A mass grave of prison laborers was found in Texas: A debate over how to honor them is unfolding in court. Ninety-five African-Americans were found in unmarked graves in Texas, revealing the often overlooked bloody history of prison labor and racism that marked the country's post-Civil War Reconstruction era. Source 1q
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We like to portray ourselves as the "Land of the free" but we have a very dark past and we haven't fully gotten over it. Some of us will say that we are more opened minded that we were back then but are we really? Race is a big factor in day to day life and it stems from the way we saw others in our history as less than because the looked different.
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Bill to study slavery reparations clears House committee for the first time - 30 years after it was initially introduced. The legislation, which passed the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, would establish a 13-member commission to examine the lasting impacts of slavery and ongoing discrimination and would recommend necessary remedies. The bill now heads to the full House. Ref. USAToday.