Make it illegal for law enforcement to use deadly force unless it is a last resort. ~1000 people are killed by law enforcement officers every year. This number can be reduced significantly with proper legal incentive and police training.
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It's time for black people and those who support black lives to vote together for change at the national, state and local level. Let's reinvent the "political party" system. The Democrat and Republican parties have taken for granted or written off the black vote for decades. This proposal is for
Grant survivors of American slavery access to the same healthcare privileges that veterans have. Lasting economic disadvantages from slavery and Jim C row policies mean black people often have poor access to preventative and acute care. Black people have served this nation with their lives, labor
The US Department of Agriculture's own files disclose decades of policies that resulted in the loss of land owned by black farmers. Loss of that land had a ripple effect on the wealth gap that we see to this day. Another vector of justification for reparations for discriminatory practices and
Fascinating and sad truth about the massacre of Black Wall Street.. which is exemplary of other acts of terrorism that plagued successful black communities for over a century. An up close and personal example of why black people are due reparations for failure of the US government to equally prote
Giving corporations the rights of a "person" creates an imbalance of power that perpetuates racial and economic inequality. Unlimited corporate money in the elections process is part of unfairly perpetuating systematic advantages of wealthy, typically white communities. Putting a cap on corporate
Fund 50 years of budget for a right-sized federal counter-terrorism investigative function to find and prosecute organizations that promote or incite violence, lynch, assault, intimidate or enact crimes of hate in America. More people have died from domestic terrorist events and mass shootings than
If you've ever wondered, or had doubts about what some police officers are thinking, take a minute to read this VERY HONEST share. You will never see this issue the same way. https://medium.com/@OfcrACab/confessions-of-a-former-bastard-cop-bb14d17bc759
One of the best summaries of the issues that affect black people that I've seen in 2020. And you can add your name to the petition, and get updates. Click-thru. https://black2thefuture.org/black-agenda-2020/ Grab the actual B2F Agenda document here
Visit this site to make donations, and even split them across orgs. https://blacklives.help/?url=https://blacklives.help&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuJ3atbnk6gIVgiCtBh05QgFLEAAYASAAEgIYDvD_BwE
Create a federal commission of artwork for the National Mall in Washington D.C to memorialize the end of black genocide in America, and the contribution slaves made to the construction of state and wealth for generations to come.
Make the District of Columbia into a state and end taxation without representation in congress. Washington D.C. has a huge community of African-Americans (~50% of it's 720k residents) and ranks #20 of largest cities in America. Poorer black people tent to live in D.C. versus the greater Metro DC
Gerrymandering has crippled the democratic process and needs to be outlawed. A "Grid" system should be required across the united states to determine congressional districts. This "fair and square" system will remove the incentive to marginalize certain communities and entrench incumbents.
Even once homeowners, black people face challenges just getting fair appraisals of home value. Read the article below to see the facts. https://therealdeal.com/la/2020/08/26/black-homeowners-share-stories-of-discrimination-by-appraisers/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LA%20Da
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Before law enforcement agencies can use facial recognition software to obtain evidence, or as evidence in an investigation, the successful match rate must be equal or better for black and brown faces than for white tone faces. If not addressed, poorly designed software could lead to ruined lives f
Check out this 2020 report by Goldman Sachs that lays out the facts behind racial inequality and helps the reader draw some conclusions about what would be required to change the future. A potent read, for anyone who really wants to be empowered with data.
Communities of color are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19 infections for a variety of reason including being overrepresented in front line jobs, and having less income to purchase protective equipment. My proposal is for the federal government to distribute free masks at all US Post
There is a carefully written and thorough piece by CNN's W. Kamau Bell that includes one of the best "anyone can understand this" descriptions of the actions, thoughts, policies and organizations that stack to create systemic racism --- and the part we all recognize as "Bad" vs. the part below the
The lifeblood of commerce is a strong banking system with fair lending practices. Unfortunately, the mainstream banking system has not delivered, and in some cases has actively discriminated against communities of color. Let's support black banks, who have proven the ability to lend to black co
Establish eligibility for low down-payment, low interest rate business loans for entrepreneurs. Black businesses have a documented history of being denied access to capital by banks. Black New Deal Business Loans should enable funding for small start-up ventures that do not have existing revenue h
Let's work for an economic reparation similar to what Native American tribes have done for gambling and casino licenses. Black people have taken a disproportionate brunt of incarceration for marijuana related offenses. It only makes sense that the same community should gain disproportionately
Confederate monuments represent homage to a group of people who disobeyed the rule of law and attempted to break the nation. Furthermore, confederate belief in the institution of slavery triggers deep pain in the generations of citizens who are descendants of slaves, of who understand how immoral s
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