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Hayward: Reparations Are the Doomsday Weapon of Divisive Racial Politics

Reparations are gaining steam again, as the House of Representatives has scheduled the first hearing on the subject in over a decade for Wednesday, June 19. The hearing is supposed to consider the “continuing impact” of slavery, which was abolished over 150 years ago, and ponder the concept of “restorative justice,” which means penalizing people who had nothing to do with it.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates testifies 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, DC. The subcommittee debated the H.R. 40 bill, which proposes a commission be formed to …