Stop Providence Rhode Island Fraudulent Reparations Claim

Stop Providence Rhode Island Fraudulent Reparations Claim

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July 14, 2022
Signatures: 93Next Goal: 100
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Started by Amaru F

Providence, Rhode Island announced a plan to form a commission for reparations that excludes Foundational Black American Freedmen aka Black Americans and include groups that do not descend from chattel slavery.

The RI commission is fraudulently using the suffering of descendants of emancipated Foundational Black American Freedmen and the call for reparations to water down the National call for reparations for past harms and genocide specifically done to those who descend from US chattel slavery.

We demand that the RI commission cease and desist this disingenuous and fraudulent use of the term reparations and using the suffering of Foundational Black American Freedmen as mules to uplift everyone but the actual descendants. 

Then UN has made two calls for reparations to be paid to the descendants of of chattel slavery in the US. Some cities are opportunistically & fraudulently using this momentum as to appear that they are heading this call, which is the furthest from the truth. 

The California task force is the only recognized task force commission headed by Dr. Weber that is truly centering the Black American descendants of the harm of slavery and genocide carried out by the United States. We demand that RI and other municipalities follow the California Reparations Taskforce model  or to cease and desist using Foundational Black American Freedmen justice claim for Reparations immediately. 

 

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Signatures: 93Next Goal: 100
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