Titles: H.R.40 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Short Titles – House of Representatives
Short Titles as Introduced
Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act
Official Titles – House of Representatives
Official Title as Introduced
To address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery, its subsequent de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes.
I consider the One-Drop Rule one of the legal cruelties and inhumanities of slavery. It demonstrates one cannot expect morality from legality. It demonstrates the intense concern white folks took to distinguish, to make binary categorizations of human beings that would deny them civil equality.