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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:09 AM

 

Kamala Harris makes news on NPR's Morning Edition

Steve Inskeep @NPRinskeep 1h1 hour ago
What would @KamalaHarris do as president? In her Opening Argument on @MorningEdition she makes news: Nobody would receive the federal death penalty. She also mulls taxes, immigration enforcement, and reparations for slavery...

Q. Should there be a moratorium on the federal death penalty?
Kamala Harris: "I think there should be."
Q. No one would be executed?
A. Correct.
Q. Not even for treason... there's nothing that rises to that level?
A. Not in the United States.


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listen to interview: (7m) https://t.co/QSEgbGCv2F


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Reply Kamala Harris makes news on NPR's Morning Edition (Original post)
bigtree Thursday OP
still_one Thursday #1
bigtree Thursday #4
chimpymustgo Thursday #2
Renew Deal Thursday #3
bigtree Thursday #5
Renew Deal Thursday #6
bigtree Thursday #7
Renew Deal Thursday #10
bigtree Thursday #12
NacLeeFF Thursday #38
ehrnst Friday #51
thesquanderer Friday #53
ehrnst Friday #54
thesquanderer Friday #56
ehrnst Friday #57
thesquanderer Friday #59
ehrnst Friday #60
NacLeeFF Thursday #35
bigtree Thursday #36
ehrnst Friday #50
InAbLuEsTaTe Friday #52
LovingA2andMI Thursday #13
Renew Deal Thursday #16
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Renew Deal Thursday #23
bigtree Thursday #28
LovingA2andMI Thursday #39
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tonedevil Thursday #31
whathehell Thursday #32
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tonedevil Friday #65
thesquanderer Friday #55
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bigtree Thursday #33
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:12 AM

1. That should take some pressure off trump if Senator Harris wins the general election

 

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:26 AM

4. splurff!!

 

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:13 AM

2. Long overdue. It's important to stake out real position in such a crowded field. n/t

 

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:18 AM

3. She won't have to worry about being President if reparations are on her agenda

 

It’s about the only thing that can guarantee a second Trump term
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:35 AM

5. I think it'll give FOX viewers something other than her ethnicity to talk about

 

...I'm trying to remember if there was ever an election decided against someone for their stance on reparations.

But I can't. Not because I've looked for it, but because I really don't buy into the boogaboo about it, and I'm too bored to read through reams of the rest of the crazy on the internet.


It's funny how some use republican objections, even rabid right-wing droolery, to argue against the electability of our Democratic candidates. It's unimpressive, I'll say that about it.
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Response to bigtree (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:39 AM

6. No major candidate and certainly no nominee has supported reparations

 

It does not have popular support. I don’t think you can even win a Democratic primary on that position. It is not a mainstream view.
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:42 AM

7. it has popular support in the black community. Marist says 68%

 

...probably of interest to someone in our Democratic primaries.

It would be nice to see our nominee stand unequivocally behind proposals overwhelmingly favored by potential African-American voters, even if the broader public can't yet accommodate them along with their own interests.
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Response to bigtree (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:18 AM

10. Popular positions cannot be enacted if you can't get elected

 

So the choice is no-reparations and a Democrat or no reparations and Trump. Either way, the outcome is the same on that issue.
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:30 AM

12. hence paying attention to what our most reliable voters are saying in our primaries

 

...so you can get to the general.

Hope that's not too inconvenient.
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Response to bigtree (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:33 PM

38. Universal, populist messages win elections. Reparations are about as popular rich donors.

 

Just for what it's worth.
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Response to NacLeeFF (Reply #38)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:14 AM

51. Tom Perriello did very well in a VA gov primary, with several very rich, out of state donors.

 

In fact he was endorsed by the very "universal populist issues" promoting Senator, Bernie Sanders.

Why do you think that Senator Sanders agreed to back a politician that had wealthy donors, if indeed they are anathema to voters?

On the day he officially launched his campaign, Perriello received $200,000 from Avaaz, a globally focused online advocacy group Perriello helped launch in 2007 that described itself as a “global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere.” An affiliated entity, the Avaaz Foundation, also made $12,570 in in-kind contributions, listed in the report as covering costs for the Perriello campaign’s salaries, travel and meals.

Perriello, who grew up outside Charlottesville and represented Virginia’s central 5th District for one term before losing the seat in 2010, also received a $500,000 contribution from Charlottesville philanthropist Sonjia Smith on the day he launched his campaign, the largest donation Perriello received in the reporting period.

Perriello’s second-largest contribution was the $250,000 from Soros, a major liberal donor viewed by the right as a shadowy benefactor behind a wide variety of left-wing causes such as the Center for American Progress, the liberal think tank Perriello worked for after leaving Congress. Perriello received an additional $125,000 from Alexander Soros and $10,000 from Jonathan Soros, who, like their father, have a history of contributing to progressive and Democratic endeavors.


https://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/a-handful-of-big-donors-power-perriello-s-m-fundraising/article_6cac4217-3ce7-56d0-a59a-e0bb184a3cf2.html

Perriello is now heading up a PAC funded by wealthy donors to turn the VA house blue, so clearly he doesn't think that wealthy donors were the reason he didn't win the primary.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/perriello-wealthy-donors-team-up-to-help-democrats-chase-seats-in-va-house/2017/06/28/63a9fa80-5c2d-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html
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Response to ehrnst (Reply #51)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:42 AM

53. Candidates with rich donors can win more easily than those supporting reparations.

 

First, even the candidates who take big money don't campaign on how wonderful it is that they take big money, so that's different from campaigning on supporting reparations.

Second, voters expect that most candidates take big money. They accept it, even if they don't like it. In fact, in most races, there is no "no rich donor" option on the ballot (at least from the two major parties), so there is no real opportunity to vote any differently on this.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #53)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:49 AM

54. Did you mean to reply to the poster I replied to? (nt)

 

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #54)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:04 AM

56. no, it was a reply to your response to that poster. (n/t)

 

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #56)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:16 AM

57. I didn't say anything about reparations being unpopular or popular. (nt)

 

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #57)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:37 AM

59. Context...

 


NacLeeFF essentially said reparations won't win elections, they are unpopular, like having rich donors. You basically replied that wealthy donors--despite being unpopular--are not really a problem... by which I thought you were saying that supporting reparations similarly might not be a problem. Sorry if I misunderstood you, but that's what I was responding to, by saying that the things that make wealthy donors not so problematic (despite their unpopularity) don't really apply to discussing reparations, for the two reasons I listed (plus an obvious third, that there's actually an election benefit to having the extra cash!).
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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #59)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:53 AM

60. Yes, just a misunderstanding of what I was talking about.

 

No worries.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:26 PM

35. How about universal public health care, job guarantee, debt-free college, Social Security protection

 

and an end to endless wars around the world?

These are to one extent or another, much more popular among the public than reparations. And they're arguably more radical.
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Response to NacLeeFF (Reply #35)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:28 PM

36. I'm certain that's the type of thing Sen. Harris is proposing/supporting.

 

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...she says as much here.
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Response to NacLeeFF (Reply #35)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:29 AM

50. Those are Democratic Party pillars. Any Democratic Candidate will need to run on those

 

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by defintion. You do realize that these ideas aren't 'radical' for Democrats, but in fact, establishment Democratic ideas, yes?

Black voters are the reliable base of the Democratic party, and as history shows, no one will get the nomination who doesn't get that support.

"Universal issues" has, unfortunately for some candidates, become another word for issues that more money can fix, only those that affect white straight men directly.

Having a higher wage and affordable health care doesn't protect an unarmed black man from being shot by police, does it? A higher minimum wage and access to affordable health care won't allow a trans woman to find a bathroom, or protect her from being evicted by a bigoted landlord, neither will it help the teenager who is pregnant and can't get an abortion without her abusive father's permission, nor will it help the rape survivor get justice in our court system, nor will it stop the school to prison pipeline.

What are dismissed as "identity politics" by some are life and death issues for others who don't happen to be straight white men.
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Response to NacLeeFF (Reply #35)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:36 AM

52. Not to worry... Bernie's got that covered, along with even more progressive agenda items...

 


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:13 AM

13. Amazing how Caucasians....

 

Still don't want to pay for the long-term impacts of history enslaving generations of African-Americans and stealing their ancestors from their homeland where they were Kings and Queens.

Just, amazing.....
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:46 AM

16. It's the political reality in this country

 

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:07 PM

19. Actually...

 

No, its not. It's YOUR reality and that speaks volumes for one that calls themselves a Democrat. Ummm.....
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:36 PM

23. Find a poll where reparations are at 50%+ support amongst all voters

 

Just one poll.
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:28 PM

28. there are myriad examples and representations of what reparations encompass

 

...but it can be demagogued in ways which deliberately avoid discussion of specifics.

There's very little chance whatever poll you produce will address a specific proposal by any of these candidates - not a generic question of payments to individuals, for example, but something along the lines of what Kamala Harris presented today as one idea of what form reparations might take.

But I have no doubt you can continue indefinitely and succeed in generating opposition to Kamala Harris by portraying her support as isolated and singular among candidates and voters; and two, as some kind of actual transfer of dollars to individuals, which is not part of ANYONE's stated vision.

Instead of this effort to spread doom about Kamala Harris' stated support of some kind of targeted limited support for communities still suffering from the vestiges of Jim Crow, a fair effort and productive effort would only address what these candidates actually represent, NOT what the republican meme or mantra of the day might be.

I'd think that's what I'd find at DU, instead of this effort of yours to dissuade support for Sen. Harris here based on your incorrect and inflammatory representations.
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:42 PM

39. So.....

 

This is about what "All Voters" think over African-American voters. Cute dodge....except one that easily see straight though....
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #39)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:52 PM

42. It always has been

 

We want to win elections, not glorify our purity
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #42)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:02 PM

44. So Reparations for the Descendants of Slaves...

 

are Glorifying? In what aspect?
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #44)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:06 PM

45. I'm still waiting for those poll numbers that support your point

 

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #45)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:10 PM

46. Go Google It...

 

It's Not Our J.O.B. to do work for F.R.E.E. -- anymore. (See What The African-Americans Descendants of Slaves mean). Meanwhile, we have other things to do as the point has been made (and yours too, is seen QUITE CLEAR -- and its beyond interesting). Tootles.
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #46)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:30 PM

49. I'll take that as an acknowledgement

 

That you couldn’t prove your point
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:59 AM

18. This Caucasian does...

 

and I'd guess many others here do as well...Stop with the race-based broad brushing.
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Response to whathehell (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:09 PM

20. Yet....

 

This comment was fine with many UNTIL WE CALLED IT OUT. Yet, you reflect to "race-based broad brushing". Interesting....
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:52 PM

25. It was wrong on more than one level..

 

Number one: Talking about a large demographic on DU, as if "they "weren't there", is extremely rude, be they 'Caucasians', Asians, African Americans or any other group

Number two: PoC don't like being stereotyped by white people -- Guess what? White people don't like being stereotyped either -- No one does, so maybe we should go with that "do unto others" thing -- It seems to work best in a diverse group.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:43 PM

40. Again....

 

The comment went unchallenged until WE CALLED IT OUT. Facts....are important. Spin, is...well, just spin.
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #40)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:09 PM

63. What "fact"?...To what do you refer?

 

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I don't "spin". I don't need to.
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Response to whathehell (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:20 PM

27. I find myself intrigued...

 

in what way are you proposing to pay for the long-term impacts of history enslaving generations of African-Americans and stealing their ancestors from their homeland where they were Kings and Queens? I understand you are very offend for Caucasians everywhere, but your post seems to indicate you are on board for reparations or at least some form of paying for the long-term impacts mentioned above and I wonder what that looks like.
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Response to tonedevil (Reply #27)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:48 PM

30. That can be worked out...It's only fair, given what

 

was (rightfully) given to Native Americans.

Giving to historic black institutions would be one way, but there could be others as well.
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Response to whathehell (Reply #30)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:54 PM

31. What was given to Native Americans? /nt

 

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Response to tonedevil (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:58 PM

32. Casinos.

 

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Response to whathehell (Reply #32)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:22 PM

37. Native American Casinos...

 

exist because the Tribes that own them are sovereign nations. Since the US is actively in breach of several of the treaties that delineate that sovereignty I'm not finding much giving there. Unless you want to talk about the voluntary giving of money that goes on in them every day. Still not a very good model of reparations for black people.
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Response to tonedevil (Reply #37)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:50 PM

41. Well, since you asked.....

 

U.S. Government To Pay $492 Million To 17 American Indian Tribes

"The U.S. government has agreed to pay a total of $492 million to 17 American Indian tribes for mismanaging natural resources and other tribal assets, according to an attorney who filed most of the suits.

In a joint press release by the Departments of Interior and Justice, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel said, "Settling these long-standing disputes reflects the Obama Administration's continued commitment to reconciliation and empowerment for Indian Country."

The settlements mark the end of a push by the Obama administration to resolve what the U.S. says is more than 100 lawsuits totaling more than $3.3 billion brought by American Indian individuals and tribal governments against the federal government. The policy of reaching settlements on the disputes, some of which date back more than a century, is part of a campaign promise the president made to American Indians before he took office.

"Few have been ignored by Washington as long as Native Americans, the first Americans. Too often, Washington has paid lip-service to working with tribes," then-candidate Obama said in a speech at the Crow Nation Reservation in Montana in May 2008. "My Indian policy starts with honoring the unique government to government relationship, and ensuring treaty responsibilities are met."

Those treaty responsibilities include agreements dating back to the 1800s that made the U.S. government the trustee for huge swaths of tribal land. The Department of the Interior says it manages almost 56 million acres of land on behalf of tribes, and handles at least 100,000 leases on that land for a wide variety of uses including housing, timber harvest, farming, livestock grazing, oil and gas extraction. More than 250 tribes have some assets held in trust by the federal government.

Under those trust agreements, the U.S. government must make sure tribes receive "just compensation" for the use of their land or resources. "The government bought the land from Indians, but it didn't pay the Indians," says Melody McCoy, a staff attorney with the Native American Rights Fund who has spent 20 years handling lawsuits against the federal government over alleged trust mismanagement and underpayment.

"The U.S. government would say it held the assets in trusts benevolently, for the protection of Indian lands and money," says McCoy, who handled 13 of the 17 newly announced settlements. "The flip side of that is that in exchange, the government was supposed to be a good trustee, and it wasn't. Land was not managed well. Money and resources were not managed well."

The result was decades of allegedly lost income for Native Americans across the country."

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/27/495627997/u-s-government-to-pay-492-million-to-17-american-indian-tribes


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Response to tonedevil (Reply #37)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:25 PM

64. Yes, but that sovereignty was not always recognized,

 

at least to the extent it is now.

By and large, the states didn't want the casinos, and Native Americans had to fight for their establishment on the basis
of that sovereignty.

One of the things granted the NA casinos, unheard of in the rest of the gaming industry, is Tax Free status.
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Response to whathehell (Reply #64)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:44 PM

65. If you mean the US...

 

has been absolutely deplorable about keeping treaties with Native Americans you get no argument from me. Do you really think not taxing a sovereign nation is giving them something? Were it me I wouldn't find such to be particularly benevolent.
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Response to tonedevil (Reply #31)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:02 AM

55. The tribal lands themselves were given to Native Americans.

 

Okay, they were kind of theirs in the first place. But the U.S. gave the tribal lands recognition and security.

Hmmm, maybe the U.S. should give one of the Dakotas to the descendants of slaves. What do we need with two Dakotas anyway?
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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #55)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:50 PM

67. It is my most fervent hope...

 

that the riff on the Dakotas is provided as humor.
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Response to tonedevil (Reply #27)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:00 PM

43. First, copy pasting is an amazing thing isn't it....

 

However, speaking of whose offended, what offends YOU is the gull of African-Americans who are Descendants of Slaves whom never received their 40 Acres and a Mule (To be specific, that would have been LAND and an Animal to manage the what would have likely been farming land in the 1800's) to fix their mouths and DEMAND where is the compensation (which can be in a variety of ways in today's times as 40 Acres and a Mule is out of fashion in the 21st Century) for what was owed from YEARS of unpaid labor, beatings, rapes, murders, separation of families plus so much more.

Well, we fixed out mouth to say it. So did Kamala Harris, Presidential Candidate. Anyone that has an issue with that frankly, needs to deal with it among themselves. Tootles.
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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #13)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:21 AM

58. I think the biggest obstacle might be the word "reparations" itself.

 

I think that to the average person who knows what it is at all, they assume it is a cash payment (as it was in 1988 for the victims of Japanese internment), and I think there are some legitimate hesitations about that (i.e. about how you determine who gets them, about whether it actually is the best way to help the AA community in the long term, and about the total costs). Something like what Harris describes here and Warren has described elsewhere are not necessarily that, and would I think be more palatable to a greater percentage of the white population... if you can get them to listen beyond the headline.
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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #58)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:57 AM

61. Exactly!!!

 

Thank you!
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:18 PM

22. Millennials and Gen Z disagree with you

 

More than half of millennials support reparations for dependents of slaves (1). This is the largest generation and they have the potential to be the biggest voting bloc in American history.

According to a recent Harris poll, the top three issues for Gen Z are mass shootings, racial equality, and treatment of immigrants (2).

Gen Z and millennials together comprise 37 percent of the electorate (2).

Reparations and equality could be issues, out of others such as healthcare, that get these diverse and liberal generations to the polls.

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(1) - https://apnews.com/b183a022831d4748963fc8807c204b08
(2) - https://www.axios.com/exclusive-poll-young-americans-embracing-socialism-b051907a-87a8-4f61-9e6e-0db75f7edc4a.html

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Response to Politicub (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:49 PM

24. Actually, it proves my point

 

First link:
Overall, 68 percent of Americans say that reparations should not be paid to descendants of slaves, according to the poll.
Forty percent of millennials were in favor of reparations. 49 percent of the millennials questioned who said reparations should not be paid to slave descendants.

The second link doesn't even address the question.

But the point is that there is not popular support in the US for reparations.
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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:09 PM

26. Isn't doing the right thing important, too?

 

This country was built with back-breaking labor by the enslaved. This went on for decades after we became a nation. And after emancipation, the system was rigged against them enjoying the rights and privileges of citizenship. Much of the system stayed in place, and has reverberated through generations of African-Americans.

If we don't correct this injustice now, when will it be time? In 10 years? 50 years? Never?

The longer we wait, the more expensive reparations become. If American had kept its promises after emancipation, we wouldn't be having this discussion.

I would like to see the population polled once they have a better understanding of the forms of reparations. I don't believe most people know what it is. It's like polling for Obamacare, where the majority (used) to say they were against it, versus calling out each benefit that the ACA provides. Not surprisingly, the ACA is more popular than thought because of the explanation,.

Bringing this back around, the Green New Deal comprehends the urgency of reparations and ties them to economic prosperity that will benefit everyone.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #26)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:59 AM

62. re: "If we don't correct this injustice now, when will it be time?"

 

It's a good question. But I also worry about anything that could help re-elect Trump, and so keep in mind the adage about not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good. And I agree with the sentiment behind your statement, "I would like to see the population polled once they have a better understanding of the forms of reparations" which picks up from what I was saying in Post 58. But is there enough time to educate people before the next election, while we're essentially already in the campaign itself? It might have been better to start this conversation two years ago. Which means--to answer the question posed about when it will be time--it might be better to start addressing it in earnest in 2021... with a Dem in the WH?
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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:45 AM

8. She's always been passionate about abolishing the dp.

 

It's one of the many things I like about her!
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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:12 AM

9. I really like her !

 

She's going to have it tough against Beto, though. All the Dem candidates will.
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Response to donkeypoofed (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:48 AM

17. I think she will do just fine nt

 

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:28 AM

11. I agree with Senator Harris on the death penalty N/T

 

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:37 AM

14. That should not be a controversial position

 

I think the country leans heavily toward life without parole. I don't think people see it as a deal breaker either way.
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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:49 PM

66. It shouldn't be, yet, here we are.

 

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:41 AM

15. That's great, and very brave. She just moved up a notch in my "ratings".

 

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:12 PM

21. I like these positions. With so many great candidates, I'm still undecided. However, I am leaning a

 

little more toward Kamala than the others right now.
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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:37 PM

29. Well, maybe treason, let's wait on the Mueller report.

 

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:48 PM

33. not even the Rosenburgs were executed for treason

 

...true, they weren't tried for it, but
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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:00 PM

34. I love Biden, Buttigieg, and Beto too, but Kamala has it all for me.

 



I'm loving our field of DEMOCRATIC candidates.

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:25 PM

48. That's subtle.

 

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