Tag Archives: reparations

BET Co-Founder Bob Johnson Urges Black Lives Matter to Form Political Party

In the following open letter from last week, multi-millionaire Bob Johnson, the co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and former majority owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets), encourages the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement to form a political party. Earlier this month, Johnson called for $14.7 trillion in reparations for Black people. Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: ‘Juneteenth 2019: The US Must Repair Historic and Current Racism’

By Howie Hawkins

On this Juneteenth, we must confront the impacts of racism dating back to the founding of the United States with the slave trade of Black people brought from Africa, Jim Crow segregation, and policies that continue to this day that cause wealth inequality, disinvestment in Black communities, police violence, mass incarceration, and white nationalist violence.… Read more ...

Greens want reparations

Green Party Watch reports

[A recent] vote by the House of Representatives to apologize for slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws may provoke a discussion on reparations for descendants of African slaves. Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente are on record in support of such reparations, and the Green Party platform has the following to say on the subject:

People of color in this country have legitimate claims to reparations in the form of monetary compensation for centuries of discrimination.

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