America’s First Black Billionaire Wants His Reparations Check, Now

Posted on AllSides July 2nd, 2021
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Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television and America’s first Black billionaire, wants a check. He wants it from the government. And he wants it to come with an apology for slavery, Jim Crow, and hundreds of years of racism.

The 75-year-old media magnate owns several homes, heads an asset management firm, and was the first Black person to own a majority stake in an NBA team. He doubts that check will ever come, but he sees a new kind of reparations—being called by a different name so...

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https://www.vice.com/en/article/88nmez/robert-johnson-bet-reparations-racism-slavery

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