Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has introduced a bill to examine reparations for slavery in every session of Congress for the last 20 years, to no avail. 245 years of slavery, Jim Crow, and institutionalized racism have created a vast wealth gap between black and white Americans—and the U.S. government has, in the past, paid reparations for injustices committed against other groups. But some argue reparations for African Americans aren't needed, aren't possible, or won't rectify the problem. What do you think?
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