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Mitch McConnell says he and Obama are ‘both are the descendants of slave owners’ after report showed his family owned slaves

"You know, I find myself in the same position as President Obama ... we both oppose reparations and we both are the descendants of slave owners."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters following the party luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. November 14, 2017.

Mitch McConnell, a vocal opponent of reparations, is a descendant of a family that owned slaves

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's ancestors owned at least 14 slaves in the 1800s. McConnell has been vocal in opposing reparations.
Nike endorser and ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick told Nike that he considers the flag offensive, prompting the company to pull the flag-themed shoes from sales.

Nike faces backlash on social media after pulling US flag shoe design days before the Fourth of July

Nike pulled a "Betsy Ross flag"-themed shoe after the former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick called the design offensive.
Writer and author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Ta-Nehisi Coates ripped into Mitch McConnell during congressional testimony where he made the case for reparations for the descendants of slaves

Coates, who argued in favor of the legislation, helped ignite a national conversation about reparations with a 2014 essay in The Atlantic.
The Chapel School in Bronxville, New York, held mock slave auction, prosecutors say.

A New York teacher made black students take part in a mock slave auction, and acted out putting shackles on them, prosecutors say

The teacher singled out black students and pretended to auction them them off to their white classmates, the investigation found.
Women wearing traditional Korean dress gather for an 'international march for peace, prosperity, and reunification of Korea' on the outskirts of Pyongyang on September 11, 2018.

Thousands of North Korean women are being forced into sexual slavery in China, rights group says

According the report, most of the victims who were coerced, sold, or trafficked were women and girls aged between 12-29.
The commercial shows a white man asking a black woman to marry and run away with him in what appears to be the antebellum south.

Ancestry.com apologized for a commercial featuring what appears to be an enslaved black woman running away with a white man

Ancestry.com apologized for commercial that appeared to romanticize a relationship between a white man and an enslaved black woman.

11 facts you learned about US history that are false

From the first Thanksgiving to the invention of the light bulb, a few things you learned in school might be wrong ...

Georgetown students voted overwhelmingly to increase their own tuition to create a reparations fund for descendants of slaves the university sold in 1...

Students say the funds should benefit the estimated 4,000 living descendants of 272 slaves that Georgetown University sold in 1838.
Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) gives the keynote speech at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma

Cory Booker introduced a Senate bill to research reparations, taking the lead on an increasingly important issue for 2020 Democrats

"This bill is a way of addressing head-on the persistence of racism, white supremacy, and implicit racial bias in our country."