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Black Lives Matter leader blasts Nixon for “reparations” comment [Updated]
The Times Union ^ | May 7, 2018 | Rachel Silberstein

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 Nixon’s 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 can’t 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....

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.timesunion.com ...


TOPICS: New York; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; andrewcuomo; blackkk; blacklivesmatter; blacks; crime; cynthianixon; democrats; election2018; election2020; ericschneiderman; globalwarminghoax; homosexualagenda; marijuana; medicalmarijuana; newyork; nixon; pot; reparations; weed
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So she's running to the left of Cuomo?
1 posted on 05/23/2018 10:43:16 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone who believes in any form of reparations is to the left of reason.


2 posted on 05/23/2018 10:46:19 AM PDT by wmileo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And dragging him left of where he wants to be. He he...


3 posted on 05/23/2018 10:46:37 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Wisdom and education are different things. Don't confuse them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Quiet white lesbian, yo aren’t allowed to talk about some above you on the victim totem pole.


4 posted on 05/23/2018 10:46:54 AM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark (The American media: We do what the Soviet media did without the guns to our head.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will Charlotte, Carrie, and Samantha come to her defence?


5 posted on 05/23/2018 10:46:55 AM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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“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.


6 posted on 05/23/2018 10:47:58 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m still a ‘70s kid who reads this headline and thinks Richard Milhous rather than Tricky Dyke.


7 posted on 05/23/2018 10:48:12 AM PDT by irishjuggler
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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.


8 posted on 05/23/2018 10:48:34 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (I'm not Islamophobic - I'm Islamonauseous. Plus LGBTQxyz nauseous.)
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“There are groups across the world still fighting for reparations,"

Beats working for a living like the rest of us.

9 posted on 05/23/2018 10:48:43 AM PDT by wmileo
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We’ve been ‘paying reparations’ 58 years..........Trillions...............


10 posted on 05/23/2018 10:51:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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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.


11 posted on 05/23/2018 10:52:57 AM PDT by antidemoncrat
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I’m half Filipino/Scott-Irish. So I want reparations from Spain and England............


12 posted on 05/23/2018 10:53:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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Reparations . . . HA HA HA HA HA HA . . . stop it you're killing me . . . HA HA HA HA HA HA
13 posted on 05/23/2018 10:54:30 AM PDT by rhubarbk (Winning, Winning, Winning . . . MAGA it's a beautiful thing!!!)
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What did Cuomo offer to have this guy try to make Nixon seem insensitive?


14 posted on 05/23/2018 10:55:12 AM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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I'm Scandinavian so I'm looking for the Dane Geld.
15 posted on 05/23/2018 10:56:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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But you’ll never get rid of the Dane!................


16 posted on 05/23/2018 10:57:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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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?


17 posted on 05/23/2018 10:57:27 AM PDT by originalbuckeye ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act'- George Orwell.)
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To: Red Badger

I am Czech, Austrian, German, and generally Eastern European (”Bohemian”.) What’s my deal? What yo got fo’ me?


18 posted on 05/23/2018 10:59:21 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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This is just the usual rollout of pro-Hillary troops, IOW, the plantation is toeing the line. Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.

19 posted on 05/23/2018 11:01:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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...“reparations” lightly, a topic on which there is a growing body of serious scholarship...

Now that's some serious dope smokin'...
20 posted on 05/23/2018 11:04:52 AM PDT by akalinin
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