Socialist AOC Calls for “Agenda of Reparations”
Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called for the U.S. to pursue an “agenda of reparations” at a conference sponsored by Al Sharpton today, Fox News reports.
The lawmaker told Sharpton’s National Action Network gathering that she will not “shy away from bold conversations of health care, housing and education as human rights, of living wages and dignified work, of policy that isn’t just drafted with the next election in mind but also with the next generation in mind.”
Fox writes, “She told the crowd at the National Action Network convention that such a generational attitude was the ‘underpinning” of a list of policies that include health care for all, free public college — and reparations to black Americans for slavery.’
“That is the moral political and economic underpinning of making bold investments and dignified jobs because that is the necessary plan to fix the pipes in Flint [Michigan] and clean the air in the South Bronx, and create unionized energy jobs for transitioning workers in Appalachia and West Virginia, for single-payer health care and Medicare-for-all and tuition-free public colleges and universities to prepare our nation for the future, and for the end of mass incarceration, the war on drugs, examining and pursuing an agenda of reparations and fixing the opioid crisis too,” she said.
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