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Biden Wants Free Tuition for Students At Historically Black Colleges As Reparation For Slavery


President Joe Biden will pursue free college tuition for students who attend historically black colleges, universities and community colleges as a form of slavery reparations.

President Joe Biden’s administration will move forward with policies beneficial to African-Americans as Congress considers creating a commission to study the merits of direct reparation payments, White House adviser Cedric Richmond told Axios in an interview. The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Feb. 17 regarding legislation that would create the commission.

“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,” Richmond said when asked about reparations, according to Axios.

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


He added that there is urgency to begin pursuing policies that “break down barriers” immediately regardless of how Congress decides to proceed with direct payment reparations.

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

The legislation working its way through Congress is sponsored by Democratic Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. Biden endorsed the legislation during the 2020 presidential election.

“The uncomfortable truth is that the United States owes its position as the most powerful nation in the world to its slave-owning past,” Jackson Lee said in a statement on the day of the hearing.

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  1. The last time I looked at the text for H.R. 40, it required that we actually looked at ALL of the facets of Slavery in the United States: NOT the selected arguements, ALL of them BEFORE doling out the money. For instance, there were many slave holders in the United States THAT WERE BLACK THEMSELVES. Are they going to pay reparations? Are the Africans, Native Americans, Barbary Pirates (who had more slaves than all of North America and Caribean combined), going to pay? H*ll no.

    Trillions of dollars in the form of the “War on Poverty” was thrown at the problem and it just went into politicians pockets. This knee jerk reaction to just throw money at it is another way to accomplish the goal of bankrupting the United States. These race baiters need to just go away.

    Just think about what Obama did with the revenues from TARP. He didn’t give the money back to the Americans that were screwed by the great recession, he put it in the pockets of his friends.

    This is more of the same.

  2. Ol’ Joe has so many racist plans up his sleeves. This is one of them. What next to appease all those dead slaves and punish all those dead slave owners? What a silly racist idea.

  3. Dear Mary Geiger, Perhaps no one has been as a big a critic of Biden as I on this site, but I don’t believe this one is even Crazy Joe our faux president. He seems the victim of elder abuse. That his wife parades him around in this charade is a shameful disgrace.
    This seems those behind him pulling the puppet strings. The more we bemoan their provocative legislation and outrageous actions, the more they pull out of their ashes, right? Their goal seems not equity nor equality, their goal to me seems total collapse. Atlas shrugs and the forgotten normal people stew in apathy and turn on Netflix. Look to the lack of commentary on this great website. Thoughtful, insightful patriots here writing their hearts and maybe two or three people comment.

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