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BREAKING: Tariq Nasheed Gathering Group of African Americans to Seek Ukrainian Citizenship to Get Reparations From US Government
Los Angeles, CA — Political commentator Tariq Nasheed announced he is putting together a group of Foundational Black Americans (FBAs) to renounce their American citizenship and travel to Ukraine as a way of procuring reparations from the U.S. federal government.
“Black descendants of slaves have been pushing for reparations since they were promised back in the 1800s. But now, it is obvious that we won’t see any money from this white supremacist government unless we become Ukrainians,” he said in a press release.
With the U.S. sending over $50 billion to Ukraine to aid in its effort to repel the Russian invasion, many have seen the wisdom in Nasheed’s plan. He is getting support from many in the black community.
“I’ve been waiting for the day when the federal government would do something to alleviate the long-lasting damage inflicted on black Americans by slavery and Jim Crow,” said an activist based in Los Angeles. “If I have to move to Ukraine for awhile to get what’s owed, it is what it is.”
However, not everyone is on board with the idea. A local business owner told The Smattering: “Negro are you crazy? Reparations or no reparations ain’t no way my black ass is going to no damn Ukraine.”
This plan does not mean that Nasheed and his crew no longer wish to be American citizens. After receiving their cash from the U.S., the final part of the plan is to smuggle themselves back into the country over the southern border, banking on the idea that they will be granted a pathway to regaining their citizenship in the not-so-distant future.
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“With the money we will get from the federal government, we can easily afford to pay a few coyotes to get us back into the country,” said one of Nasheed’s followers.
President Joe Biden chimed in, expressing his approval of the plan. “I think it’s a great idea. The way America treated the Ukrainian blacks was incorrigible, and there must be some recompense,” he said. “I actually descend from black Ukrainians on my mother’s side, so maybe I could benefit.”