Reparations and MLK's legacy
On the day of our nation's official celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, we wish you solidarity and strength. As Greens with a radical commitment to the pillars of Social Justice and Nonviolence, we are eager to commemorate and give praise to Dr. King's legacy.
The movement for Black liberation and justice has endured for generations, david. So why is it that we still have to say “Black lives matter?” Why must we still struggle for basic justice?
We need bold leaders in Congress willing to reintroduce legislation that would commission a study on the causes and effects of slavery, and its lingering impact on America. The findings of such an investigation will lead to reparations for African Americans. It is time for our leaders to show the courage and dedication MLK modeled during the civil rights movement.
We must support HR 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act.
The Green Party of the United States is the ONLY national party whose platform has committed to full and complete reparations.
The Green Party is committed to ensuring the right to live free from discrimination and oppression, in all its forms.
We are also committed to ensuring no one is left behind in the march toward equality.
Will you commit to supporting this struggle with a donation to the Green Party’s National Black Caucus, today?
Reparations would be a victory for social justice that would reverberate for generations, join us by signing our petition.
The Green Party of the United States
Green Party supports call for reparations in Philadelphia
The Green Party of Philadelphia (GPOP) endorsed the March for Reparations on October 16 in Clark Park, University City, Philadelphia. This was not a difficult endorsement because the Green Party holds that the national problem of white supremacy can only be resolved through reparations.
From the Green Party point of view, reparations should be offered to rectify three types of white supremacy: the forced slavery of kidnapped Africans beginning in the colonial era; the resulting violence and discrimination against citizens of color since the formal end of chattel slavery in 1865; and the continuing punishment of people of color by “the ideology of white supremacy which permeates our institutions today.” Those institutions include healthcare, housing, education, finances, law enforcement, employment and food distribution. As a result, the Green Party in 2018 endorsed the call for a National Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans (HR 40).Read more
We are Green - Reparations are a Debt Owed
WARRENVILLE, IL – We are Green. We commit to full and complete reparations to the African American community of this nation for the past four hundred plus years of genocide, slavery, land-loss, destruction of original identity and the stark disparities which haunt the present evidenced in unemployment statistics, substandard and inadequate education, higher levels of mortality including infant and maternal mortality and the practice of mass incarceration. We recognize that reparations are a debt (not charity) that is owed by our own and other nations and by the corporate institutions chartered under our laws to a collective of people.Read more
Green New Deal For Minneapolis
Minneapolis City Council member Cam Gordon hosted a Ward 2 forum Green New Deal For Minneapolis this past week. The event included guest speakers Patrick Hanlon, Timothy DenHerder-Thomas, Alice Madden, Nina Axelson, Isaac Smith, Stacy Miller, and Charles Frempong-Longdon. To watch the forum, please visit Green New Deal For Minneapolis.Read more
News from Minnesota
Celebrating Black History Month
MINNEAPOLIS – African Americans have contributed to America for over 400 years and this month we celebrate those contributions and the legacy of Black Americans in the United States. The Minnesota Green anti-racist leaders have been busy in the fight for racial justice. Green Party activist Trahern Crews worked closely with city councilwoman Jane Prince on working on and passing bipartisan resolution the Saint Paul Recovery Act which will set up a commission to study reparations at the city level in Saint Paul City Council passes Reparations ordinanceRead more
Minnesota capital city moves forward with reparations plan
The Rondo Days Parade marches through the Rondo neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota, on July 21, 2018. Photograph by Tony Webster
ST. PAUL, Mn. - The movement for reparations for Black Americans has seen greater urgency since the police killing of George Floyd last year. And in the state where he died, the effort to make amends has taken a big step.
This week the St. Paul City Council unanimously approved a new commission to look at ways to produce financial reparations for descendants of chattel slavery who live in the capital city.
Saint Paul City Council To Consider Reparations
SAINT PAUL, MN – The Saint Paul City Council will consider a resolution on Wednesday, January 13 calling on the city to advance the cause of racial healing by exploring reparations for American Descendants of Chattel Slavery who live in Saint Paul. The resolution calls for the creation of a Saint Paul Recovery Act Community Reparations Commission, which will guide the city on strategies to grow equity and generational wealth, and eliminate disparities experienced by African Americans in Saint Paul.Read more
Happy New Year/The Year In Review
2020 was a very intense year for the Green Party of Minnesota and America in general. From Covid 19 to the George Floyd worldwide protest the MN Green Party was on the frontlines.
Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner Latrisha Vetaw announces run for Minneapolis city council in ward 4.
Minneapolis city council member Cam Gordon announces reelection campaign.Read more
St. Louis March For Reparations
Join the Uhuru Solidarity Movement St. Louis, Green Party of St. Louis and the Committee to Elect Betsey Mitchell as St. Louis County Executive
The formation of the United States was based on white supremacy. This country was built on the backs of enslaved Africans, who were never compensated for the past four hundred plus years of their forced labor and suffering. Exploitation, land-loss, destruction of original identity, genocide, state violence and systemic racism continued in chattel slavery’s aftermath and still haunt the present in manifold ways.Read more
Minnesota activists hold Juneteenth rally for reparations
Green Party Steering Committee member Trahern Crews holding sign in front of the Minnesota state Capitol to mark Juneteenth by demanding reparations and police reform legislation from state lawmakers.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Black Lives Matter chapter took to the state Capitol on Friday to mark Juneteenth with a demand for reparations and real police reform in a continued push for racial justice following the death of George Floyd.
Juneteenth, the traditional commemoration date of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, has taken on new resonance this year. There have been protests around the U.S. and beyond stemming from Floyd's death after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers.Read more