Biden backs reparations study, as House Dems push for commission

Colorado’s House Democrats support H.R. 40, named after ’40 acres and a mule’ promise

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates shakes hands with House Subcommittee Chairman Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, during a hearing on slavery reparations held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on June 19, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The subcommittee debated the H.R. 40 bill, which proposes a commission be formed to study and develop reparation proposals for African-Americans. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)