As my dad always said when us girls would whine for something, “You may want it, but ain’t no way you’re gonna get it.”
How many billions of dollars have already been wasted on social programs? There has been 50+ years of reparations by means of government giveaways. Which has accomplished absolutely nothing but the destruction of the black family. Throwing more money away for something that ended 150 years ago is just plain stupid.
The agenda outlines six demands and offers 40 recommendations on how to address them. To address criminal justice reform, for example, organizers are calling for an end to the type of militarized police presence seen at protests in cities like Ferguson, and the retroactive decriminalization and immediate release of all people convicted of drug offenses, sex work related offense and youth offenses.
The group also is calling for the passage of federal legislation, already proposed in Congress, that would create a commission to study reparations for descendants of slaves.
This is the first time Black Lives Matter has articulated its demands. A year ago, groups held a two-day meeting in Cleveland in the wake of several high-profile killings of black men and boys by police. The shootings sparked racial tensions and protests that evolved into a national conversation about disparities in policing. Since then, the groups met to come up with the final agenda. More