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In a recent development, it appears that President Biden is losing the support of Black voters due to his silence on the issue of reparations. Pro-reparations activists have spoken out, accusing the Democratic Party of neglecting Black voters, especially those of American descendants of slavery (ADOS). Instead of offering a transformative Black agenda that excites the community, they claim that Democrats resort to fear-mongering and demonizing Republicans during election time.

As calls for reparations gain momentum across cities and states, President Biden is facing increased pressure to take a stand on the matter. Recently, Rep. Cori Bush introduced a proposal to pay $14 trillion in reparations, aiming to address the wealth gap between White and Black Americans resulting from racist government policies. While critics may dismiss the proposal as unrealistic, supporters argue that it sends an essential message about acknowledging historical injustices.

Despite this push for reparations, Biden has remained largely silent on the issue. Although the White House has indicated support for studying reparations, it has not backed specific legislation or taken decisive action. This lack of response has led to frustration among those advocating for reparations, with many feeling that Biden is taking the Black vote for granted.

Racial justice groups and some Democrats have been calling on Biden to establish a national reparations commission through executive order. Still, the President’s reluctance to act has created a divide among activists, with some arguing for executive action while others emphasize the need for congressional support and a comprehensive bill.

Meanwhile, at the local level, several cities and states have taken steps towards reparations. Ann Arbor in Michigan and Fulton County in Georgia have been considering reparations, while New York City’s Department of Health is exploring the potential of reparations to address racial and wealth inequities.

Furthermore, the city of Evanston in Illinois has become the first to start paying reparations, committing $10 million over ten years to provide assistance to qualifying Black residents for home repairs and other needs. On the state level, New York is on the verge of establishing a commission to study the effects of slavery and racial discrimination, potentially making recommendations for reparations.

While the issue of reparations faces opposition from Republicans and only partial support from Democrats, the pressure on President Biden and the White House to take a definitive stance is likely to increase as more localities consider reparations as a path to addressing historical injustices. The Black community’s support is vital for Biden, and his lack of action on reparations may be a determining factor in future elections.

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