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Posted by alek, Mon Sep-24-01 02:52 PM
...I've been peripherally involved in a reparations task force here in New Haven. They're asking for things people need (funding for education, home-owner programs, etc.), and the fact is, they're going to be more successful under the reparations banner than they would be under a simple advocacy banner (which I'd consider more ideologically and methodologically sound).

So I'm more conflicted now.

But I'd never compare fighting for reparations with BUIlDING A MOVEMENT. If they can truly be part of the same struggle, though, I'm down.

The problem is, Jesse Jackson et al have NOTHING to do with building a movement, so on a national scale I'm still against it.

But here in New Haven, the Reparations Task Force is a faith-based community organization with strong ties to labor and clergy and progressive politics. That's got the big movement feel, so I'm pretty much behind them.


LEFT side of the bedroom, fool!
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