Disinfo: $14 – $18 trillion will be spent as reparations for slavery; Democratic Party is betting on the Latin American and Black population

Summary

The Democratic Party is betting on the Latin American and Black population. For the first time, there was a proposal to “compensate the black population in the United States for centuries of slavery” and centuries of “white supremacy”. This means $ 14-18 trillion  will be spent on black American citizens.

Disproof

Russia Today article refers to Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets as its source.

No such proposal has been suggested by the democratic party. Instead, this idea was proposed by Robert Johnson, an American businessman and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET).

Johnson told CNBC in early June that the U.S. government should provide $14 trillion of reparations for slavery to help reduce racial inequality. Johnson is indeed a Democrat, but made this proposal in his personal capacity. To date, neither this proposal nor a similar one has been officially suggested by the party.

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 206
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 18/07/2020
  • Language/target audience: Arabic
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Democratic Party (US)

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Disproof

Widespread protests against racial injustice and police brutality broke out in the US after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis on 25 May 2020. The protests followed several high-profile incidents involving African Americans and the police, invoking debates about racism in the US. Protests spread to all 50 states of the country.

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Disproof

Sea Breeze is an annually recurring multinational exercise, it does not aim, nor threaten, to invade any territory or to exert any pressure. Military exercises have been conducted since 1997, in accordance with the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministries of Defence of Ukraine and the United States.

This year Sea Breeze 2020 exercise began on July 20 with the involvement of Partner countries, which aims to increase the level of interoperability of units of the Ukrainian Navy, US Navy, Partner countries and permanent NATO naval groups, in the course of joint tasks to promote security in the Black Sea region. About 20 countries have joined this year.

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Disproof

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