Jackson Lee Says Discussion of Reparations ‘Long Overdue’

Saturday on MSNBC’s AM Joy, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said Americans are “long overdue”for a discussion of reparations for slavery.

“[T]his discussion is long overdue as it relates to enslaved people and slaves in the United States,” Jackson Lee said. “Four million Africans were enslaved here in the United States. One million African-Americans have been incarcerated across this nation. They understand it is long overdue for a national dialogue dealing with Africans, African-Americans as slaves,” she added.