Conservatives are telling Black Americans not to believe Democrats promising them reparations, but that they are being manipulated in a "cynical bait and switch" for votes.
"I would tell every Black American who believes that the Democrats will come up with a policy that will solve all their problems, and that money will solve all of their problems, to dig into the history," former Princeton professor, Dr. Carol Swain, told Fox News Digital. "Look at the people who are making those promises. Have they come through in the past? Why do you believe them now?"
The growing demand for reparations to atone for the harms of slavery is being led by politicians at the state and local level, with cities like Los Angeles, California; St. Louis, Missouri; Providence, Rhode Island; Asheville, North Carolina forming commissions to help create reparations pilot programs.
On a federal level, Rep. Cori Bush D-Mo., alongside several other progressive lawmakers, unveiled the Reparations NOW resolution last week, calling for $14 trillion in reparations for Black Americans.