BlackLivesMatter issues 22-page demand for reparations, wealth redistribution & guaranteed income for blacks

Booker T. Washington
Today, August 1, 2016, a coalition of some 60 Black organizations called the Movement for Black Lives (MBL), which claims to represent “thousands of Black people from across the country,” posted a 22-page list of “demands,” titled A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom and Justice.
According to A Vision for Black Lives, there presently is “a war” on black people in America. To redress that is the purpose of the list of demands.
The demands are radical, extensive and expansive and, if acceded to, would mean Blacks would have their own state within the United States, which would be self-governing, self-policing, but not self-financing or geographically separate because secession would mean Blacks would have to pay their own way. Instead, the Black state-within-the-state would be pockets of fully-subsidized Black communities and institutions scattered across the U.S., where Blacks would receive a guaranteed minimum “liveable income” (which is really welfare because the income would be “guaranteed” without Blacks having to work for it), free lifetime education, free quality health care, and freedom for Blacks now incarcerated in prison, because they are not criminals but “political prisoners”.
How will these demands be funded? — with taxes, divestments from police and the military, and reparations from government and business corporations.
A Vision says:

Together, we demand an end to the wars against Black people. We demand that the government repair the harms that have been done to Black communities in the form of reparations and targeted long-term investments. We also demand a defunding of the systems and institutions that criminalize and cage us. This document articulates our vision of a fundamentally different world.
This agenda continues the legacy of our ancestors who pushed for reparations, Black self-determination and community control; and also propels new iterations of movements such as efforts for reproductive justice, holistic healing and reconciliation, and ending violence against Black cis, queer, and trans people.

The demands can be sorted into 6 groups (h/t ZeroHedge):
1. “End the war on Black people” via:

  • Decriminalizing Black youth by ending zero-tolerance school policies and arrests of students, and removing police from schools.
  • An end to capital punishment.
  • An end to money bail, mandatory fines, fees, court surcharges and “defendant funded” court proceedings.
  • An end to the use of past criminal history to determine eligibility for housing, education, licenses, voting, loans, employment, and other services and needs.
  • An end to the war on Black immigrants including the repeal of the 1996 crime and immigration bills, an end to all deportations, immigrant detention, and Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) raids, and mandated legal representation in immigration court.
  • An end to the war on Black LGBTQs by giving them anti-discrimination civil rights protections to ensure they have full access to employment, health, housing and education.
  • An end to the mass surveillance of Black communities and the use of technologies such as drones, body cameras, and predictive policing software whicht criminalize and target Blacks.
  • The demilitarization of law enforcement.
  • An end to the privatization of police, prisons, jails, probation, parole, food, phone and all other criminal justice related services.
  • An end to solitary confinement, public jails, detention centers, youth facilities and prisons as we know them.

2. Reparations, via:

  • Free lifetime education and open admissions to colleges, universities, and technical schools.
  • Retroactive forgiveness of student loans.
  • A guaranteed minimum livable income for all Black people.
  • Corporate and government reparations “for the wealth extracted from our communities through environmental racism, slavery, food apartheid, housing discrimination and racialized capitalism”.
  • Ensured access and control of food sources, housing and land.
  • Mandated public school curriculums on colonialism and slavery.
  • Funding of Black “cultural assets and sacred sites to ensure the recognition and honoring of our collective struggles and triumphs.”
  • Federal and state legislation to carry out all the demands, beginning with the immediate passage of H.R.40: the Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act.

3. Investment and Divestment via:

  • A reallocation of government funds from policing and incarceration to fund education, “local restorative justice services” and employment programs for Blacks.
  • The retroactive decriminalization, immediate release, (criminal) record expungement, and reparations for all drug related offenses and prostitution.
  • Investments in “restorative” and mental health services, and job programs.
  • Quality universal health care, neighborhood comprehensive health centers, special services for LGBTQs, paid parental leave, and comprehensive quality child and elder care.
  • A constitutional right to a fully-funded (free) education, with high quality food and free daycare.
  • Freedom from unwarranted search, seizure or arrest.
  • A divestment from use of fossil fuels and investment in sustainable energy solutions.
  • Reallocation of money from the military to invest in domestic infrastructure and community well-being.
  • Financial support of Black alternative institutions, such as cooperatives, land trusts, and “a culturally responsive health infrastructure.”
 4. Economic justice, via:

  • A “radical and sustainable redistribution of wealth” through a restructuring of tax codes.
  • Federal and state job programs for Blacks, with “a living wage“.
  • Support for Black-owned businesses which are “accountable to the community.”
  • An end to the “exploitative” privatization of natural resources, including land and water (which suggests an end to private land ownership).
  • Restore the Glass-Steagall Act to break up the large banks, and change policies and practices around regulation to promote black banks and other financial institutions.
  • An end to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and a renegotiation of all trade agreements to prioritize the interests of workers and communities.
  • Financial support of Blacks with low interest, interest-free or federally guaranteed low-interest loans.

5. Community Control:

  • “Direct democratic community control” of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
  • An end to private schools.
  • “Democratic” school boards.
  • Community control of curriculum, hiring, firing and discipline policies.

6. Political Power:

  • An end to the criminalization of Black political activity (riots?).
  • Immediate release of all political (i.e., black) prisoners.
  • Public financing of elections and the end of money controlling politics through ending super PACs and unchecked corporate donations.
  • Right to vote for all people via universal voter registration,  automatic voter registration, pre-registration for 16-year-olds, same day voter registration, voting day holidays, enfranchisement of formerly and presently incarcerated people, local and state resident voting for “undocumented people” (illegal aliens), and a ban on any “disenfranchisement laws” (voter ID).
  • Increased funding for Black institutions, including Black colleges and universities, Black media, and “cultural, political and social formations” (whatever that means).

 Read the 22-page “Vision” demands here.

Movement for Black Lives wants its demands to be part of the Democrat Party platform. According to the New York Times, MBL plans to start local campaigns to push for changes in law enforcement and community programs in cities across the country.

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~Eowyn

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Aw, they just need some James Taylor…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pm9P2xjmBY

josephbc69
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Today, August 01st, will live forever as a day of infamy for all Afro-Americans, including the majority of responsible, self-directed ones, who will be smeared w/the same brush used by their unconscionable begging relatives, to the detriment of ALL!

John Molloy
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John Molloy

The largest slaveholder in the South was purportedly a freed black.
I think that before reparations are considered that Southern slave owners
be reimbursed for lost property. I the US Army if you were in a foreign country if you killed a chicken you would have to reimburse the farmer
for the chicken its progeny ad infinitem.

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DCG
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I thought the first African American president was gonna take care of them? He’s only had 7+ years to address their “communities.” They should take their demands to the hopeandchange president.

pwilk
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pwilk

This is a ramp up of destroying American communities living in harmony and love together and it’s from George Soros and the global elites. They are desperate to completely take down America into total annihilation and bring in their one world and dictatorship because their time has run out. I feel pity and compassion for these low minded blacks who are caught up in this grievance against mankind and against God because they will have to pay for their part in the destruction of this once great nation and her people. I urge the black people to see Hillary’s America… Read more »

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Vickie
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Vickie

How about some pay back for all the welfare they have received either legally or illegally for several generations now. They can pay for any and all damage they have done to public housing. Then they can began paying back families from the north who lost members in the civil war to free them. When they finish with that they can have a one way ticket back to the African country of their choice for being racists and trying to discriminate against tax paying, hard working citizens of all races who have what they have because they worked and earned… Read more »

Dave
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Dave

See, boys and girls, this is why you shouldn’t smoke crack while drinking MD 20/20 and Milwaukee’s Best at the same time.

josephbc69
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Ha ha ha, ROTFLMAO.
The WORST hangover in my 73 yrs was recovering from a MD binge in my late teen yrs w/a neighbouring chum –one of the tribe, dontcha know?– and trying to get through the morning, never mind the rest of the day!!

japoa
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My wife had a go with MD in her college days . Had the same affect on her . Down and out for 2 days . She called it , ” the ultimate headache ” ….

Lophatt
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Lophatt

It’s Kosher, ya’ know? Just sayin’.

japoa
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You forgot Ripple and Boonesfarm !

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

Considering that nearly all their demands are illegal or unconstitutional,I wonder if all who took part in or supported this list of demands could be arrested for various crimes,from fraud up to and including treasonous acts against the US. That might be a little extreme,but then,what BLMatter (to distinguish from the OTHER BLM we don’t need) are demanding seems every bit as extreme.

josephbc69
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Indeed, and on and on and on it goes, ad infinitum. How big was your cheque this month? Just asking, as I haven’t got mine yet….

stevor
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these FOOLS ought to be FORCED to see “Hillary’s America” where it’s PROVEN that it’s always been the dumbocraps to be racist. They put blacks on plantations, put Indians in reservations, put blacks in ghettos, and now they’re putting muslims in ghettos (like Dearbornistan).
How about dumbocraps have to PAY to be a dumbocrap and not allowed to be otherwise if they voted for o’bama? With that pay, all the LAZY ones who just want to blame and the guilt-ridden ones who feel a need to pay (like the fools who believe in Global Warming) can all feel good.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

Well, I guess it doesn’t hurt to want. Maybe if they got off their racist rears and actually get a education and then a job, they too, could be as amazing as many upstanding blacks around our country. They should find one and start emanating them. Never copy a loser.
Of course, as they still to love whitey’s money that he earned. I guess they are not familiar with the 10 Commandments.

upaces88
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upaces88

Remind Black Lives Matter that as a population, their abortion rate is the highest of any other race in the nation. Black Lives Matter? NOT TO THEM.
Check the FBI site…they commit more crimes against every other race.
“On the Road to Damascus”, a small poetry book written by a wonderful Black Author. ONE sentence explained it all to me. “African Americans hate themselves for being born Black and project that hate onto White People (Paraphrased…my little poetry book was stolen by a Black Woman who rented a room from me.).

upaces88
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upaces88

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The bloated federal agency charged with feeding the poor—and er​adi​c​ating “food insecurity” in the U.S.—blew nearly​​ $7 billion to provide “ineligible recipients” with the welfare benefit and there appears to be no end in sight to the fleecing along with African Americans. ​​​​​​​​​​In fact, the agency, t​​he U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has for years violated a measure known as the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act (IPERA) that requires agencies to conduct annual risk assessments to identify programs that make “significant improper payments” of $10 million or more. Not only has the USDA violated IPERA in the last four… Read more »

Veritas
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Veritas

Just ship them off to Africa where they can live like kings and rule over the other blacks. Over 25 trillion dollars has been spent in welfare payments to these industrious people. I think they have been well paid for an offense that none ever suffered. Nor have they ever known anyone who was a slave.
So ship them off.

upaces88
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upaces88

That sounds like the logical thing to me! What they do know, they have shoved out of their minds… never to repeat it. NO ONE from the U.S. sailed to African to kidnap or steal them. The losers of Tribal Wars SOLD their own race into slavery. Who did they sell to? Muslims….Muslims neutered the men; and made sex slaves of their women. Criminals were also sold into slavery. When they came here to the U.S., Jewish Business Men bought five ships to take them back to African. How many went back? ONE SHIP as half full. The Freed Slaves… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yup, those evil slaveowners down south had to buy slaves from somewhere… not PC to admit that.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

You read all that……..in a…..book? (Your are old, like me!). Yeah, slaveowners constituted 1.4%. That’s about half the current Jew population. With both, to hear the squealing, you’d think they were EVERYWHERE!
That 1.4% caused the rest of us a lot of trouble. Apparently, simply freeing them was not sufficient. I wonder why that is? Hmmmmm?
Anyway, let them wring their hands and gnash their teeth. Who cares? I know I don’t.

William Brandon Shanley
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William Brandon Shanley

Blacks and Native Americans should get reparations. Neither were ever justly compensated.
Will Shanley

upaces88
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upaces88

Native Americans yes!
The Africans NO! They sold their own into slavery. NO ONE sailed to Africa to KIDNAP THEM. The losers of Tribal Wars were SOLD by their own race. Criminals were also sold into slavery.
When you have time, go to any search engine…the Africans who CHOSE to remain here, had white slaves.

selahministries2015
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Reblogged this on Selah Ministries.

Mr Graves
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Mr Graves

What these people are doing isn’t just demanding a welfare state, they know we won’t tolerate that. What they are doing is trying to pull black Americans into a war with the upset and wounded white middle class, and that is a war the blacks who fall for it will lose, and lose miserably. This is the same breed of scheme as the genocidal vaccinations peddled in Africa, funded by billionaire liberals like Bill Gates. Their hope is that the blacks they radicalize will kill enough of us that they can mop up what’s left. Whatever you do, don’t fall… Read more »

Jack
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Jack

The blacks demand, we say “no”.
What’s next?

upaces88
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upaces88

They will go on a shooting spree towards cops again; and end up dead.
The Nation is sick and tired of the “Blacks hating themselves for being born Black; and take that rage out against white people and those who protect them (Paraphrased”: On the Road to Damascus…a poetry book written by an African American poet from NY. My daughter introduced me to him. He is a fine man.

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

I think I see a “Cycle” starting to form;it’ll be just like when the street gang wars began. Do ANY gang members remember who was the first to kill a member of another gang? No-somewhere waaayyy back,somebody got killed,and HIS gang killed a member of the gang they thought was responsible,in retribution. Maybe that gang was guilty-maybe not,but then THEY killed a member of the gang that killed THEIR member in retribution,etc. etc. etc. This “war” between Cops and Blacks will go the same way-it’ll be forgotten who was at fault for the first killing,a Cop fighting off a Black… Read more »

upaces88
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upaces88

This is just one of many experiences woking with or around Blacks. ​​​​​​​​A friend of the family opened a new daycare-and after school care for children. It was in Denton, TX. ​​That is about a 45 min. ride. She hadn’t hired anyone yet, so my daughter and I pitched in to help until she got it on financial solid ground. —- I went into the first “after school daycare.” There were 7 little Black Boys having a loud argument. I asked them what they were arguing about. They were playing cops and robbers. The argument was: “NO ONE wanted to… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Ah yes! It’s not just Texas. If you try to help you get “you racist!”. No, its all Whitey’s fault. Whitey OWES them.
In traveling around the country I do notice that its worse in the North. In at least parts of the South there is a sort of “unspoken rule” about behavior. In the North there is no such thing and one can encounter the obnoxious with impunity.
It’s sort of a universal joke. Anyone can look at it honestly and see what’s wrong. They simply don’t want to admit that its incurable.

upaces88
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upaces88

I started work for the City of Dallas the first year Affimative Action was declared. I was in the Department of Planning and Developement for the City of Dallas. There were 57 women in the department; and only apx. 7 of us were white. We were assigned a specific amount of women to train for their new jobs. I learned very quickly to keep a hand-held recorder in my jacket pocket. Yes, it was that tense. All of the tires on my car were slashed 3 times. I had to start parking behind City Hall. It was dark sometimes when… Read more »

upaces88
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upaces88

I transferred to the police dept (City of Dallas). I worked the the Office of Police Personnel. We didn’t have computers then. We only had word processors. I supervised 6 (think it was 6 or 7?) Black Women. It was NOT rocket science. All of those who were applying to be police gave a list of references: Family, aunts, uncles, pastors, and friends. What we looked for was they had to have been able to protect themselves in a confrontation when they were young. In other words, “some aggression” is important. —— We had to send the form out of… Read more »

Jack
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Jack

I’m an older guy and I grew up in the Deep South during the 50-60s. It’s my observation that blacks are largely incapable of critical thinking and reasoning and for that reason they are comically predictable and unable to advance. It’s like the culture is on a continuous loop and once in a great while someone will fall out of that loop but most of ’em just hang on and hope and demand change and threaten violence. It has been said that blacks are self loathing because of their skin color but the histories and tales of African blacks reveal… Read more »

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

Notice that while they complain about the large percentage of Blacks that end up in Prison,they choose NOT to consider that those Blacks are there because they committed crimes. They brought that percentage on themselves.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Jack, that’s very insightful. In the South, the people were familiar with them. They realized all that you just said (at some level), and that it wasn’t due to anything they picked up in the South. When they came North the Northerners didn’t know what they were dealing with. They were surprised by the actions and reactions. The Southerner knew that you had to keep a tight rein and be like the adults. If you didn’t, you had problems. The North continues to have problems. In Africa, they have problems. The colonists (for all the bad press), developed these countries… Read more »

TrailDust
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TrailDust

These idiots bring to mind a scripture:

“Fools are consumed by their own lips. At the beginning their words are folly; at the end they are wicked madness.” – Ecclesiastes 10:12-13

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

TD . . . Wow! That scripture fits this situation like a glove.
It would be interesting to compare crimes and incarceration rates of say 1923 through 1969 with the same rates between 1970 through 2016. I don’t know, but somehow I believe that blacks during say 1920-1965 were not as involved in crimes, and had lower incarceration rates than those of the years 1965-pesent. The institution of “welfare” instituted by the Great Society, thanks to President Lyndon Johnson, has done nothing to prosper the black population, but has wrecked their society (and ours.)

Jack
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Jack

Auntie, it wrecked the blacks exactly as LBJ said it would. They contribute absolutely nothing and demand everything and are more prone to violence than any culture other than militant islam. I simply don’t give a damn about them any longer and I believe that they are a cursed people. And, while it’s not a Christian thing to say, I pray for the demise of the entire black race for the damage they’ve done to this country. They are wretched.

upaces88
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upaces88

Jack, this was a long time ago. I had the reputation of being able to take a “loser nightclub” and turn it into a winner within 30 days. My contract was barely one page. “IF your club is not up and running in the black (profit) in 30 days, you don’t owe me anything. I had owned nighclubs. Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission (“TABC”) called me about a nightclub that was failing; and they needed help. And, OM Gosh, it was in a VERY rough part of Dallas. I walked in and a huge Black Man asked me to go… Read more »