1/ #ADOS divisiveness starts at the top with @tonetalks and @BreakingBrown & their anti-black rhetoric which they embed with far-right talking points, supporting curbed immigration & a revocation of birth-right citizenship & quizzically, a move to re-interpret the 14th amendment.
2/ Their goal is to have US citizenship for black folk in the US only apply to Americans Descendants of Slavery (that never left), hence the acronym. Y’all wildin’...!!! Y’all want to start an intra-racial war in the United States and it’s not happening. Nuts...!!! 🤡
3/ Y’all took a perfectly necessary and essential message, reparations for Americans descendants of American chattel slavery and Jim Crow (which I am a 100% in support of) and infused it with virulent anti-black (particularly anti-African) bigotry, coupled with far-right,
4/ anti-immigration based ideology, which just exposes how misplaced your hate-filled, bigoted agenda truly is. All y’all had to do was stick to the essentials. Do scholarly work showing the undeniable debt owed to #ADOS and what the structure of that debt/reparations should
5/ look like. @tonetalks & @BreakingBrown have done some work in this arena I admit but, the framing is *horrible.*
West Africans (and Africans in general) are not your enemies or the cause of the oppression experienced by #ADOS, which recent Americans of African and Caribbean
6/ descent experience as well. But there is a *distinction* and a *hierarchy* that must be acknowledged in the movement for reparations and #ADOS should naturally receive top billing. But #ADOS folks can’t define the terms and qualifiers alone for who is eligible and who is not.
7/ For one thing not enough scholarly work has been done by @tonetalks or @BreakingBrown to make a definitive case for who should be eligible (a very complex subject). 👇🏾

Mass immigration happened as free-slaves and the enslaved fought to escape the brutality of slavery,
8/ the revolutionary war, the civil war and Jim Crow. Some of these folks escaped to Canada (Nova Scotia), moved on to Africa, built colonies/countries with the help of abolitionists. Generations later their descendants returned to the United States to live and have been here
9/ for 1,2,3 generations. Do *they* not deserve a “justice claim” in the United States for their descendants experiencing US chattel slavery? @tonetalks @BreakingBrown @TalibKweli @IWashington @briebriejoy
Y’all need to go back to the drawing board and rethink this whole thing.
10/ Your basically leaving out possibly millions of folk in that subset alone. Do they get first billing over #ADOS? No...but they should be in the mix and that’s the problem with ur movement. U only really want to advocate for American Descendants of Slavery that never left 🇺🇸
11/ Never took a break from oppression (in your estimation), like there wasn’t plenty of oppression in the African colonies or Canada that they escaped to. Have you heard of the “Black Loyalists?”. Scholarly research...right! 🙄
12/ And let me just add this last final comment. I understand the pain and hurt that #ADOS feel and I have deep empathy for the conditions that #ADOS have gone through over 400 years in the United States. The magnitude of this can not be overstated. I also understand that
13/ *some* recent (1st, 2nd, 3rd gen) Americans of African & Caribbean descent have not always been as empathetic of the plight of #ADOS & *have* benefitted in the US as a direct result of the *embattled labor* of #ADOS or, as they call themselves *Foundational Black-Americans*
14/ Infact some have been downright *problematic* e.g @iLuvvit. None of that justifies or should condone the virulent anti-blackness (particularly anti-African and Carribean rhetoric) permeating through #ADOS supporters starting from their co-founders @tonetalks & @BreakingBrown
15/ @tonetalks is right to compare and contrast the intra-racial disparities between Americans of Carribean & African descent vs #ADOS in attempting to illustrate the frightening disparities in wealth but, is devastatingly WRONG to blame that on, lax immigration policies or
16/ recent Americans of African or Caribbean descent because, they dared to come to the United States to seek a better life (and are ultimately succeeding because of a combination of their hard work and the *embattled labor* of the #ADOS people that make America truly great).
17/ #ADOS have been the moral conscience of this nation for over 400 years. Re-direct that energy in the appropriate direction: *institutional racism* and, the systemic and structural impediments, that America’s 400 plus years of virulent white supremacy have extolled on ALL
18/ Americans of African and Carribean persuasion, admittedly with differing effects.

Either that or #ADOS will go down in history as being the far-right, xenophobic movement it seems to be patterning itself after.
19/ And ostensibly, how is this ultimately dissimilar to other radically, misinformed far-right movements like #Blexit or the #ProudBoys
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