US Rep. Cori Bush pocketed $15,000 for teaching a university summer course on reparations, according to her financial disclosure report.
The Missouri congresswoman — and longtime champion of offering cash payments to black Americans as compensation for slavery — earned the dough from George Mason University for co-teaching the class “The Public Pedagogy of Truth and Reparations.”
The course is expected to focus on “truth telling processes” as well as “state sponsored violence against African Americans and other targeted groups,” the school said in a news release.
Bush is a member of the Squad — a loose alignment of far left House members led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens). During her time in Congress, Bush has emerged as a champion of reparations, long a fringe issue even among her Democratic colleagues.
In May, Bush introduced a budget-busting $14 trillion reparations proposal — about seven times the amount the United States spent on the war in Afghanistan.
“Black people in our country cannot wait any longer for our government to begin addressing each and every one of the extraordinary bits of harm — all of the harm — it has caused since the founding, that it continues to perpetuate each and every day all across our communities all across this country,” Bush said at a news conference at the time.
Bush’s role at George Mason was first reported by Fox News.