | August 27, 2019 at 6:47 PM | Reply

      White people may be ready to move forward, but according to polls close to 70% of black people are in favor of reparations. And if we continue to support Isreal 70 years after the Holocaust and America didn’t have anything to do with the Holocaust, I say why not?

    • Alex Ocasio-Gomez | August 28, 2019 at 4:47 AM | Reply

      @michael wilson Then let them sue the jews. I’m not a jew. Why should I have to pay black people?

  8. Under the Surface | August 27, 2019 at 6:07 PM | Reply

    ‘People of color’ is an anti-‘whyte’ racist term used to promote the Lie that whyte people have no color thus no value. Once again the opposite of reality.

  9. libsrtraitors | August 27, 2019 at 6:24 PM | Reply

    9-11 was an inside job

  10. You better look into why the idians are NOT accepting the money !!
    The government WANTS them to take it !!

  11. Government needs to get out of the way of the People.

  12. As an American Indian I claim first dibs on any reparation booty that’s going around.

    • Harvey Desquare | August 28, 2019 at 12:55 AM | Reply

      ADOS reparations is specific. Matter of fact ADOS needs to target the Native American Indians also. They participated in slavery of ADOS. Better be quiet before ADOS goes after the Indians also .

    • Alex Ocasio-Gomez | August 28, 2019 at 1:33 AM | Reply

      Most descendants of slaves are Russians so this reparations bill will just send money from USA to Russia.

  13. Heritage Karma | August 27, 2019 at 8:54 PM | Reply

    Lets talk real news. Obamagate. Truth is out.

  14. Justa LilCynical | August 27, 2019 at 8:58 PM | Reply

    A last-ditch effort to make sure you don’t leave the Democratic party is to buy your vote! Remember when Joe Biden said they want to put the chains back on? He was talking about himself and the Democratic Party!

    • What is this, a joke? Trump is talking a bout using nuclear bombs on hurricanes and you think people have to be paid to vote against him? There are children in preschools that I have way more respect for intellectually than you. Do the world a favor and get a vasectomy.

    • Harvey Desquare | August 28, 2019 at 12:58 AM | Reply

      @Xulla Baljra We can’t let Trump leave yet. He’s doing a great job, bringing America down.

  15. Never Happen get over your pitiful selves

  16. why does sheila jackson lee think america is ready for this.
    is she drunk?

  17. C’mon African drum 🥁 for the ringtone!!

  18. Id like to know what will be done about natives we were the first slaves in this land and genocide inflicted on us…

  19. Wonder how they plan on collecting it without people getting killed?

  20. John Jacob Jinlgeheimer Smith | August 28, 2019 at 12:23 PM | Reply

    She has no say in reparations her parents are immigrants from Jamaica

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