Host Bryant Gumbel offers a personal commentary and shares what he calls ‘the black tax’. #RealSports is all-new this month on @HBO.
‘If Black lives mattered as much as white lives, Mr. George Floyd would still be breathing.’
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates told lawmakers at a House committee hearing that the debate over reparations is “a dilemma of inheritance.” Coates called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying a day earlier that reparations were not “a good idea” because no one who is currently living is responsible. Coates told lawmakers that many of the inequalities created by slavery persist today, including in the form of economic and health disparities.