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
#RealADOSRealFreedom

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

#FourthofJuly #WeComing
Real freedom is not being forgotten by the country your ancestors built. The country where government policies sanctioned your enslavement, your oppression and your current housing instability.


#RealADOSRealFreedom #FourthofJuly
Real freedom is having the political maturity and the lineage pride to contend with the complicated history behind the flag and claim our rightful place - rather than running away from it.



#RealADOSRealFreedom #FourthofJuly
Real freedom means treating your vote as an exchange and holding politicians accountable to an agenda that YOU define.

Real freedom means rejecting the expectation to be a bottom caste political beast of burden, towing the party line
#RealADOSRealFreedom
Real freedom means advocating for our interests in our communities - at the local grocery store, barber shop, public square - even when those interests shake up the status quo.



#RealADOSRealFreedom #Reparations2020 #ADOS
Real freedom is exercising our right to participate in democracy in the halls of Congress. Freedom to fight for real reparations before we fall off an economic cliff.

#RealADOSRealFreedom #FourthofJuly
Real freedom is finding common ground with those who share common lineage to push a common agenda. #RealADOSRealFreedom #Reparations2020 #FourthofJuly

Breaking bread and forming a political agenda.

Black Americans are projected to have $0 median wealth by 2053. In cities like Boston, it's already at $8 for ADOS.

Real freedom means breaking the cycle, not just slowing it.
#RealADOSRealFreedom

Real freedom means that ADOS define how our grass roots take shape. No one else gets to dictate how we grow.

ADOS are fighting for our survival, on our terms.
#RealADOSRealFreedom
Real freedom means carrying on the legacy of our ancestors, who organized political groups, mutual aid societies and more - and didn't let America's poltical landmines stop them.

#RealADOSRealFreedom

And if you're interested in the data from graphic 3, it's compiled from the "Color of Wealth" reports by leading economists, incl Sandy Darity:
aasc.ucla.edu/besol/Color_of…

bostonfed.org/publications/o…

kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/wp-content/upl…
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