Black Lives Matter is calling for reparations and urging American businesses to lend their support.
“This year, on the first anniversary of Juneteenth’s designation as a federal holiday, it is imperative that our economy, government, and society demonstrate a true commitment to Black emancipation. We want, deserve, and are owed reparations,” the Black Lives Matter Global Network declared in a Medium post.
Last year, President Joe Biden signed legislation to make Juneteenth, which falls on June 19, a federal holiday.
BLM suggested that “corporations can and must pave the way for reparations in this country.”
“Today, we call upon the same companies who rapidly rallied behind the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020: Step into the fullness of your financial positioning and power. Act on your claims to value Black life via holistic reparations for Black communities and push for reparations,” BLM declared.