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Public Policy & Legislation
Recognizing that racial injustice stretches beyond our Association into every facet of American life and history, the UUA [Unitarian Universalist Association] supports the following pieces of legislation:
H.R. 40, The Commission to Study Reparations Proposals for African Americans Act
H.R. 40 proposes establishing a Commission to examine the lingering negative effects of slavery. The Commission’s responsibilities would include recommending appropriate ways to educate the American public about their findings, and crafting a proposal for reparations, which, if passed by Congress, could lead to concrete actions to help rectify the deleterious impact of racism on black Americans.
- Reparations, from the website of Rep. John Conyers, author of H.R. 40
- H.R. 40 in the 110th Congress, from THOMAS