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#ADOS 2020 Holiday Schedule - If we don't remember and celebrate our milestones and setbacks, no one else will. I'm asking that all #ADOS find a way in their communities/families to observe the following holidays. #LineageMatters
These are suggested days of observance & activities. It's up to each person, family & community to decide if & how they will observe and holidays. But we do think these are some of the most significant events that form the creation story of #ADOS Any suggestions? #LineageMatters
#ADOS January 1 - Emancipation Proclamation Day - Let's commemorate the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation (which we acknowledge didn't end Slavery for all) with communal gatherings and dinners to honor the past year and forge ahead renewed in the new year. #LineageMatters
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#ADOS #Reparations2020 #LineageMatters #WeComing

#ADOSPolitics and #AlSharpton are NOT in alignment, for the record.

It’s about time we discuss the duplicitous nature of the good brother Rev. Al Sharpton.…
#ADOS #ADOSPolitics #AlSharpton
According to the NYT, “Mr. Trump cut the ribbon at Mr. Sharpton’s National Action Network annual convention in 2002. & in 2006, Mr. Trump returned to the convention, standing next to Mr. Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson&the singer James Brown.”
#ADOS do you remember the Boondocks episode where #AlSharpton ‘s character was in cahoots with #AnnCoulter to using black tragedies for money? The quote about Al needing a nemesis is gold. Both Ann & Al make their money by knowing who to rile up and who to oppose.
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@breakingbrown discussed #Baltimore as recently as last week when there was a weekend of unexplained violence. What’s happening in #Baltimore is not new to #ADOS.
In America, #ADOS are perpetual outsiders; that stops now. We’re not outsiders. Enslavement created the foundations for the economies of the western world by making cotton “King”. #Reparations is the least America can do for our ancestors’ contribution.
Let’s talk about #ADOS cities like #Atlanta where the data paints a picture of a group that has been continually barred from all means of economic advancement, agency, and autonomy. @Bloomberg
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The debt is the debt. You don’t get to be against it based on a concocted worst case scenario. Was that ur response to the Jewish community, Bernie? And redistribution & govt protections would make #ADOS producers & owners, not just consumers.…
Do people think anti-Semitism is fixed by paying reparations to the Jewish community? Of course not! So why is Bernie pushing his “concern” that the government will give #ADOS $20k in reparations & say they’ve fixed racism? It’s ridiculous! #LineageMatters 🇺🇸
Any reparations plan would include more than just a check. It must be accompanied by action to make us a protected class, open up funnels to business capital that isn’t predatory, etc. And Jews who are descendants of Holocaust victims are still getting paid. Not a ☝️ time payout.
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“I find myself once again in the same position as President Obama,” McConnell told reporters. “We both oppose reparations. We both are the descendants of slave owners.”

And neither u nor Obama were #ADOS.…
Is it at least becoming apparent now how horrible Obama is/was for Black politics? This is a prime example of how Obama’s awfulness will be used as cover for white politicians into the foreseeable future. #ADOS 🇺🇸
Obama lived a white life. He wasn’t rooted in the cost of American chattel slavery & that accrued disadvantage. And those of us who are rooted in it are now paying the price 4 allowing Obama to cast himself as a member of our #ADOS tribe.
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FACT: Shirley Chisholm’s (nation's first black congresswoman) father was from Guiana, mother from Barbados 🇧🇧. And yet despite this she represented the interest of ALL people — including African Americans who trace their ancestry to the first slaves in the USA 🇺🇸.

Who is an ‘African American’? Definition evolves as USA does…
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Thanks to @sahilkapur for the quote. The ignorance and hostility is breathtaking. Let’s take this apart.

1/ Barack Obama was not Black America’s reparations, just as previous white presidents didn’t not represent a payment to White America

2/ Slavery was just the beginning of the cost to American Descendants of Slaves. We live with the accrued disadvantage from slavery/ Jim Crow /redlining / convict leasing etc. The past is forever with us. The racial wealth gap is the lens thru which we can easiest count that cost
3/ America didn’t try hard enough after the Civil War. Instead of redistributing land to former slaves, America gave power, resources & land back to Confederates. America failed. Not my problem. Fix it. #LineageMatters #ADOS 🇺🇸
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Stop looking forward to the “browning of America” as some kind of savior era bc 1) “Brown” people internalize white supremacy and express anti-Black bias routinely & 2) “Brown” people who emigrated here, as evidenced by Coates’ Obama interview, may feel #ADOS r not owed a debt
The way we flatten “brownness” is odd and, I believe, an intentional way of manipulating #ADOS politics. There is no solidarity around “brownness” anywhere. Groups are often tribal, or they form solidarity ideologically, etc, but a browner America won’t save us #LineageMatters 🇺🇸
In America, nearly all wealth is held in white homes, but globally, this shifts. There are “brown” multimillionaires and billionaires. And they’re no less ruthless than their white counterparts. Being “brown” doesn’t infuse a person with virtue. #ADOD #LineageMatters 🇺🇸
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#ADOS @Chad_Boogie presents

How to Spot A Collaborator


Yvette Nicole Brown @YNB
AKA “The Hypocrite”
@YNB is a self-professed pro-black Christian whose sorority sister is vying for the democratic nomination. ADOS has been very vocal about the harm inflicted upon blk ppl during Kampala’s tenure as CA’s AG. As a result, we do not support her bid for the presidency.
@YNB has maligned #ADOS as anti-black, alt-right, dumb, MAGA, & her personal favorite ‘trash’. She stops short of referring to us as Nazis like her friend Talib Kweli but seems to approve of his use of this dog whistle meant to designate ADOS as a hate group.
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So @ministter went on @amjoyshow to destroy the #ADOS movement. Ugh. So tiresome. But let’s do a thread to expose the ignorance.
1.@ministter U wouldn’t be up early in an ugly canary yellow shirt talking about reparations if it weren’t for #ADOS. We put #Reparations2020 on the presidential platform, not you. U don’t deserve a platform to speak. About anything. U haven’t achieved anything. U failed.
2. As the leader of a failed political tactic, u don’t get to criticize us @ministter. U get to sit on the sideline and observe #ADOS, the new wave of #reparations2020 advocacy. By what right r u on TeeVee?
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We are at the edge of something phenomenal when a conservative columnist opens the door to reparations. And as foundational as it was, that Coates essay was 2014. #ADOS have renewed, enlivened, and brought specificity and understanding, thru data, to reparations debate 🇺🇸
I appreciate the Coates essay for providing a mainstream foundation for the reparations debate in 2014, but everyone, including Coates, abandoned the real advocacy, data, and carving out of a specific group required to push for reparations legislation. #ADOS #Lineage2020 🇺🇸
The data and specificity of the designation of #ADOS as a specific group doesn’t get u a Coates genius grant; it gets you harassed and mischaracterized as xenophobic. But that’s the work @tonetalks and I have been doing for years now. It’s the sacrifice we’ve been making 🇺🇸
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#ADOS isn’t just a reparations movt, but a need for reparations explained thru the lens of historic income inequality & wealth calcification, and understanding that as whites r inheriting wealth, we’re inheriting the poverty of accrued disadvantage & bottom caste existence 🇺🇸
1) So the criticism of “reparations advocacy didn’t start with #ADOS!” is a misnomer. We never claimed that. But we did use the inequality work of economists like Piketty & Darity to show that money comes thru inheritance now, not labor & there is no catching up. 🇺🇸
2) We dealt a death blow to do-for-selferism, showing thru Darity‘s work & others that #ADOS disadvantage is not the result of cultural deficits & thus, cant be fixed through individual agency or effort.
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