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  • Wall Street Dem Donors Warn The Party: We’ll Sit Out, or Back Trump, if you Nominate Warren

    09/26/2019 10:16:00 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 66 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 9/26/19 | Brian Schwartz
    Democratic donors on Wall Street and in big business are preparing to sit out the presidential campaign fundraising cycle — or even back President Donald Trump — if Sen. Elizabeth Warren wins the party’s nomination. In recent weeks, CNBC spoke to several high-dollar Democratic donors and fundraisers in the business community and found that this opinion was becoming widely shared as Warren, an outspoken critic of big banks and corporations, gains momentum against Joe Biden in the 2020 race. “You’re in a box because you’re a Democrat and you’re thinking, ‘I want to help the party, but she’s going to...
  • Why Reparations Talk Is Harmful

    09/20/2019 5:55:19 AM PDT · by karpov · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | September 20, 2019 | Mona Charen
    Three Democratic candidates for president — Julián Castro, Cory Booker, and Marianne Williamson — have declared support for the idea of slavery reparations. A number of others have said they’d vote for a bill sponsored by Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee (D., Texas) to create a “commission to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans.” Still other candidates have been vague (Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke), while Elizabeth Warren has called for a “national, full-blown conversation about reparations in this country.” Oh, a conversation. A Washington Post piece examining the tensions between black Americans on the question offers a glimpse...
  • Episcopal seminary to set aside $1.7 million for slavery reparations fund

    09/10/2019 8:12:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/10/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    An Episcopal seminary in Virginia has announced that its setting aside $1.7 million for an endowment fund aimed at paying reparations for slavery. Virginia Theological Seminary, founded in 1823 and based in Alexandria, announced last Thursday that it was creating the fund largely in response to the institution having direct ties to slavery. Money from the fund is expected to go to projects such as helping emerging congregations linked to the seminary, aiding African-American clergy, and helping to support work by historically African-American congregations. The Rev. Joseph Thompson, director of the seminary’s Office of Multicultural Ministries, which will oversee the...
  • Steam engine pioneer James Watt is CONDEMNED by Glasgow University as part of slave 'reparations'

    08/28/2019 6:36:11 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    dailymail ^ | 23 August 2019 | ELEANOR HARDING
    Glasgow university has condemned steam train pioneer James Watt links to slave trade. Glasgow University had recently signed an 'historic' agreement to fund a £20million programme of 'reparative justice' over its links to the slavery during the British Empire. A report by Glasgow University last year found that 25 financial gifts and donations that came from the profits of slavery and a further 18 that may have done so. These would be worth at least £16 million in today's money. The report says the father of 'the famous inventor James Watt' was 'a West India merchant and slave-trader who supported...
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘America Is Ready’ for Reparations Because of Trump’s ‘Attitude’

    08/27/2019 6:51:11 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 August 2019 | Pam Key
    Lee said, “The commission would study reparation proposals. We would not dictate to the commission its design but, clearly, it would be designed for those descendants of slavery. Tragically, 250 years of slavery in the United States for those enslaved Africans did not receive workman’s comp, salary, 401(k), or anything, and literally built the wealth of the United States and Europe. That’s why it was called the trans-Atlantic slave trade, taking enslaved Africans from Africa, frankly, from many parts of Africa. This commission would have the authority appointed by the President, the Majority Leader, the Speaker, and scholars, to really...
  • Social Justice For Dummies

    08/23/2019 5:53:13 AM PDT · by Ubetterubet129 · 8 replies
    Randy Hall Rants ^ | 08/23/19 | Randy Hall
    I finally “get it. I finally understand the theory of Social Justice. In Florida a recently passed constitutional amendment would restore voting rights to convicted felons who have completed their sentences. Now a political groups claims that convicted felons in Florida who would otherwise be eligible to vote under recently passed Amendment 4 are unable to do so because they are unable to afford to pay the fine and costs or restitution which was imposed as part of their felony sentence. They can’t vote because they can’t pay and that’s unfair. That violates the equal protection clause under the U.S....
  • Black Conservative Confronts Dem Candidates About Reparations, ‘Can I Have My (T)

    08/22/2019 1:23:49 PM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/22/2019 | Virginia Kruta
    Full header: Black Conservative Confronts Dem Candidates About Reparations, ‘Can I Have My Reparations Now?’ Turning Point USA’s Rob Smith approached 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls in a video posted Wednesday, asking whether he could get his reparations now. Smith, an Iraq War veteran and “America’s favorite black gay Republican,” noted that every candidate he approached at the Iowa State Fair had voiced support for reparations for slavery. Smith walked up to the candidates as they campaigned at the fair, first reminding them that they had voiced support for reparations and then immediately asking whether they were ready to put their...
  • Reparations for slavery emerge as issue among Democrats running for president

    08/19/2019 8:32:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 19, 2019 | Daniela Altimari, The Hartford Courant
    HARTFORD, Conn. — When University of Connecticut professor Thomas Craemer first began researching reparations for slavery, most mainstream white politicians weren’t talking about the issue. Now, more than a dozen years later, the idea that African Americans should receive restitution for the grievous legacy of enslavement and racial discrimination is sparking a political debate that is helping to shape the 2020 presidential race. “I’m surprised by this myself,” said Craemer, an expert on racial bias and a professor of public policy at the University of Connecticut in Hartford. At the most recent Democratic presidential debate in July, several candidates expressed...
  • Race-baiting revisionism: The NYTimes wants to ‘rebrand’ America’s founding as a slave nation

    08/18/2019 2:09:16 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 68 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/18/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Because the race-baiting sycophants in the Left-wing “mainstream” media don’t believe they have divided America enough, the ‘woke’ editorial staff at The New York Times is embarking on a project to push our country closer to the abyss. Under the auspices of something called “The 1619 Project,” the Times seeks to rebrand history and make the issue of slavery central to America’s founding. The title of the initiative makes reference to the 400th anniversary of the arrival of black slaves to lands later to be collectively known as the United States. And the Times is clear about its objective: “It...
  • Marianne Williamson Releases $500 Billion Reparations Plan

    08/07/2019 12:01:23 PM PDT · by budj · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/7/2013 | Joshua Caplan
    Spiritual guru and 2020 White House hopeful Marianne Williamson on Wednesday released her plan to pay between $200 billion to $500 billion in reparations to descendants of African slaves in the United States.
  • Progressives lay out racial justice strategy to win over working-class whites

    07/20/2019 9:26:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 19, 2019 | Jon Ward
    A few days before President Trump’s Twitter rant against four congresswomen of color, a few thousand progressives gathered in Philadelphia to hear speakers exhort them to make race a central issue in the 2020 election. “We’ve got to center racial justice,” Rashad Robinson, the executive director of Color of Change, told the Netroots Nation conference. Robinson told the audience that “racial justice is a strategy for gaining power and winning power.” Robinson represents a left wing of the party that wants to confront Trump’s demagoguery on race and identity head on, not shying away from the topic. “Democrats for years...
  • Democrat ‘Doomsday Scenario’ as Campaign Funds Evaporate

    07/17/2019 11:34:19 AM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2019 | Nate Church
    Empty wallets might finally do to the crowd of Democrat 2020 presidential challengers what national disinterest could not. New financial disclosures show that 11 liberal contenders for the Oval Office are operating their campaigns at a deficit, having spent more money than campaign donations could support. Eight more have less than $1 million on hand. More than five months from 2020, only the front-runners have the financial means to go much further. “This is the doomsday scenario for a lot of campaigns, where they’re grasping for air to keep their campaigns alive and to live another day,” said Washington Democrat...
  • Kamala Harris announces $100B plan for black homeownership, tackling racial wealth gap

    07/06/2019 1:50:43 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 144 replies
    fox ^ | 07/06/2019 | Sam Dorman
    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announced Saturday that she would invest $100 billion of federal money into housing assistance for black families as part of an effort to close the racial wealth gap in the United States if elected president.
  • Schumer announces support for slavery reparations bill

    07/17/2019 6:29:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    Axios - Left Wing Rag ^ | 07/16/2019 | Alexi McCammond
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told a small group of reporters Tuesday that he will support legislation proposed by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to establish a commission to study reparations for slavery. Why it matters: As the top Democrat in the Senate, Schumer's support strengthens not only the legislation's future, but also benefits a continuing conversation on the reparations issue. It presents a stark contrast with his Republican counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who opposes reparations for slavery. "What McConnell said was just preposterous and that’s why I’m supporting this legislation," Schumer told...
  • Kamala Harris on Reparations: ‘Writing a Check’ Not ‘Gonna Be Enough’

    07/16/2019 7:48:20 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/16/19
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) believes that “writing a check” to the descendants of slaves is not “going to be enough” when it comes to reparations. In an interview with Jemele Hill’s podcast that was released on Monday evening, Hill, playing a game of “for or against,” asked Harris if she was “for or against” reparations. Harris answered: “complicated.” Hill, who interviewed Harris during Essence Fest in New Orleans, told her “that wasn’t one of the choices.” The presidential candidate then elaborated, saying she supports Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s (D-TX) commission to study reparations. “We need to address how we’re going...
  • Beto O’Rourke says he had relative who owned slaves

    07/14/2019 9:17:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 15, 2019
    Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke says he was recently given documents showing that both he and his wife are descended from people who owned slaves. In a post Sunday night for the website Medium, the former Texas congressman writes that the documents showed that one of his paternal great-great-great grandfathers owned two women in the 1850s. He says records also showed that one ancestor of his wife, Amy, owned slaves while another was part of the Confederate Army. …
  • Reparations as Intraelite Competition

    07/10/2019 11:03:40 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 8 replies
    Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | July 10, 2019 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    We’ve been hearing a lot of talk recently about reparations, the idea that certain demographic groups in Western countries (but especially the USA) “owe” other demographic groups because of past injustices, whether real or imagined. Typically this talk is cast in racial tones – whites owe racial minorities for oppression, despite whites taking the historically unprecedented steps of abolishing formal slavery, granting minorities “civil rights,” and allowing minorities the opportunity to participate fully in their societies – something that virtually no other group of people in history have done. There has been a low level of background noise along this...
  • Cohen: Democrats need to stop “embracing losing issues”

    07/09/2019 5:44:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 9, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    I should start by saying that the Washington Post’s Richard Cohen may wind up being one of the more dangerous people in the country, at least if you happen to be Donald Trump or a member of the Senate GOP majority. Why? Because he’s running around preaching common sense to the Democrats and if we’re not careful, they may start listening. In a column this week, he’s sounding the alarm over something I was just pointing out earlier today. The Democratic candidates for the 2020 nomination (along with many of their overly enthusiastic colleagues in Congress) are loudly and proudly...
  • McConnell on his family’s past: Like Obama, my family owned slaves,

    07/09/2019 5:00:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 9, 2019 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The guy’s pretty good.I mean, love him or hate him, he knows what he’s doing.He can barely suppress a smile here: Senator Mitch McConnell Claims He And Barack Obama Are 'Descendants Of Slaveholders'The snark about him once again finding himself in the same position as Obama is icing on the cake, a kick aimed right at the left’s collective ass.Is it true that Obama’s ancestors owned slaves? It is — more than one ancestor, in fact. It may also be true, though, that not only was Obama descended from American slaves, he was descended from the first American slave. The...
  • Self-righteous assaults on America's history make the U.S. a lesser nation

    07/08/2019 4:04:29 PM PDT · by jeb184 · 10 replies
    CDN - Communities Digital News ^ | 07/08/2019 | Allan C. Brownfeld