Finally, millionaire celebrities can explain to Congress why new Chinese immigrants should be paying them reparations.
The topic of reparations for slavery is headed to Capitol Hill for its first hearing in more than a decade with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and actor Danny Glover set to testify before a House panel.
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is scheduled to hold the hearing next Wednesday, its stated purpose “to examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, its continuing impact on the community and the path to restorative justice.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates is notable as our greatest living starving racist.
Fresh from the success of Between the World and Me, professional literary victim Ta-Nehisi Coates snapped up a luxurious landmarked brownstone for $2.1 million. The brownstone featured original Tiger Oak, Maple, and Mahogany wood floors, a chef’s kitchen, wedding cake moldings, a tin ceiling, terrace, garden, carved woodwork, a fireplace and all the other expected trimmings of the downtrodden.
Danny Glover’s estimated net worth appears on a number of sites as being between $15 million and $40 million.
I don’t know how accurate those figures are, but I don’t see a compelling argument for a Cuban refugee paying a million reparations for a slave trade that he had nothing to do with.
But I can see a pretty solid case for moviegoers demanding reparations from Danny Glover for Lethal Weapon 4.
How about a House hearing?