The American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) describes itself as the true reparations movement. It was founded by Yvette Carnell, a former Capitol Hill political staffer-turned-social-media-blogger and host of the “Breaking Brown” political show, and Antonio Moore, a former Los Angeles district attorney and Emmy-nominated film producer.
ADOS lists a number of reparation demands.
ADOS was formed to reclaim and restore the national character of African-American identity, and the group experience of being enslaved in the U.S.A., according to ADOS website. The organization uses YouTube and Twitter to promote reparations. Supporters see reparations as a way to address the wealth gaps that persist to this day from slavery and systemic discrimination against African Americans. ADOS sees a debt owed to African Americans after 400 years of slavery in the U.S. and the damages that it did to African Americans. ADOS is credited with creating a national dialogue that has entered into the mainstream media.
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