Dr. Alveda King on riots: Violence is never justified
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Dr. Alveda King discusses her uncle’s non-violent approach to protests during the civil rights movement and how Americans today should take the same approach.
BET co-founder Robert L. Johnson called for $14 trillion in reparations for every descendant of African American slaves as "atonement" on Monday following the death of George Floyd.
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"Is $14 trillion too much to ask for the atonement of 200 plus years of brutal slavery, de facto and de jure government-sponsored social and economic discrimination and the permanent emotional trauma inflicted upon black Americans by being forced to believe in a hypocritical and unfulfilled pledge that 'all men are created equal'?" Johnson said in a statement.
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His press release included a link to a paper that advocates for $350,767 for every black person in the U.S. Johnson advocated for direct cash payments over the next 10 to 20 years.
Johnson also weighed in on Floyd's death, which sparked protests throughout the nation.