Cooper: Black voters not fooled by reparations push

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Sen. Cory Booker ranting, fist raisedA conservative black activist says the reparations rhetoric may come back to bite liberals who are pushing the idea.

As reported in recent days, U.S. Sen. Corey Booker (D-New Jersey) has introduced a bill that would study reparations for the descendants of slaves.

Booker's bill is a Senate companion to a House reparations bill introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a Texas Democrat.

Cooper

Pushed by Al Sharpton to state their views on the issue, Democratic presidential candidates have said they support the idea but a former constitutional law professor predicts the issue will come back to bite them.

Horace Cooper, a spokesman for the Project 21 Black Leadership Network, says reparations talk is a desperate attempt to fire up the Democratic base despite two good years of the Trump presidency, including record low unemployment among blacks.

“This difference,” says Cooper, "which will cause people in the 2020 election and beyond to reevaluate their political allegiances, is making the progressives say, Well, what can we do? Ah, we've got an idea: Let's throw this nonsensical idea out that somehow who your ancestors are is the cause of the outcome of your life today.”

The presidential candidates know the idea will never be implemented, he says, but Democrats will use it to divide people over the "scam" of reparations. 

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