Sunday, August 07, 2005

Wachovia, Reparations and Accountability

Last week was a busy week among reparations activists. A full-scale educational/public relations campaign was launched about the obscene "$10-11 million", Wachovia said they would donate to six groups as a result of their "no surprise" revelation that their bank enslaved Afrikans in Amerikkka. Several of us held an extensive conference call and formed "Phase I" of a multiprong strategy to hold corporations that confess their slave holding past, more accountable. A press release was sent to 850 newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations and the result was overwhelming. Dr. Conrad Worrill and others did several interviews with newspapers and radio stations about our response to Wachovia...The Final Call newspaper, the only weekly national Black newspaper in the country, will run a full story next week in their issue. I received a call from a friend of mine in Boston saying that some Black conservative on the radio denounced the press release and essentially said that the writers didn't know how corporations worked. Not surprised that many Afrikans in Amerikkka cannot conceive of justice being exacted from their masters by other Afrikans. It is impossible for them to dream of a world *without* white subjugation...

Discussions of a national boycott is being discussed and the newly formed National Black Boycott Information Bureau is interested and will publicize our campain. It boggles my mind that corporations with the blood of our Ancestors on their hands can determine what they "should" do for atonement. It is as I have said before like a serial killer deciding that he should spend six months on probation and fined $100.

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  3. Anonymous9:24 AM

    Great work!! Hope that National Black Boycott Information Bureau and CBIC can some how tag team with their efforts. GH

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  4. Just out of curiosity...is this Gloria?:-)

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  5. Anonymous1:57 PM

    yes.GH

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