Former NFL running back Herschel Walker testified during a House hearing this week that black people should not receive reparations for slavery.
“My religion teaches togetherness. Reparations teach separation,” Walker, a black man, said during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday. “Slavery ended over 130 years ago. How can a father … ask his son to spend prison time for a crime he committed?”
Walker added that “black power” is used to “create white guilt” and specifically took issue with where the money would come from and how eligibility would be determined.
“Reparations, where would the money come from?” Walker said. “Does it come from all the other races except the black taxpayers? Who is black? What percentage of black must you be to receive reparations? Do you go to 23andMe or a DNA test to determine the percentage of blackness?