Saturday, June 20, 2009

Is Health Care Reform Part Of Reparations For Slavery And Discrimination?

From NewsBusters: Health care reform is part of reparations for slavery and racial discrimination.

Here's the video:

The apology that Clyburn references was supposed to be only an apology - specifically without reparations. Obviously, Clyburn sees matters differently.

Again, here are Clyburn's words:
Well, I think that Congressman Cohen's resolution that was unanimously passed by the House offered an apology, but it went into talking about how we ought to go about rectifying some of the current effects of that past discrimination. And that's what we're doing today as we roll out this working draft of our health care bill.

What I would do is exactly what we're attempting to do with this legislation, energy legislation, health legislation. I would look at ways that we can programatically and with new policy, address these inequities and make concerted efforts to do things that would make up for them and eliminate the disparities. That's what I would do. We're talking about addressing inequities, disparities that exist in the health care in our communities. That's the kind of thing that we ought to be doing.
Is Clyburn playing up victimology? Or does he know something about the proposed legislation that the rest of us don't?

(crossposted to THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS)

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posted by Always On Watch @ 6/20/2009 07:50:00 AM