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Petition to Demand the United States Congress to form Task Force and hold Congressional Hearings on Reparations for Slavery and Jim Crow
Let it be known, we are demanding that United States Congress hold Congressional Hearings and that a Task Force, or Commission, be formed for reparations for the descendants of Africans who were enslaved in the United States of America for centuries. Whereas reparations means to make amends, to repair, and to compensate, the people who were wronged; We demand reparations on behalf of the descendants of enslaved Africans in America from the government of the United States of America; Whereas America was built with and continues to enjoy the benefits of her centuries of forced, unpaid labor known as slavery; Whereas, slavery in America remains the worst known atrocity in human history; Whereas, this dehumanizing practice enabled the United States to rise to global prominence, to accumulate massive amounts of wealth, and to build the world's most formidable military, among others achievements, to become the world's only Superpower; Whereas, U.S. House Bill H.R. 40, as it was originally sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, D-MI, provides a viable outline that best suits this measure. We further recognize reparations as the only way forward to move towards resolution of this human rights issue; Whereas, the purpose and goal of this Task Force, or Commission, is to determine how reparations will be made to the descendants of the Africans enslaved in America. Therefore, we acknowledge this as a human rights issue that demands the power and unconditional support of the President and the Congress of the United States of America and that it can be established by Executive Order of the President of the United states; and, Therefore, we sign this petition to demand that government of the United States of America immediately form a Task Force, or Commission, whose purpose is formulate how reparations will be made to the descendants of the Africans who were brutally enslaved in this country for centuries, and who were further demoralized and oppressed for another 100+ years of Jim Crow. Thank you for signing this petition and for encouraging all others to sign it, too.