Religious, Civic Leaders Continue Push For Federal Reparations Legislation

Paul Zeitz said he was excited as he emphasized his commitment to the movement in which he and his colleagues are involved. He is executive director of Build A Movement 2022 and co-leader of #breathewithme Revolution where he co-convenes the U.S. National Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Movement. “This medicine for the soul of our nation will allow us to embrace our common humanity, so together we can solve the existential threats we are facing,” he said.

“For too long, the White majority, of which I am a part, has minimized the multi-generational financial penalty that slavery and Jim Crow exacted from Black Americans,” said Rev. Rob. Schenck, founder and president of The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute, Washington, D.C., and Administrative Bishop of the Methodist Evangelical Church, USA. “We must stop dismissing, excusing, rationalizing, and justifying the long list of injuries done to those of African descent, including economic injuries,” he said.

“It’s past time to pay the debt owed, to make good on welched promises, to make the progeny of victims whole.”

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