Except he didn’t.
#REPOST Even talks about reparations was a charade… the hearings were a charade. And lookie who they tried to credit,
“””The white supremacist propaganda media is actually saying that Ta-nahesi Coates is responsible for reparations being an issue this year because of an article he wrote back during the Obama administration. No. I’m SERIOUS.
Too late to rewrite history.” – #TheBlackAgenda” – Mecca Bey
Nobody was checking for a 5 year article from Ta-nahesi Coates.
Unapologetic black media put reparations in the public discourse… this after derailing Hillary’s campaign and essentially ending the Clinton political dynasty… We put the Dem party on notice. No black agenda. No black vote. And then derailed the campaigns of Abrams, Gillum, O’Rourke and McCaskill. Without big budgets. Without huge numbers. Without black faces in high places. Without ‘professional’ organizing. Without the NPIC. Without marching, kneeling, praying or begging. Without asking.
We are imposing our will. This scares the Democrats and black misleaders.
#SlowDown #SleepingOnTheWrongCats #SpeedLaw
Opinion | How Ta-Nehisi Coates turned reparations from a punchline into a policy objective
Talk about reparations is more nuanced than promising black folks a check.