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  • Should Kamala Harris pay reparations?

    08/12/2020 12:12:12 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 18 replies
    Spectator ^ | August 10, 2020 | Jonathan Leaf
    What do Stokely Carmichael, Harry Belafonte, Colin Powell, Sidney Poitier and Busta Rhymes have in common? And how are Beyoncé, Ava DuVernay, Barack Obama and Kamala Harris alike? None of the first set is descended from American slaves. All of the second are descended from slave-owners. Much of the media and the political establishment is pushing the idea of reparations for black Americans. But, as these lists show, it isn’t obvious who should get paid and who should pay. Consider the case of Kamala Harris. Should her Indian mother pay reparations to her Jamaican father for his partial ancestry from...
  • Looting in Chicago should be viewed as reparations, BLM rally organizer reportedly says

    08/11/2020 1:06:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Just the News ^ | August 11, 2020 - 12:20pm | By Sophie Mann
    leader of a Chicago protest said that looting should be viewed as reparations, according to reports. In Chicago, supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement held a rally on Monday to stand in solidarity with the more than 100 people arrested early that morning during the rioting and looting that took place in the city's downtown area. The looting, which took place during the early hours of Monday morning, caused tens of millions of dollars in damage and injured more than a dozen police officers. "I don't care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy's or a...
  • Looting is Reparations-BLM organizer claims anything they wanted to take they can-businesses insured

    08/11/2020 5:31:38 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 86 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 08/11/2020 | Harriet Alexander & Jennifer Smith
    Black Lives Matter Chicago said early Monday's looting of stores was a form of 'reparations' as the group held a protest Monday night in support of the more than 100 people arrested after an evening of violence. Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, called the looting reparations. 'I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats,' Atkins said. 'That makes sure that person has clothes. 'Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance.' Downtown Chicago was otherwise quiet after authorities...
  • Do Blacks Owe Other Blacks Reparations?

    08/08/2020 7:05:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    American ^ | August 8, 2020 | Parker Beauregard
    The passage of local reparations in places like Evanston, Illinois last fall and Asheville, North Carolina more recently are worrisome on many levels, not least of which because they invite potential for inciting even further racial division. Their passage also prompts the uncomfortable but entirely legitimately requisite questions of who is responsible for black enslavement in America and therefore who is responsible for paying? A reading of the 1860 census reveals some fascinating details into the realities of slavery. While it’s universally known is that whites owned slaves in the early United States; almost universally unknown is that free blacks...
  • Zimbabwe agrees to pay $3.5 billion compensation to white farmers

    07/30/2020 1:58:44 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 94 replies
    reuters ^ | 7/29/2020 | staff
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe agreed on Wednesday to pay $3.5 billion in compensation to white farmers whose land was expropriated by the government to resettle black families, moving a step closer to resolving one the most divisive policies of the Robert Mugabe era. But the southern African nation does not have the money and will issue long term bonds and jointly approach international donors with the farmers to raise funding, according to the compensation agreement. Two decades ago Mugabe’s government carried out at times violent evictions of 4,500 white farmers and redistributed the land to around 300,000 Black families, arguing...
  • Durham, NC’s ‘Racial Equity Task Force’ Urges Creation of Reparations Fund

    07/24/2020 11:19:01 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 24 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    A “racial equity” task force commissioned by the city of Durham, North Carolina, issued a report Thursday recommending the creation of a reparations fund to address “systemic racism.” The News Observer reports: In its first official report since forming 21 months ago, the racial equity task force urged city leaders to establish a reparations program and a fund to “address the city’s growing racial wealth gap.”
  • John Lewis Was Beaten At Selma By Dems, Supported “Lynching In The Womb”

    07/22/2020 4:17:22 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | July 22, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The death of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, coming as it has amidst urban riots in Democrat-run cities following the murder of George Floyd by a deranged cop in a Democrat-run city offer the Democrats another opportunity for a Paul Wellstone-type funeral, a somber event to be transformed into a political rally in an election year. The October 29, 2002 funeral service for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota quickly morphed into a political rally against the administration of Bush 43. The Democrats filled the basketball arena chosen for the event and if you never heard booing...
  • America was never fully emancipated. My Department of Reconciliation could fix that.

    07/20/2020 4:05:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | Juily 20, 2020 | Rep. Al Green -[D-TX]
    The Emancipation Proclamation has time-honored historical significance. Issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, it led to the seminally transformative extrication of America's enslaved from the shackles of slavery. However, it provided neither the recompense for the deprivations of slavery nor the methodology by which reconciliation could eventuate. It literally left the formerly enslaved in a state of privation, in which survival was largely dependent upon the goodwill of their former slave masters, who begrudgingly and unwillingly complied with emancipation principally because of — and only after — losing the bloodiest war fought on American soil.
  • Mayors Back Reparations Plan [semi-satire]

    07/19/2020 10:39:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 July 2020 | John Semmens
    The U.S. Conference of Mayors has endorsed a Democratic plan for slavery reparations. The cost of the plan was estimated by Professors Thomas Craemer (University of Connecticut), Trevor Smith (New York University), and Brianna Harrison (University of Memphis) in a paper--"Wealth Implications of Slavery and Racial Discrimination for African American Descendants of the Enslaved"--published in the Review of Black Political Economy. According to their calculations, the unpaid hours slaves worked, the damage done by massacres and discrimination, and the interest added to these primary costs comes to a total of $151 million owed to each living descendant of a former...
  • Senate Democrats Propose $350 Billion Reparations Measure to ‘Address Systemic Racism’ (buying the black vote)

    07/19/2020 1:13:29 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Senate Democrats are proposing a $350 billion measure designed specifically to “address systemic racism and historic underinvestment in communities of color,” via the Economic Justice Act, which they announced on Thursday. Democrats view the measure as an “important down-payment to answer the calls to address systemic racism and historic underinvestment in communities of color.” The act, unveiled on Thursday, effectively acts as a reparations proposal, with Democrats proposing to “immediately” help minority communities with a $135 billion investment in “child care, mental health and primary care, and jobs.” The remaining $215 billion would be used to address inequality in the...
  • Farrakhan "explains" [Satire]

    07/17/2020 9:31:58 AM PDT · by Marinario · 1 replies
    Student to (Minister) monster of Hate, N.o. Islam's fascist: L. Farrakhan: 1. You minister says 'Whites are the Devil.' [* | *] Can whites ever redeem themselves? 2. If we demand reparations from 'White Christians,' is there a risk that Jews/Israelites will demand from Africans because of slavery in Egypt (long before Arabs invaded that African country)? Monster of Hate: Don't worry about that, we will say we are "Semitic..." Student: WTF? Since when are we from the Middle East? And what does that have to do with anything I asked? Monster of Hate: Just repeat what I said. Don't...
  • Sen. Schumer Proposes $350 Billion COVID Aid Package, But Not for White People

    07/16/2020 4:55:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | July 16, 2020 at 11:46am | Johnathan Jones
    Share on Facebook Tweet P Share Email Print Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is proposing a segregated coronavirus relief package that would exclude white Americans impacted by the economic downturn. Fox News reported Sen. Schumer wants to appropriate $350 billion in funds for minority Americans over a five-year period. The Economic Justice Act unveiled Thursday by Senate Democrats would “address systemic racism and historic underinvestment in communities of color.” The proposed legislation says it will offer relief to non-white Americans through “immediate and long-term investments in communities of color.” Those investments include child care programs, assistance for small businesses, tax...
  • North Carolina City Council Votes in Favor of Reparations for Black Residents

    07/16/2020 5:13:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jul 2020 | Hannah Bleau
    North Carolina’s Asheville City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass a repentant measure that formally apologizes to black residents and moves to issue reparations in the form of investments in certain areas of the community through the creation of the Community Reparations Commission. The resolution, which passed 7-0, does not include cash payments made directly to black residents but does call on the city to form the Community Reparations Commission, which would hear from community leaders and groups who would, in turn, make recommendations on where funds should be directed. “Hundreds of years of black blood spilled that basically...
  • Asheville, North Carolina backs reparations in historic vote: "It is simply not enough to remove statues"

    07/16/2020 10:35:23 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 95 replies
    CBS News ^ | JULY 16, 2020 | CBS News
    Officials in the North Carolina city of Asheville have apologized for its historic role in slavery and discrimination and voted to provide reparations. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that unanimous vote was taken by the City Council on Tuesday.
  • North Carolina city approves ‘reparations,’ apologizes for role in slavery

    07/15/2020 12:10:53 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 July 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    North Carolina’s Asheville City Council apologized for its role in slavery and racial discrimination, voting unanimously to provide reparations in the form of community investments to help Black residents. The council voted 7-0 on Tuesday night on the measure to mitigate racial disparities. The reparations will not provide direct cash payments, as some have suggested, but will provide investments in housing, health care and career growth in Black neighborhoods. Councilwoman Shaneika Smith, who is Black, said the council had gotten emails from those "asking, 'Why should we pay for what happened during slavery?'" "[Slavery] is this institution that serves as...
  • City council in Asheville, North Carolina, unanimously approves reparation plan

    07/15/2020 10:36:47 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 84 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 15, 2020 | Ivan Pereira
    Leaders in Asheville, North Carolina, have taken a historic step to repair centuries of racial prejudice by unanimously voting to provide reparations. The Asheville City Council voted 7-0 on a resolution Tuesday night that formally apologized to its Black residents for the city's role in slavery, discriminatory housing practices, and other racist policies throughout its history. The measure also calls for a plan to provide reparations to its Black residents in the form of investments in their community such as "increasing minority home ownership," "increasing minority business ownership and career opportunities," and "strategies to grow equity and generational wealth," according...
  • Chicago's mayor donned a lime green cowboy hat and said she'd send around a 'Census Cowboy' in an amusing video urging people to fill out the 2020 Census

    07/14/2020 7:22:57 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 35 replies ^ | July 13, 2020 | Sarah Al-Arshani
    In a bizarre video announcement, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that a "Census Cowboy" will now be going to the 10 communities in the city with the lowest Census completion rates to urge residents to fill out the form. "Giddy up, Chicago. I'm calling on the Census Cowboy to help improve our Census response rates across Chicago. Make the Census Cowboy proud by filling out the Census today at," Lightfoot said in a tweet of the video. Lightfoot started her speech by comparing Chicago to Gotham City from "Batman." "When I was a kid, I loved the "Batman" TV show....
  • Mayors back reparations that could cost $6.2 quadrillion, or $151M per descendant

    07/13/2020 2:32:18 PM PDT · by rxsid · 156 replies ^ | 07.13.2020 | Paul Bedard
    Mayors back reparations that could cost $6.2 quadrillion, or $151M per descendant" The nation’s mayors on Monday backed a national call for reparations to 41 million black people, a program that could cost taxpayers $6.2 quadrillion. The U.S. Conference of Mayors released a letter backing a Democratic plan to form a reparations commission to come up with a payment for slavery. “We recognize and support your legislation as a concrete first step in our larger reckoning as a nation, and a next step to guide the actions of both federal and local leaders who have promised to do better by...
  • Biden-Sanders Unity Plan Includes Commission to Study and ‘Recommend’ Reparations

    07/10/2020 12:46:35 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 09 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    One of the recommendations unveiled in the “Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force” proposal involves establishing a commission to examine the impact of slavery and Jim Crow with the end goal of recommending “remedies,” or reparations. The task force refers to the move as a “building block to begin to redress the harms committed against African Americans.” The unity plan explicitly calls for the passage of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s (D-TX) Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act, or H.R. 40, calling it an “important first step” in the scope of the greater “comprehensive agenda for communities of color”:
  • Trump Right to Honor Harriet Tubman, a Black Gun-Toting Republican Who Freed Democrats’ Slaves

    07/08/2020 4:53:12 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | July 6, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Trump concluded his Friday night Mount Rushmore speech by announcing the signing of an executive order creating a “National Garden of American Heroes” in which the statues of those anarchists would consign to the ash heap of history would reside to remind future generations of how we became who and what we are, to remind us of the struggle against tyranny and injustice. Trump righteously stood before the visages of the likes of Thomas Jefferson, the maligned slave-owner who helped create a nation and a process that would end slavery. He stood before the face of Abraham Lincoln, the...