Skip to comments.Black Lives Matter leader blasts Nixon for “reparations” comment [Updated]
Posted on 05/23/2018 10:43:15 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The leader of the New York arm of the Black Lives Matter movement is calling out New York gubernatorial candidate and actress/activist Cynthia Nixon for her comments on legalizing marijuana over the weekend, in which she said that the industry could provide a form of reparations for communities of color.
While he supports cannabis legalization, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York president Hawk Newsome told the Times Union on Monday that candidates for office should not use words like reparations lightly, a topic on which there is a growing body of serious scholarship.
Cynthia Nixons comments that the legalization of marijuana would serve as reparations for the African-American community are offensive and ignorant, Newsome said in a statement.
When asked to explain his objection, Newsome told the Times Union, There are groups across the world still fighting for reparations, this has been before the [United Nations]. It is not a word we can manipulate the meaning of. You cant appropriate the word unless you are talking about it in a very specific way.
Nixon has made legalization marijuana central to her campaign, calling it a racial justice issue and citing studies that show that people of color are disproportionately targeted by police for possession of marijuana despite similar usage rates by whites....
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Anyone who believes in any form of reparations is to the left of reason.
And dragging him left of where he wants to be. He he...
Quiet white lesbian, yo arent allowed to talk about some above you on the victim totem pole.
Will Charlotte, Carrie, and Samantha come to her defence?
“Reparations” for exactly WHAT?
How many untold billions have been spent on them, and all they do is hold out buckets, now.
Get a job; two if you need it.
I’m still a ‘70s kid who reads this headline and thinks Richard Milhous rather than Tricky Dyke.
Screw both of them. I owe nothing to anyone. Plus, if the Blacks want payment for something done by ancestors, then I want payment for the way England treated my Scottish ancestors. These people are nucking fruts. I hate these MoFo’s. Wake the hell up and join civilization as it is now.
Beats working for a living like the rest of us.
We’ve been ‘paying reparations’ 58 years..........Trillions...............
I would support paying reparations to anyone who was actually a slave. Many of the so called civil rights leaders today forget that white people in this Republic have laid out billions of $$$ to help lift minorities out of poverty. All we hear now is racists racists racists.
I’m half Filipino/Scott-Irish. So I want reparations from Spain and England............
What did Cuomo offer to have this guy try to make Nixon seem insensitive?
But you’ll never get rid of the Dane!................
The Democrat coalition of Victim Groups is finally running headlong into others on the list. Perhaps Schumer should come out with a list called The Hierarchy of Victim Status, so each group can determine if their issue is considered more important than that of a Victim Group above them in the hierarchy? I am getting confused. Is there a difference between Cultural Appropriation and Other Victim Group Advocacy? If there is, maybe Cynthia Nixon should be accused of Cultural Appropriation?
I am Czech, Austrian, German, and generally Eastern European (”Bohemian”.) What’s my deal? What yo got fo’ me?
This is just the usual rollout of pro-Hillary troops, IOW, the plantation is toeing the line. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
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