As 2020 draws closer Democrats hoping to usurp Donald Trump and claim the White House find themselves under pressure to explain how a win for them means a win for groups the party has often used, abused and taken for granted.
One of these groups? The African-American community.
This month, a number of people fear candidate Kamala Harris has ruined her chances of winning after she insinuated that she wasn’t interested in creating policies designed specifically for the group’s benefit and would only do so if the fruit of those policies benefitted everyone.
Fair on paper, worrying in reality.
Why? The concern by many black voters that they are being asked, once again, to support a politician who prioritises everyone else but them.
Disappointed voters had this to say…
Dear YT ppl: The politicizing of reparations by the YT Dem media doesn’t negate the debt you owe to #ADOS If you press your candidates to add reparations to their agenda, there would be no issue. The fact that you’re deflecting speaks volumes. #BERNIE #Kamala #TULSI #Warren pic.twitter.com/oG8GNdS4Dt
— BillieBella (@BillieBella) March 3, 2019
Kamala is an expert on #ADOS history, but is not connected to the very community she claims to spring from. Her stance on reparations is evidence of this. You will receive no support from the #ADOS community. Its over, or better yet…Times up! pic.twitter.com/OIrPY056bd
— Demitri Tyler (@Author_Tyler) March 3, 2019
Kamala doesn’t have a plan to end incidents like Stephon Clark. 1. ADOS need a protected status against over policing and lawfare. 2. We need a tribunal with accountability similar to military to adjudicate police violence cases 3. We need reparations. #ADOS #tangibles2020
— ?onika ?????????????? (@lyteboo) March 3, 2019
Kamala Harris is getting called “pro-reparations” in much of the mainstream media despite explicitly saying that none of the policies she has in mind to help Black people would apply specifically or only to Black people. Bernie is getting called anti-reparations for the same idea https://t.co/cGchW8BmE9
— Sturgeon’s Law (@Sturgeons_Law) March 3, 2019
If I have to read one more tweet about Bernie not supporting reparations while Kamala does… https://t.co/H4FrbLdGub
— Ursula Lawrence (@UrsulaLawrence) March 2, 2019
Bernie Sanders’ ‘View’?
So, what are reparations?