The Reparationist Collective
Black Lives Matter Minnesotawww.blacklivesmattersmn.com
Concerned Black American Citizenshttps://www.CBACUSA.org
For Immediate Release:Wednesday and Thursday, Jan 20th and 21st, 2021
Tara Perry, Black Pactinfo@BlackPact.org
Trahern Crews, BLM Minnesota GPUS Co-Chair/Green Party National Black CaucusReparations Working Group Chair and Green Party of Minnesota Chair,firstname.lastname@example.org, 763-260-4233
The Reparationist Collective of Black Pact, BLM Minnesota, Concerned BlackAmerican Citizens, and (ADOS DMV). December 7, 2020
At the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, despite having invested more than 100% ofour fair share of “sweat equity” for over 250 years into the United States, Black
Americans owned just 1% of the nation's wealth. Now following a multitude ofDemocratic majorities since, and here the victory announcement of Joe Biden onNovember 7th, that number remains unchanged.
The average white household has a net worth of $171,00 while the average Blackhousehold has a mere net worth of only $17,000. This disparity, rooted in the UnitedStates’ original sin of chattel slavery, has yielded a massive racial wealth gap.Fueled by past apologies and commitments (H.R. 194, July 29, 2008), and hope forchange, Black voters turned out at a rate of 90% for the Democrats and are rightlycredited with handing the election to Biden on this, his third attempt. During hisNovember 7th victory speech, Joe Biden “looked into the eyes” of Black Americans andmade this SPECIFIC PROMISE: "African Americans have always had my back and I’llhave yours”. On January 20th & 21st, 2021, The Reparationist Collective will march onWashington, DC to ensure he keeps that promise:
“WE DELIVERED, NOW IT’S TIME TO COLLECT!”
We demand payment of the United States debt of reparations to the descendants ofAmerican (as of 1776) chattel slavery in the form of multi-generational direct cashpayments, and including, but not limited to tax-exempt status, the elimination of themean Black-White wealth gap and the elimination of healthcare outcome disparities.We further demand an Economic Empowerment executive order, akin to those currentlyin place for the Latinx and AAPI, in the FIRST 100 DAYS tasked to empower DescendantsOf American Chattel Slavery to improve the quality of their lives, raise the standard ofliving of their families and communities, and more fully participate in our economy byeliminating the racial wealth gap.
Join us to be a part of these historical direct actions on January 20th and 21st, to makesure Joe Biden delivers on his promise via executive order in the FIRST 100 DAYS!Paving the way to enacting, reparations and comprehensive restorative legislation forDescendants of American Chattel Slavery, aka African Americans.“WE DELIVERED, NOW IT’S TIME TO COLLECT!”
- The Reparationist Collective