CBAC JOINS THE REPARATIONIST COLLECTIVE, CALLS FOR BIDEN EXECUTIVE ACTION
I. ESTABLISH A PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON AFRICAN AMERICAN REPARATIONS TO ELIMINATE THE LINEAGE WEALTH GAP. THE COMMISSION WILL PRODUCE A REPORT WITH LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS FOR CONGRESS WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF ITS EMPANELING
Dear President Biden:
On July 29, 2008, the 110th US House of Representatives passed House Resolution 194: Apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African-Americans.
“Whereas a genuine apology is an important and necessary first step in the process of racial reconciliation;…
That the House of Representatives—
(1)acknowledges that slavery is incompatible with the basic founding principles recognized in the Declaration of Independence that all men are created equal;
(2)acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow;
(3)apologizes to African Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow; and
(4)expresses its commitment to rectify the lingering consequences of the misdeeds committed against African Americans under slavery and Jim Crow and to stop the occurrence of human rights violations in the future.”
Unlike “women, indigenous people, or AAPI” who have had long standing, rollover executive orders in place and have their constituencies prosperity as their goal such as the “Executive Order -- Establishing the White House Council on Native American Affairs”, or “Executive Order on Economic Empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders” or the “Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative; “African-Americans”, who are descended from American chattel slavery, do not enjoy any such initiatives on their behalf despite suffering a household wealth gap of over $800,000 compared to white families.
On November 3rd, 2020, 90% of “Descendants of American Chattel Slavery”, or “African-Americans” voted for Joe Biden. It is only because of their critical votes in battleground states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia that we now call Joe Biden, “President-elect.” In expressing his gratitude, Joe peered into the camera at African Americans and said he’s “got our back”. African-American descendants of American chattel slavery are now calling on the Biden administration to make good on his promise by enforcing the US government’s “commitment to rectify the lingering consequences of the misdeeds committed against African Americans under slavery and Jim Crow and to stop the occurrence of human rights violations in the future.”
Concerned Black American Citizens is calling on Joe Biden to sign an executive order that establishes a two year Reparations Commission and hereby establishes the National Reparations Bureau (NRB) going forward.
Dawn Alston Paige, Founder
Concerned Black American Citizens, CBACUSA.ORG
An ADOS Political Advocacy Group
November 18, 2020