Friday, November 13, 2020

After Biden win, Black activists demand reparations for slavery, police reform

 

When President-elect Joe Biden addressed supporters last week to accept the highest office in the land, he took a moment to thank one specific group of Americans.

USA TODAY

“When this campaign was at its lowest, the African American community stood up again for me,” Biden said. “They always have my back, and I’ll have yours.”

Leading Black Lives Matter Activists plan to hold him and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to that I.O.U. with a vengeance.

In a tumultuous election year, one that both gave rise to a new civil rights movement in response to the death of George Floyd and saw Black Americans suffer disproportionately from the COVID-19 Pandemic and staggeringly high unemployment, Black Lives Matter activists are asking the new administration to Black Matters Paramount.

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