And So It Begins...ados Victories

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  1. Southernbella.

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    Small but still significant. I think we'll see a long period of good things trickling in rather than one huge event.



    Eligibility requirements
    1. An individual would have to provide reasonable documentation of at least one ancestor enslaved in the UNITED STATES and,

    2. They would need to demonstrate that they have identified as Black, African American, Colored, or Negro on established legal documents for at least 10 years prior to the onset of the program.

    Note: In addition we would add that at least one grandparent fulfills both prongs of the criteria if a person is BIRACIAL.

    Eta:

     
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    I'm keeping an eye on this one.

    Harvard sued by descendant of U.S. slave photographed in 19th century
    Gabriella Borter
    (Reuters) - A descendant of an American slave on Wednesday sued Harvard University to gain possession of photos of her great-great-great grandfather that the school commissioned in 1850 on behalf of a professor trying to prove the inferiority of black people.

    Lanier, who filed the lawsuit in Middlesex County Superior Court in Massachusetts,
    established her relationship to the photographed slaves with family oral history and genealogical information, her lawyers said. She previously asked the university to give her the photos, but Harvard refused, she said.

    “By denying Ms. Lanier’s superior claim to the daguerreotypes, Harvard is perpetuating the systematic subversion of black property rights that began during slavery and continued for a century thereafter,” the complaint said, referring to an early form of photography.



    In addition to gaining possession of the photos, Lanier is seeking compensation for emotional distress and Harvard’s acknowledgement that it was “complicit in perpetuating and justifying the institution of slavery.”

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-harvard-lawsuit-idUSKCN1R12IU?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c92c2844b7385000158aa3c&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0tsszgmYH2VQDJwsvHZgy0XlRcrGf__GU9DjfF8G3SliaeDesU8GFaIug
     
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    The name is unfortunate but it's a bold step. It's for a seminary in KY.
     
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    So what is Harvard doing with the photos now? They must be on display for the woman to have found out about them. Is there an AA museum there? What other kind of exhibit would house such old photos and how do they explain displaying something that was only obtained to prove Black people are inferior? I feel like this will be an easy win for her.
     
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    My bad, i didn't post the whole article:

    "They are currently kept at the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnography at Harvard’s Cambridge, Massachusetts campus."
     
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    Simmons is actually a HBCU as well.
     
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    I hope that this catches on and that all scholarships that are currently for black students are changed.
     
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    Very good... and so it begins. Cosby is known for eulogizing Muhammad Ali and Ali's mother... his roots run deep. I hope this catches on as well...
     
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    A warning about ADOS...

    American Descendents of Slavery (ADOS) is an organization that is campaigning for reparations.

    There is evidence that ADOS is advancing a right-wing agenda, and while it calls itself progressive, it pushes pro-Trump, anti-immigrant views.

    There is evidence that white supremacistshave jumped on board with ADOS and that 4chan posters may be using the movement tosow division.

    https://www.mediamatters.org/resear...dos-group-targeting-black-progressives/223443
     
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    ^^^as long as we benefit, I don't care who jumps on board. But that's just me. And I can't take "___ is trash" opinion pieces written by rappers seriously.
     
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    But we don't benefit, that's the point. Let's not make it easy for them to divide us.

    There is evidence that white supremacists have jumped on board with ADOS and that 4chan posters may be using the movement to sow division. On 4chan, a Media Mattersanalysis showed that posts containing “ADOS” or “American Descendants of Slaves” started appearing on 4chan in August 2018, with mentions spiking up by the end of February 2019, and again in early April 2019. Users posting to the “politically incorrect” board latched on to ADOS, asking how to make “this movement become more widespread,” calling for users to “meme” it and “step up and help them organize” as a way to cause division during the 2020 Democratic primary, speculating on posts about whether the group could “lead to Kamela (sic) Harris being hurt in the democratic primary.”

    Moreover, there’s evidence that white supremacists could be using the hashtag to sow division in social media among Black users.

    A user promoted pushing for reparations to “help break the system.”

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    ADOS has been promoted on Twitter by right-wing bigot Ann Coulter. In a February 2019 tweet, Coulter wrote, “I like #ADOS, but I think it should be #DOAS - Descendants of American slaves. Not Haitian slaves, not Moroccan slaves, etc.”
     
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    I care about Kamala Harris being president about as much as Kamala Harris care about AAs. That is not much at all. I don’t care who pushes reparations or why. Reparations are owed. We are already divided with everyone but AAs looking out for their own interests. That is beginning to change. Now suddenly people are worried about division.
     
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    I didn't plan on voting for Kamala Harris anyway.
     
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    What's wrong with this tweet?
     
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    There has been a significant effort to suppress the black vote. It's divide and conquer, and the best way to do it is to pretend to be on our side. Read the Senate Intelligence Report on the enormous amount of resources that were spent attacking the black community.

    These white supremacists are not on our side. Please don't do their jobs for them.
     
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    I think you just answered her question about what's wrong with that Tweet...

     
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    How are we doing their job for them? I'm not understanding your point here.

    Eta: also, are you AA?
     
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    Omg...yes!

    It's not that hard to understand. They think that promoting a divisive issue will backfire on the black community. Divide and conquer.
     
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    I agree with this tweet.
     
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    I don't consider reparations/benefits for ADOS a divisive issue among AAs. I guess that's where my confusion lies. I can see why other groups might not support the idea but I'm not concerned about them.
     
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    Look, I have read the Senate Intelligence Report, and I am currently reading the Mueller Report. Honestly, we all need to. It's amazing the amount and scope of disinformation that is targeting the black community right now! We need to inform ourselves so we are not tricked again.
     
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    Also, please note that nobody in this thread has mentioned anything about how others should vote, think, or spend their money. All we're discussing here are the small gains that are happening/in the works. If you don't support ADOS, great. Nobody is asking you to.
     
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    What does any of this have to do with what's in the op? Are you against ADOS scholarships?
     
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    It's all about votes. If you separate the interests of AA's from other black votors you don't have all black people voting in unity. And that's when we lose. Things are bad now and we really need to win.
     
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    Division between whom? AAs vs black immigrants? That seems irrelevant to me, to the issue of AA’s receiving reparations. The benefit should be for descendants of African slaves in America. Why should we be concerned if that causes discourse between us and other black people?
     
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    Of course I'm not against the scholarships! I'm just trying to point out that the people behind the scenes are pushing another front in the disinformation campaign.
     
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    Alright, I'm out. I've said my piece.
     
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