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Biden to Pursue Reparations Without Congress, Wants Free Tuition for Students at Historically Black Colleges

“We don’t want to wait on a study. We’re going to start acting now.”

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Reparations are perhaps the most divisive policy idea in American politics. Advocates have spent years calling on lawmakers to assess how the government can provide financial compensation to the descendants of enslaved people. 

Though legislation for reparations has failed countless times since its initial introduction in 1989, Joe Biden will move forward without Congress to ensure African Americans get their sought-after cash. 

White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond said the Biden administration is moving forward, with or without Congress. 


“We don’t want to wait on a study. We’re going to start acting now,” he told Axios. 

“We have to start breaking down systemic racism and barriers that have held people of color back and specifically African Americans,” he said. “We have to do stuff now.” 

“If you start talking about free college tuition to historically black colleges and universities and you start talking about free community college in Title I and all of those things, I think that you are well on your way,” he added. 

Indeed, Joe Biden plans to pursue free college tuition for those students who attend historically black colleges, universities and community colleges as a form of slavery reparations, the Daily Caller reports. 

Biden’s administration will move forward with policies to benefit African-Americans, as Congress weighs whether to create a commission to study the merits of reparations. 

Reparation legislation was first introduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich) in 1989, but never made it to fruition. The idea of direct-payments to compensate for slavery – nearly 200 years later – is extremely controversial for several reasons: how recipients would be selected, how much money would be given, where the budget would come from and how much it would actually cost. 

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  1. Donald

    March 1, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    If you open this door then you need to open the door of free college those of Irish heritage for being slaves in the coal mines. Or those OF Chinese decent for being slaves to the railroad. And while you are at it what about those of Polish origin who worked the meat processing plants in Chicago. Many or these people died owing everything they had to the owner of the mines, the railroads and slaughter houses. And what of those of native American heritage?
    This is nothing but a BLM lazy money grab. And it is racist as well.

  2. john storm

    March 2, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Wow time we start talking about Black Privledge. Seriously free tuition at Black Universities. So Black Colleges do allow Whites in so if I go to a Black U and am White will I get free tuition? Totally ridiculous. In the mean time border is being over run with illegals.. white and black will soon be the minority so stop talking about White prevledge.

  3. Jim Morris

    March 2, 2021 at 9:50 am

    More ‘free stuff’ for the people who have been the recipients of government welfare since LBJ’s 1965 Great Society Program commenced. Now it’s starting again with ‘free college’. And soon they’ll have to lower the admission standards because the average reading comprehension level of 12th grade Blacks (assuming they even graduate from high school) is at a 7th grade level. But hey, they can play basketball and according to BLM, the education system is ‘racist’ anyway. Just remember that if you ever get referred to a Black surgeon. To whose standards were they educated?

  4. Jerry Canz

    March 2, 2021 at 10:54 am

    I am a white male but if I identify as a female I’m allowed into the females locker room, sports and showers. So, if I identify as black am I entitled to Black preparation. Herschel Walker stated preparation will cause separation. Wake up America they’re only doing it for votes

  5. Lesley Verlin

    March 2, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Who’s butt is he trying to kiss now? Does he know we are already over burden with bills and taxes and that we are not even out of covid mess. We have thousands of people pounding on our southern door so where is that money coming from to feed and doctor them. He can’t even feed our troops in DC protecting his sweet speaker ass. He best stop throwing our money around to pay for harm done 200 years ago. There is evil that lives all over and it seems today it is right in DC swamp area!

  6. Barbara

    March 2, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Reparations were paid in full when over 800,000 white men died in the American Civil War to free the slaves.

  7. McRant

    March 2, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    I believe the last poll I saw said 88% of Americans oppose reparations. JObama, typical Den/Socialist. Wave their magic wand, and POOF, money appears for all theirvasinine programs. When and off they find out it will cost, they either print more worthless paper money or tax the working class.question: why should 60% of Americans (white) and 17% of Americans (Hispanics),4% of Asian Americans and 2% of Native Americans pay for however many college-bound 13% of black Americans?
    In a Republic, it is illegal to force citizens to buy goods or services from the government. Tuition is both a service and a good. Forcing us to pay for foreign abortions is a service. BTW, so is the Obama care penalty.
    Important to know that black ‘leaders” have decided that every one of the 42 million black Americans should get $350,000. That’s $15 trillion. It means that every white man, woman and child (all 200 mill of us) would have to pay $75,000 each. Email your reps and say: NEVER!White resentment, Barry? He** yes!

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‘Every Word Of This Is False’: Ted Cruz Factchecks Ilhan Omar’s Attack On Coach Kennedy Prayer Case

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Rep. Ilhan Omar

On Monday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) factchecked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after she made multiple false claims about the Supreme Court ruling in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, in which the Court ruled 6-3 that a public high school football coach in Washington state had his First Amendment rights violated when he was punished by his school district for praying on the field after games where students could see.

As previously reported, “In 2008, high school football coach Joseph Kennedy began a tradition of praying at midfield after each game. Over time, his players and even members of the opposing team began to join him. In September 2015, a school administrator addressed the matter with Kennedy after an opposing team complained and the coach briefly stopped his prayers.”

“On October 14, 2015, Kennedy told the school district that he was planning on resuming his prayer tradition at the next game. The school district told the coach that his prayers violated the district’s policy, but Kennedy continued to pray at the next two games. The school district subsequently placed him on administrative leave, banned him from participating in the football program, and refused to renew his contract for the following season. Kennedy took the issue to federal district court, arguing that the school district had violated his First Amendment rights,” the report added.

In response to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Kennedy, Omar tweeted, “The Supreme Court just ruled that public school teachers can pressure students to join in prayer at public school events but can also retaliate against those that don’t join in. Religious freedom is dead in America.”

“Every word of this is false,” Cruz responded.

Omar’s claim that the Supreme Court’s decision allowed to teachers to “pressure students to join prayer” is false. The Court’s ruling just protected Coach Kennedy’s religious freedom to pray publicly.

Omar was also incorrect in claiming that there would be retaliation against students who did not join Kennedy in prayer – the coach’s tradition of praying after games began with him praying alone at midfield after football games. Kennedy’s school district even noted that Kennedy had “not actively encouraged, or required, participation.”

Additionally, in contrast to Omar’s claim that “religious freedom is dead in America,” the Supreme Court ruling actually strengthened protections of religious freedom.

Writing for the majority opinion, Justice Neil Gorsuch explained, “Respect for religious expressions is indispensable to life in a free and diverse Republic—whether those expressions take place in a sanctuary or on a field, and whether they manifest through the spoken word or a bowed head.”

“Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment,” Gorsuch added. “And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination. Mr. Kennedy is entitled to summary judgment on his First Amendment claims.”

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