Contact Us
Teaneck Daily Voice serves Teaneck, NJ
Return to your home site


Teaneck Daily Voice serves Teaneck, NJ

Nearby Towns

  • Fort Lee
    serves Fort Lee, Leonia & Palisades Park
  • Hackensack
    serves Hackensack, Maywood, Rochelle Park & South Hackensack
  • Englewood
    serves Alpine, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs & Tenafly
Breaking News: Body Of Bergen Pizzeria Employee Who Went Missing Found In Rockland

Booker Introduces Bill To Study Slavery Reparations

NJ Senator Cory Booker
NJ Senator Cory Booker Photo Credit: Cory Booker TWITTER

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has introduced legislation calling for a study of reparations, the policy of compensating the descendants of American slaves first proposed at the end of the Civil War.

"I’ve been unapologetic in my belief that this can’t just be about acknowledging the past. It needs to be about actually confronting racist policy that persists right now in the present. Because if we don’t, we cannot guarantee that our future will be any different than our past," said Booker, one of several candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.

Some form of the idea is backed by other Democratic contenders, including Sen. Kamala Harris of California; Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont; former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who served as housing secretary under President Barack Obama; South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg; former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii; and businessman and entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Fox News reported.

Booker, who was raised in Harrington Park, served as mayor of Newark before joining the Senate in 2013.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Teaneck Daily Voice!

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Teaneck Daily Voice!

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.