Reparations of the Hr 40 Bill Violates 13 Admendment

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Reparations of the HR 40 Bill does it violates 13th Amendment Abstract Reparations have been prevalent in history for many years but United States government has a culture of injustices to compensate to the people. The HR 40 bill is for the reparations of slavery for African Americans. African Americans have never received any group compensation for the crime of slavery imposed upon them by the people and the government of the United States. The Thirteenth Amendment clearly states, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime”. The Jews, Sioux Indians, and the Japanese Americans received some kind of reparation, are African Americans still being treated less than equal? Is this is an infringement of the Thirteenth Amendment? Today, even after the success of the civil rights movement, the black American population on an average has higher rates of imprisonment than the white population. Some argue that these problems are the “legacy of slavery” brought on society’s discrimination and racism. Over three- hundred fifty years ago black Americans were enslaved. The first African slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia, in1619. Slavery continued throughout the American colonies and African Americans slaves helped build the economic foundations of the new nation. By the mid ninth-teen century, America’s westward expansion, along with a growing abolition movement in the North, would provoke a great debate over slavery that would tear the nation apart in the bloody American civil war. Even though, the Union victory freed the nation’s four million slaves, the legacy of slavery continued to influence American history, ongoing to the years of Reconstruction to the civil rights movement that emerged in the 1960’s, a century after the emancipation. The information just stated, is a back drop to the theme of
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