American Descendants of Slaves (#ADOS) has been making a lot of noise lately – and they’ve organized to show they don’t just talk about it; they are about it. Now one of the movement’s biggest proponents, Dr. William “Sandy” Darity has written a letter to ensure their message isn’t diluted by rogue chapters.
The Black American D.O.S Caucus posted a letter in which Darity said it had come to their “attention that people who are not in line with the values of #ADOS” were “forming chapters.”
He opened the letter by writing “A sure sign that a social movement has heft and momentum is signaled by efforts to dilute its message and subvert its principles from within.” Darity continued by laying out a process and instructions chapters must follow to be legitimized.
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The letter comes on the tails of the first #ADOS Conference, which over 2,000 people attended in Louisville, Kentucky. The movement was founded by political analyst Yvette Carnell and attorney Antonio Moore.
Some have praised the group for its fight to secure reparations for Black American descendants of slaves. Yet others have bashed it as xenophobic, anti-immigrant and against unity for all within African Diaspora.
The group recently called for a boycott of CBS over its Bob Hearts Abishola” show for “harmful” stereotyping of Black Americans.
While some #ADOS members say they are not xenophobic, they also make no apologies for fighting for the rights of Black Americans above other groups.