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Why the Left Should Embrace Reparations (w/ Journalist Michael Graham)



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Articles Written by Michael Graham:

The Problem With Reparations:

The Problem With Reparations

ADOS and Claims of Nativism:

ADOS and Claims of Nativism

Recommended Readings:

‘Black Wealth / White Wealth’ by Melvon Oliver and Thomas Shapiro:
https://tinyurl.com/yxquqxul

‘The Color of Money’ by Mehrsa Baradaran:
https://tinyurl.com/y6sfpfhr

‘The Color of Law’ by Richard Rothstein:
https://tinyurl.com/y23wo5q9

‘Slavery by Another Name’ by Douglas A. Blackmon:
https://tinyurl.com/y58xe88q

‘The New Jim Crow’ by Michelle Alexander:
https://tinyurl.com/yxq7s77q

‘White Rage’ by Carol Anderson:
https://tinyurl.com/yxzwmh93

‘Medical Apartheid’ by Harriet A. Washington:
https://tinyurl.com/y5fca49e

‘The Half Has Never Been Told’ by Edward Raptist:
https://tinyurl.com/y4u6rart

‘How the Irish Became White’ by Noel Ignatiev:
https://tinyurl.com/y5jk9d5u

‘Here’s How to Prepare Your Heirs for the $68 Trillion ‘Great Wealth Transfer’’ by David Robinson (CNBC Article):
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/22/how-to-prepare-your-heirs-for-the-68-trillion-great-wealth-transfer.html

Important Studies:

Running the Numbers on Closing the Racial Wealth Gap:
https://socialequity.duke.edu/sites/socialequity.duke.edu/files/Running%20the%20Numbers%20-%20to%20publish%20-%208.4.19%20final.pdf

The Plunder of Black Wealth in Chicago: New Finding on the Lasting Toll of Predatory Housing Contracts:
https://socialequity.duke.edu/sites/socialequity.duke.edu/files/The%20Plunder%20of%20Black%20Wealth%20in%20Chicago.pdf

Fifty Years After the Kerner Commission Report: Place, Housing, and Racial Wealth Inequality in Los Angeles:
https://socialequity.duke.edu/sites/socialequity.duke.edu/files/RSFv4n6%2008%20De%20La%20Cruz.pdf

What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap:
https://socialequity.duke.edu/sites/socialequity.duke.edu/files/site-images/FINAL%20COMPLETE%20REPORT_.pdf

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martynas aukst
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martynas aukst

this is not as straightforward as it sounds mike. I am specifically referring here to the movement spearheaded by yvette and tone. do not misunderstand me, I DO support reparations for ADOS. while i disagree with reparations as a political strategy because it deals with with injustice after the fact, i do however make an exception for ADOS precisely because Yvette and Tone convinced me with the mountain of data and clear articulation of the unique position of ADOS in american society. Sadly though Yvette and Tone, but mostly Yvette has lost the script, removed themselves from the left and… Read more »

Hive Mind Militia
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Hive Mind Militia

I appreciate your balanced coverage on this topic. And the respect shown to the #ADOS movement. It is certainly severely lacking.

Dionysos
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Dionysos

The idea of reparations is not only a distraction, it is a disgusting perversion of the political discourse. PEOPLE OF ALL RACES ARE SUFFERING.

Pop Reality
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Pop Reality

Have on TONE TALKS about #REPARATIONS. But i believe it needs reframing

Totally Radical Left
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Totally Radical Left

You can support reparations without supporting Yvette Carnell and Antonio Moore. Their rhetoric is very anti-immigrant, anti Mexican, etc.. I support reparations, a cash payment to close the racial wealth gap. But when their rhetoric lines up with white supremacy, then those people shouldn't be the face of reparations.

RocketmanRockyMatrix
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RocketmanRockyMatrix

Hey Mike, you should interview Phillip Scott, Tariq Nasheed, Boyce Watkins, Yvette Carnell, Antonio Moore, Ted Hayes, Shirley Husar, and Dr Claude Anderson for the reparations for ADOS cause.

R JiZzLe
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R JiZzLe

Great video Mike

Katakuri Shārotto
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Katakuri Shārotto

Let's see how they justify theft calling it "reparations".

Azhrarn
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Azhrarn
iced coffee
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iced coffee

how about we build an America that works for everyone. simply giving money to disadvantaged communities won't fix the systematic issues.

Azhrarn
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Azhrarn

Invite ToneTalks, Yvette and Sandy Darity on the show.

J. C.
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J. C.

I’m 5% African-American and prefer my reparations in cash thank you.

Ultra Instinct Mastered
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Ultra Instinct Mastered

Thank you Mike I wish TYT and Secular Talk would take your position

Trey Yula
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Trey Yula

Hey Mike FAGueredo, if you’re half black half white do you get half reparations or do you pay half reparations?

Jon Jonzz
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Jon Jonzz

This is dumb. You're an idiot.

Curtis Ball
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Curtis Ball

Why is this issue so hard to understand ? It's simply the RIGHT and just and lawful thing to do.

Pez Mizt
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Pez Mizt

"A rising tide lifts all boats" – JFK
"Some of our boats got holes in them" – Tim Black

i4poke2smot0
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i4poke2smot0

Thanks for this trove of info, will definitely help me learn a situation I dont know nearly enough about.

Addicted to PNOR
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Addicted to PNOR

Dude your views have just dumped to the ground because of idiotness like these. You used to say it wasn't about skin color, now you have embraced identitarian leftist policies.
You have completely lost it. Shame on you.

monkeynator1000
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monkeynator1000

black people don't deserve reparations for what their ancestors suffered. as a Hispanic I feel society is more violent and racist towards us and you don't see me calling for reparations for us

Dead Parroting
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Dead Parroting

"If you are for justice," SPARE A THOUGHT TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES!!!!!

Dead Parroting
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Dead Parroting

"If you are for justice," SPARE A THOUGHT TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES!!!!!

Ramiro Rodriguez
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Ramiro Rodriguez

Great…yes…reparations!!!
HOW DO YOU WANT TO IMPLEMENT IT? WHAT'S THE PLAN?!!

Does anyone have a plan that won't create animosity from the non-ADOS? We need a plan that, after the last check is cut, no person that considers themselves ADOS feels discriminated against. Reparations cannot create a greater divide. If it does, familial wealth won't mean as much.
PLEASE someone put out a plan. Right now it's too vague.

Dead Parroting
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Dead Parroting

For those of us who are Indigenous People, we would like to see this happen on our behalf, as well! The slaughter of our people in the interest of Europeans was unreal. Our legacy and culture was smashed in the name of colonization by England, France, and Spain. Entire tribes were effectively wiped out. Our resources were stolen from us. Our land was taken and raped. How is compensating slaves brought to help this invasion more important than that?

Ashley Cook
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Ashley Cook

I asked my 7th graders who among them would like to work for free….for their entire lives. Not one of them raised their hands. And if they were forced to work for free (not to mention tortured, raped, terrorized) for a couple of years, they all wanted back pay. The kids are for reparations.

Dr.LeeLee
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Dr.LeeLee

I wished the host would have stopped talking and pontificating so much a listened more. Marianne Williamson is NOT THE FACE OF REPARATIONS. Please spear us the white savior narrative. Thanks.

AV Wells
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AV Wells

Milk I’m #ADOS and I have given you hell for your hypocrite white liberal positions above #ADOS reparations and it is good to see you taking the time to study the data and learn how 400 years of government racist laws and legislation created our current racial wealth gap, good first step of a thousand mile journey.

IPONJ
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IPONJ

I have to agree with most people here, This is a mistake.
Also, the Irish were slaves too, not the extent here but still.

No Irishmen is asking for anything. I know I'm not and life has been very rough.
I'd rather stand on me own two feet.
I KNOW I'm going to get a lot of shit for this but what the hell. Land of the free, free speech and all right?
Right?

295Phoenix
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295Phoenix

Can we worry about this after we bring America into the 21st Century? When most whites and half of hispanics are against a policy, then that's a good sign that said policy needs to wait.

Donna Gray
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Donna Gray

Quit explaining and set the timetable for payments to ADOS.

Josef
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Josef

The left Embraces reparations, the right wins

David Vogeley
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David Vogeley

help the DNC divided Bernie's votes you and kyle are suck fools.

Morpheus Unplugged
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Morpheus Unplugged

i hope Mr Mike is ready for a lot of anger from his racist anti black, fake radical progressive audience. Expect lots of trolling about who's half black and part black to try to muddy the waters and make the idea of having reparations ridiculous.

They are especially against cash payments because they know money is power

Persevere for Freedom
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Persevere for Freedom

I am getting close to retirement – 3 years. When I get there I am moving to Chile and taking my pension and SS and investments with me. 10's of thousands have already done so. So keep blaming white people. I wish you all the best

DBow The Black Panther
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DBow The Black Panther

DUDE…!!!
I'm so happy to see you coming out publicly to support this important issue.

Bosefuss DaBrun
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Bosefuss DaBrun

If reparations is to be considered then the African nations that sold slaves to the US have to be held to account too

cleve Apollo
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cleve Apollo

Thanks Mike your a true Allie .