July 14, 2020

Sasha Grey official Instagram channel: Repost from @wp4bl using @RepostRegramApp – Today we honor #Juneteenth by lifting up the call for reparations. We encour…

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Repost from @wp4bl using @RepostRegramApp – Today we honor #Juneteenth by lifting up the call for reparations. We encourage white folks to use this day to educate ourselves on Juneteenth and this call. Find the toolkit at m4bl.org/policy-platform/reparations and a swipe up link in our stories.//

From @dahliaseed: As white people, it is not only important for us to take daily, ongoing and sustained action to undermine white supremacy and its current implications, but we should support steps to remedy past harm.//

The only “reparations” that came about relating to the institution of slavery was in 1862 when, as a result of emancipation, owners of enslaved people received “reparations” for lost “property” with no reparations given to people who actually suffered as a result of enslavement.//

Since 1989, representative John Conyers introduced HR 40: “This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans to examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies.” Each year this bill fails to pass and government officials do not take seriously efforts toward proposing a reparations plan. //

It isn’t up to white people to determine what constitutes reparations for the transatlantic slave trade, domestic slavery, Jim Crow, medical experimentation, the war on drugs, and mass incarceration. But it is up to us to do our part in supporting efforts led by Black people to receive reparations, and educate ourselves on this topic. //

The Movement 4 Black Lives @mvmnt4blklives gave us a tool that can help us gain a better understanding of this issue.

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