It takes a lot of effort, but native Black Americans must learn and share our lineage and history. Here are two legislations you should be aware of with the constant discussions of reparations for Blacks.
H.R.4321 - No Bailouts for Reparations Act
That's right. That is the title. An anti-reparations bill was introduced on June 23, 2023. I learned of this from Tariq Nasheed, the face of the Foundational Black American (FBA) community.
Here's the source of this anti-reparations bill. It's worth bookmarking, especially after Oklahoma decided to block the @Just4Greenwood Black Wall Street case from being heard in court. https://t.co/rBASvDOjf9 https://t.co/1iIwOPUhsL— Jt (@jtspratley) July 20, 2023
H.R.5905 - Sgt. Isaac Woodard, Jr. and Sgt. Joseph H. Maddox GI Bill Restoration Act of 2021
This proposed legislation would provide reparation to "surviving spouses and certain direct descendants of [World War II (WWII)] veterans, eligibility for certain housing loans and educational assistance administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes." As you might guess, yes, most eligible recipients are already dead. I think that this bill is meant to show on paper that the government addressed the racist act of denying Black WWII vets the GI Bill when it was first introduced, albiet so late that few people actually benefit. There's some lesser known context to the "Double V campaign" (victory at home and abroad). That's the importance of learning your history.