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  • 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 · 29 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...
  • Jamaica's High Commissioner urges the Commonwealth to confront 'the elephant in the room' and discuss slave trade reparations after Prince Harry said it 'must acknowledge past wrongs'

    07/07/2020 6:40:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 7, 2020 | William Cole
    Jamaica's High Commissioner has joined Prince Harry's call for an 'open discussion' on Britain's role in the slave trade, saying Commonwealth countries 'needs to address the elephant in the room'. Seth George Ramocan said that while today's generation is not responsible for 'dehumanizing' people taken into slavery from Africa and the Caribbean, the same mindset 'still exists in a more subtle form'. He told the Today programme: 'This really should be a matter of open discussion and acknowledgement of what the wrongs were, particularly through the slave trade and how we come to a common understanding about this.'
  • 50% of slavery reparations should be paid for by the Democratic Party. The other 50% should be paid for by the African countries that enslaved their own people and sold them to American slavetraders.

    07/01/2020 6:20:30 AM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies
    Wordpress ^ | July 1, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    50% of slavery reparations should be paid for by the Democratic Party. The other 50% should be paid for by the African countries that enslaved their own people and sold them to American slavetraders. The Democratic Party should have to pay slavery reparations, because they supported slavery.But the very first Republican president was the one who freed the slaves. There’s no way Republicans should have to pay reparations.50% of reparations should be paid for by the Democratic Party.The other 50% should be paid for by the African countries that enslaved their own people and sold them to American slavetraders.
  • NBA players won’t have these social messages on their jerseys

    07/02/2020 6:40:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 2, 2020 | Phil Mushnick
    “Free the Slaves in Nigeria and the Congo” would be good. Both African countries still enslave blacks, but the BLM movement and its affiliates aren’t interested. They’re working on freeing American slaves, though that freedom was won in a war that cost 650,000 mostly white lives 157 years ago. OK. Then how about this: “Stop the Slaughter! — B.H.”
  • Rep. Ayanna Pressley: 'Black Lives Matter is a mandate from the people. It's time. Pay us what you owe us.'

    06/27/2020 7:48:58 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 116 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Rep. Ayanna Pressley said on the House floor that the Black Lives Matter movement is a “mandate,” and the time has come for people to “pay us what you owe us.” “I rise today on behalf of every black family that has been robbed of a child,” the Massachusetts congresswoman and member of “the Squad,” said. “On behalf of every family member that has been forced to see their loved one lynched on national television. Driving while black. Jogging while black. Sleeping while black. We have been criminalized for the very way we show up in the world. Under the...
  • Robert Johnson's Big Idea: $14 trillion in slavery reparations to African-Americans

    06/26/2020 12:32:18 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 141 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/26/2020 | Marisa Schultz
    Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, says it's time America atones for slavery and systemic racism by paying African-Americans reparations to make them economically equal to white Americans. Johnson, the first black billionaire in the United States, has put a price tag on the debt America owes to African-Americans at $14 trillion.
  • Calls for reparations gain steam as U.S. reckons with racial injustice

    06/26/2020 4:03:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 24, 2020 | Nellie Peyton and Christine Murray
    When California State Assemblywoman Shirley Weber introduced a bill last year to study reparations for African Americans, she was worried people wouldn't accept that racial inequality and injustice were still alive and well. Instead, the bill came up for a vote two weeks after the death of an unarmed Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of a white police officer spurred a nationwide reckoning on that very topic. It passed the assembly on June 11 with a 56-5 vote. "Maybe we'll be a model for what can happen at the federal level," Weber told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The...
  • Barber Preaches Big Government Solution to End Racial Disparities

    06/24/2020 4:43:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 14 replies
    The Institute for Religion & Democracy ^ | 24 June A.D. 2020 | Kate Cvancara
    Prominent Religious Left activist The Rev. Dr. William Barber preached that Christians must support expansive social welfare programs or else be proponents of death. Sprinkling the words of the prophet Amos throughout his thickly political sermon, Barber posited that most injustices are interlocking consequences of a racist history. To resolve this blunt diagnosis of injustice requires an equally blunt solution: Big Government and wealth redistribution. “It is no longer a matter of left or right,” Barber argued from the pulpit of the Episcopal Church’s Washington National Cathedral on June 14, “but life or death.” Barber is the facilitator of the...
  • 'Pay!': Protesters demand reparations after claiming church near White House as 'Black House Autonomous Zone'

    06/23/2020 6:38:02 AM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 23, 2020 | Nicholas Rowan
    Protesters behind the White House on Monday night claimed the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church as the “Black House Autonomous Zone,” vandalizing four of the church’s columns with the acronym BHAZ. . . . John Cheeks, a former independent candidate for D.C.’s nonvoting at-large congressional seat, stood outside St. John’s, bellowing into a megaphone about the historical evils of the Episcopal Church, which, he said, as an institution was one of the four largest slaveholders in American history. “The other three were the Catholics, Methodists, and Presbyterians,” he added, before demanding that all white Christians pay cash to black people...
  • Hispanic Trump supporter asks white liberal for reparations and hilarity ensues

    06/20/2020 4:52:37 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 20, 2020 | Brett T.
    Here’s a great clip that we assume is out of Tulsa Saturday as a Hispanic man tries to sell Trump T-shirts and memorabilia. A skinny white protester tries to challenge him on where he’s from, to which he responds, “America, all the way.” Then he decides to ask another white liberal for reparations for being oppressed but ends up empty-handed.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Celebrate Juneteenth by Enacting Commission to Study Reparations

    06/19/2020 12:04:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19 2020 | HANNAH BLEAU
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Friday the United States should celebrate Juneteenth, the day commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., by enacting Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s (D-TX) legislation forming a commission to study proposals for issuing reparations. “Happy #Juneteenth!” the New York lawmaker said on social media. “To celebrate, let’s pass legislation that makes Juneteenth a national holiday and enact H.R. 40, Rep @JacksonLeeTX18’s Commission on Reparations”:
  • [British] Pub chain and insurer apologise for slavery links

    06/18/2020 2:41:30 AM PDT · by Mr Radical · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 June 2020 | Anon
    [British] Pub chain Greene King and insurance market Lloyd's of London have apologised for their historical links to the slave trade... Both corporations have apologised and said they will donate to charities representing black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.
  • VIDEO: Watch Joe Biden Play Reparations Dodgeball

    06/14/2020 8:08:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 14, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO During a recent NAACP virtual town hall, Joe Biden did everything he could to slither out of giving a direct answer to whether he would flat out support reparations. Host Ed Gordon tries to nail down Biden to a straight answer but to no avail. You can easily read on Gordon's face his obvious disappointment and frustration with Biden's evasiveness. Of course Biden will not give a straight answer on this question because he knows it would be electoral poison in November. Instead he goes through the laughable pretense of supposedly supporting reparations without actually doing so.
  • 'Trump gives credibility to these racist f...': Joe Biden almost drops F-BOMB during passionate speech about president inciting racial divisions - before promising to 'watch his language'

    06/13/2020 8:40:31 PM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 13, 2020 | Andrew Court
    Joe Biden stopped himself from dropping the f-bomb while discussing President Trump at a roundtable in Philadelphia. The Democratic presidential nominee, 77, was caught on camera almost uttering the profanity Thursday, when the commander-in-chief's record on race came up as a topic of discussion. 'When a president speaks, no matter how good or bad he is, people listen. And when he [Trump] speaks, he gives credibility to these racist f...,' Biden stated, before suddenly catching himself. 'I have to watch my language!' he then added.
  • African American reparation bill passes California Assembly

    06/13/2020 11:29:58 AM PDT · by thecodont · 54 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Updated 11:12 am PDT, Friday, June 12, 2020 | Cuneyt Dil, Associated Press Updated 11:12 am PDT, Friday, June 12, 2020
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to establish a task force to study and prepare recommendations for how to give reparations to African Americans passed the California Assembly on Thursday. The bill advanced with a 56-5 vote as protests nationwide over police brutality re-energized the movement for racial justice and activists pressed for sweeping reforms. It is a top priority for California's Legislative Black Caucus. If the bill passes the Senate and is signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom, eight people with backgrounds in racial justice reforms would lead a study into who would be eligible for compensation due...
  • Scott Adams has had a brilliant insight about the demand for reparations

    06/13/2020 5:32:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Andrea Widburg
    Whenever Democrats push race to the forefront of the news, reparations pop up. The theory is that, because their forebearers were kidnapped from Africa and enslaved in America, blacks will never catch up economically to whites. It doesn’t matter that there are no slaves or slaveowners today; that most whites are not descended from slaveowners; or that racism impoverished, rather than enriched the South. Scott Adams’ brilliant insight cuts through all this: The comparison isn’t between black wealth and white wealth in America. Instead, the comparison must be the difference between black’s average net worth in America versus black’s average...
  • Joe Biden wants reparations for blacks expanded to include Native Americans

    06/11/2020 9:32:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 74 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2020 | Seth McLaughlin
    Joseph R. Biden passed Wednesday during a virtual town hall event with the NAACP on the chance to endorse reparations for black Americans, saying that such a package must also include Native Americans. Pressed on the issue, Mr. Biden, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, said he supports the concept, but said he wants to allow studies on the issue to play out before he goes all-in on direct payments to African Americans.
  • Vanity: ANTIFA Has Taken Over Part of Seattle and Issued Demands

    06/09/2020 10:29:21 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 249 replies
    VANITY
    VANITY. I'll post various sources. Here are the demands: For ease of consideration, we’ve broken these demands into four categories: The Justice System, Health and Human Services, Economics, and Education. Given the historical moment, we’ll begin with our demands pertaining to the Justice System. The Seattle Police Department and attached court system are beyond reform. We do not request reform, we demand abolition. We demand that the Seattle Council and the Mayor defund and abolish the Seattle Police Department and the attached Criminal Justice Apparatus. This means 100% of funding, including existing pensions for Seattle Police. At an equal level...
  • The Privilege Inherent in Reparations for Black America

    06/09/2020 6:24:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 9, 2020 | Robert T. Smith
    On Fox News recently, Bret Baier interviewed BET founder Robert Johnson, who has called for reparations for slavery. Mr. Johnson has proposed $14 trillion for 40 million black Americans. The potential for reparations payments would be a privilege for certain Americans at the cost to others who were not responsible for slavery. --snip-- Reparations appears integrally entangled with the notion of privilege. Privilege, or white privilege, is a purposefully ambiguous concept. What exactly is the privilege that non-black Americans enjoy that is unavailable to black Americans in our country, and why does the financially successful founder of BET believe that...
  • Measure to create Chicago Reparations Commission advances to City Council

    06/09/2020 4:09:52 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 80 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 8, 2020 | Maudlyne Ihejirika
    Amid winds of change as America confronts its race issue, a reparations resolution dismissed by many as the stuff of dreams was unanimously passed by a Chicago City Council committee Friday and is scheduled to go before the full council June 17. The resolution would establish a “Chicago Citizens of African Descent Reparations Commission” to investigate how one of the most segregated cities in the nation could best make amends for the impact of slavery. Up for discussion by the Committee on Human Relations Thursday, black and Latino aldermen called the resolution timely and necessary, in the aftermath of the...