Black leaders rebuke Tuberville stance on reparations, crime

Tommy Tuberville Cropped

By COREY WILLIAMS
Associated Press

As far as Jeremy Ellis is concerned, Republican Tommy Tuberville should know or learn more about the long history and struggles of the Black Alabama residents he represents in the U.S. Senate.

Tuberville told people Saturday at an election rally in Nevada that Democrats support reparations for the descendants of enslaved people because “they think the people that do the crime are owed that.”

His remarks – seen by many as racist and stereotyping Black Americans as people committing crimes – cut deeply for some, especially in and around Africatown, a community in Mobile, Alabama, that was founded by descendants of Africans smuggled in 1860 to the United States aboard a schooner called the Clotilda.

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10/14/2022 12:39:44 AM (GMT -5:00)

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