As America marches toward a reckoning with its original sin of slavery the question that everyone is asking is what’s next? Ignited by the energy of our hashtag #ADOS (American Descendants of Slavery) reparations discussions have found new life rooted in data from the Federal Reserve in ways we haven’t seen historically. As I have shown using the most recent Federal Survey of Consumer Finances out of 20 million black families a mere 340,000 of them are worth more than 1.2 million dollars with most of it being in their home. In fact, when looking at the data most black families across this nation are largely wealthless. All while 15% or 13 million white families are worth more than 1.2 million dollars. With a full 1 million white families being worth more than 10 million dollars. These million white families largely control all of America’s privately held resources. This is the gap where we have hidden our nation’s history. …
Attorney Antonio Moore discusses the context of wealth & race in America using data from the Federal reserve. Moore gives a critique of Elizabeth Warren’s recent college debt plan that shows it will benefit White America far more than #ADOS Black America.
ADOS founder Attorney Antonio Moore discusses #ADOS and the recent criticisms with co-founder Yvette Carnell . The two pay particular attention to rapper Talib Kweli, Boyce Watkins, and Mark Thompson of Sirius radio.
They address several accusations stating that ADOS is the creation of two black people that consistently voted Democrat, ADOS is not a right wing funded group, and that ADOS is focused on a Black Agenda & reparation and not Xenophobic.
In recent weeks as Democratic candidates have announced their bid for the Presidential nomination of the party, the national discussion is shifting from the U.S.-Mexico border and DACA to a reckoning with America’s original sin: chattel slavery.
Senator Warren is suggesting she would include Native Americans in a reparations package, and Senator Bernie Sanders has put forth a stance that is tantamount to being against reparations altogether. A major driver for this discussion has been the online movement #ADOS, or American Descendants Of Slavery, which was founded by myself and Yvette Carnell.
Our movement aims to make U.S. descendants of slavery whole by foregrounding the necessity of recompense for the wide-ranging damages done to black America throughout our nation’s history. A justice claim beginning with slavery, and encompassing the legacy of disadvantage which reaches right up to the present. …