Never Forget: Kamala Harris Once Said ‘Reparations’ Are Needed To Help Blacks ‘Heal’ from ‘Undiagnosed And Untreated Trauma’ Caused By America’s ‘Dark History’

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Breitbart reported that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) called for “reparations” to be paid to blacks to “help folks heal” from what she described as “undiagnosed and untreated trauma” caused by America’s “dark history.”

These remarks came during an interview published with The Root.

THE ROOT: Should black people get reparations?

KAMALA HARRIS: I think there has to be some form of reparations. We can discuss what that is, but look, we’re looking at more than 200 years of slavery. We’re looking at almost a hundred years of Jim Crow.

We’re looking at legalized segregation and, in fact, segregation on so many levels that exists today, based on race. And there has not been any kind of intervention done understanding the harm and the damage that occurred to correct course, and so we are seeing the effects of all of those years play out still today.

THE ROOT: And as president, you would be willing to lead a conversation about what reparations for black people would look like?

KAMALA HARRIS: Yeah, including things like what we should be doing to take very seriously undiagnosed and untreated trauma. Take that very seriously, and what kind of resources are we going to put in that? What kind of resources are we going to put in communities to help folks heal and be on an equal footing?

If we are pretending to be and say that we are a society that values equality under the law — look, right across the street is the United States Supreme Court. In that marble is inscribed, “Equal Under Law,” well if everyone is equal, that is a concept that we value, which we say we do, part of the foundational values and ideals of our country, equality, then we have to understand, we’re not all being born, and we’re not all living on equal ground in terms of opportunity for success.

And certain things are a result of the dark history — the history of crime — that has occurred in this country, and we’re not going to be able to correct course without serious intervention.

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