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White America owns like 95% of the land and wealth. And when I think about it, socialist - white socialist - are particularly evil. After amassing the vast majority of wealth, they want to **keep it** and then usher in social policies under the guise of caring about the 1/x
greater society. Then after we sign onto socialism and file a charge of #Reparations2020 in a socialist framework they, white socialist, will look at you crazy b/c direct cash payments go against societal distribution; yet nothing would've been redistributed prior to 2/x
social program redistribution. Meaning that white America gets to keep their 95% wealth & land accumulation, Japanese-Americans & Tribal Nations & Jewish-Americans get to keep their reparations in addition to socialist policies, policies that based on ideology deny #ADOS 3/x
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Thread: the following is a breakdown of Obama & his self-reported progress with American Descendants of Slavery. I've had people attempt to use Obama's White House press releases to defend Obama's record with #ADOS. There is no defense.

Below is the White House release titled "Creating Opportunities for All Americans: Obama Administration’s Record and the African-American Community (2/04/16)"

Below is the White House release titled "Progress of the African-American Community During the Obama Administration (10/14/16)"

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The government spent $4B stabilizing Cubans in Miami and they basically run Miami. And they - white Cubans - are racist as hell.
"About 40 percent of Latinx people self-identify as “other,” complicating how people see themselves & how they are racialized. This distancing from Blackness is happening because inherently, people understand that to be Black in America automatically puts you at a disadvantage."
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THREAD: The more I think about #DemocraticSocialism the more irritated I become. #Bernie2020, #AOC and company are moving in each and every direction to democratically socialize America and I'm supposed to jump and down for joy?! 🤔
#M4A, #GreenNewDeal and #CancelStudentDebt are massive wealth transfers to white America that "nibble around the edges of big problems" affecting #ADOS. White America owns 93% of American wealth and 98% of American land. White millennials are living off of inheritance.
Socialist policies will do nothing to correct the racial wealth gap.

"But what about the planet?!" What about it? In undergrad I volunteered for a professor who needed someone to kayak lakes throughout northern Florida in remote areas. I once applied to veterinary school
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#Bernie2020 intends to spend $50.2T on #Socialist policies, constantly feeds #ADOS universal🐂💩, yet is deferential towards Native Americans and ensures redress for Native American Slavery 👇🏾(yes, he said slavery!)

#BerniesBack #BernieInQueens
Below (👇🏾) #Bernie2020 pledges to provide all the financing (i.e. cuttin' a check) needed to fulfill all Native American treaties. Must be nice to NOT be fed universality for lineage specific issues! 🤷🏾‍♂️

Keep in mind Obama routinely spoke out against #Reparations2020 only to turn around and fulfill Native American treaties (i.e. Native American reparations). Bernie will do the same!

#Bernie2020 #BernieInQueens
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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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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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African-Americans (ADOS) have fought for freedom since before 1776. My ancestor fought in the Civil War USCT

Real freedom means finally having the full citizenship that we've earned many times throughout our unique history here #RealADOSRealFreedom #FourthofJuly #Reparations2020

Real freedom is having the right to organize politically with agency, self-definition, self-direction - beyond the binary of two party politics.

#FourthofJuly #WeComing
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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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Hi @RodDMartin ,

I noticed that you retweeted this.

I’m no expert on reparations or slavery. But I do have expertise in ethics and political philosophy. And, if I may, I think this comment actually brings more confusion than clarity to the issue. Here’s a much better argument.
(Quick preliminary. I’m not going to say anything about who owes what to whom, how much, or the process of effectuating compensation. I just want you to acknowledge that it’s at least possible that some people in the present day are owed compensation for some past injustices.
Oh yeah, and my argument has nothing to do with slavery. So your answer shouldn’t have anything to do with slavery or details Re who owes what to whom, how much, etc. My only point is that it’s at least possible that some people today are owed compensation for past injustice.)
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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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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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Cory Booker with the real life based case for reparations. Redlining made real.
Cory Bookers family story is amazing. White people we need to really listen here. Really understand what this means. #Reparations2020
Pt 3. Booker ripping a speech into a new dimension.
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