The call for reparations have hit the House floor.
Democratic representative Ayanna Pressley appeared to suggest that the time for reparations is now.
Pressley refered to Black Lives Matter as a mandate and that “it’s time” for Americans to “pay what you owe us.”
In her statement, Pressley even went as far as to claim that black bodies are “criminalized.”
Observers, however, point out that black people in the United States have been able to succeed in politics, entertainment, and business.
Despite claims of widespread systemic racism, people of all backgrounds, genders, and ethnicities are able to pursue the American dream.
That didn’t stop Ayanna Pressley for appearing to call for reparations… now.
See her claims on the House floor below:
Rep. Ayanna Pressley: “Black Lives Matter is a mandate from the people. It’s time — pay us what you owe us. Our Black skin is not a crime. It is the beautiful robe of