Trump weighs in on reparations for slavery

President Trump on Monday commented that he does not foresee reparations being made to the descendants of slaves. 

“I think it’s a very unusual thing. You have a lot of — it’s been a very interesting debate. I don’t see it happening, no,” he told The Hill.

Trump’s comments follow a hearing on the matter held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. 

Under consideration at this time is establishing and funding a commission-led study on the effects that offering reparations of some kind would have.  

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Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event in Fairhope, Alabama, U.S., December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A ‘Think’ piece published by NBC News notes many agree that a solution would not simply address slavery itself, but seek to mitigate its enduring effects including “100 years of Jim Crow legal segregation…persistent racism in the post-Civil Rights era continuing to the present…mass incarceration, police executions of unarmed blacks (de facto lynchings), discrimination in employment, and, significantly, the enormous racial wealth divide between black and white Americans.” 

According to the New York Times, ways to do so being discussed include “zero-interest loans for prospective black homeowners, free college tuition, community development plans to spur the growth of black-owned businesses in black neighborhoods.” 

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