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Racist NY reparations commission members blame Whites for climate change, mock Tim Scott


New York Governor Kathy Hochul is facing calls to fire members of a controversial reparations panel after remarks against police, Israel and even disparaging Sen. Tim Scott.

The nine-member panel of New York’s Commission on Reparations and Racial Justice has come under fire after comments made by two members that included blaming white people for climate change, pushing to defund the police, and specifically referring to Scott, a black Republican senator, as “Uncle Tim.”

A review of statements made by panelists Ron Daniels and Lurie Daniel Favors found disturbing comments including a social media post by Daniels in 2021.

“‘Uncle Tim,’ Scott that is, Who Picked Cotton On the Plantation, Is ‘Still On the Plantation’ = Picked to Be the ‘Black Face’ To Suppress/Black Power/Black Freedom On Behalf of White Supremacy/White Power and That’s ‘The Cotton Picking Truth’ #BewareofUncleTim,” he tweeted at the time.

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“White Folks Messed Up the Weather = Black Folks Save the Planet,” Daniels wrote in another tweet in 2021.

Last year, Daniels posted a message over a picture of a Palestinian flag that read, “With silence, comes complacency. No Homeland. No Peace. No Justice, No Peace in Israel.”

“There will never be peace in Israel until the Palestinians have a home. Military force will quench the thirst of the Palestinian people for justice. No Homeland, No Peace!” added the panelist who the New York Post described as “a longtime activist who ran for president on the minor party Peace and Freedom Party in 1992.”

“Daniels is founder and president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and served as administrator for the National African American Reparations Commission, a leading organization in the US and global reparations movements,” The Post reported.

Meanwhile, reparations panel member Lurie Daniel Favors tweeted in 2019: “In the name of our ancestors who weep over our fractured communities; in the name of our families whose genealogy is at best a guess and a prayer; in the name of all that is holy & just.”

“F—K YOU & YOUR RACE APOLOGETICS. WE WILL NOT BE SILENT. WE WILL NOT MAKE YOU COMFORTABLE,” added the executive director at the Center for Law and and Social Justice at CUNY’s Medgar Evers College.

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“Police all across the country are literally proving *daily* why #DefundThePolice is necessary. I’m old enough to remember summa yall claiming activists were going too far,” she said in another post.

The panel and its members have sparked outrage and calls for removal.

“The commission on reparations was ridiculous from the start. This proves it,” Gerard Kassar, chair of the Conservative Party of New York told The Post.

“These sound like people who have preconceived notions of what they view as white privilege. Unbelievable. There’s no way these appointees should serve on the commission given their comments,” he said.

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