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Why “40 Acres And A Mule” Is No Longer Enough Reparations For Black Americans (Video)

Word on the street, dirt road… hell, everywhere… is that that 40 acres and a mule promised to Black folks in the United States… IS. NOT. COMING. And even if it was, it would NOT be enough to ‘catch us up’ and make things fair & square for how far slavery, Jim Crow, and follow-on disenfranchisement has set people of color (esp. Black people in America) back. The ‘why’ behind this is skillfully “Decoded” above in this throwback episode.

Out of 536 billionaires in the USA, only 3 are Black. Why the stark racial divide? Well, it’s complicated, but it turns out our history of racism has a lot to do with it. From segregated schools that receive less funding in property taxes, to the history of redlining Black homeowners, to the long history of slavery, oppression, and segregation, White families were accumulating wealth. That “old money” has provided the capital for the modern-day billionaires, and even average-income white families, to stay significantly ahead of Black Americans. So how can we fix the wealth divide in America?
– MTV Decoded


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Politics: Ed Asner Takes Less Than 9 Minutes To Explain Things To The 99% In This Animated Piece (Video)

Incredible work… incredibly infuriating to some politicians and the super-rich (oh well)… by legendary actor Ed Asner. C’mon son. Why you mad though? Asner was the voice of mega-wealthy Ed Wuncler on ‘The Boondocks.’ He’s one of you. Maybe it’s the truth in it all that is hurting you. A plain talk explanation of why things are currently f####d up with the U.S. economy, who’s really to blame, who’s enabling them (looking at you, money-grabbing politicians), and who is fed up with it all. All in a Schoolhouse Rock sort of animated clip (no music though).

Ha! Bet some folks on ‘Capitol Hill’ were shouting some ‘Interjections’ when they saw this. You know, some of them could lose their jobs this coming Tuesday (go vote)!

(And watch for Mr. Asner’s explanation of ‘Trickle Down Economics’…)

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