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ADOS co-founder and hash tag creator,
Yvette Carnell 

ADOS - American Descendants of Slavery
An alt-right front group?
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ADOS claims Black immigrants or descendants of recent immigrants are different from American descendants of slaves and policy initiatives for Black Americans should benefit them, not the immigrants.

Now it turns out that ADOS co-founder and hash tag creator, Yvette Carnell, is by her own admission on the board of PFIR, Progressives for Immigration Reform, a front group for the pro-Trump, white nationalist group FAIR, Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Report: Front Groups for the Anti-Immigrant Lobby  3/1/2011 America's Voice: "As part of this effort to rebrand “mass deportation” in more popular terms, the anti-immigrant lobby has created a series of front groups, including Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR). These groups pretend to speak for the “silent majority” of workers, African Americans, Vietnamese Americans, or environmentalists – to name only a few examples – who oppose immigration reform and support a mass deportation agenda instead. But a closer look how these groups are organized and funded shows that they are entirely dependent on the anti-immigrant lobby, and represent nothing but the desire of its leaders and allies in Congress to make their mass deportation policies seem less extreme than they really are."

Yvette Carnell founded breakingbrown.com and uses its twitter account below left to acknowledge she is on the board of PFIR, "not a right wing group."  But it has been well known as a MAGA outfit for some time, at least since 2010.

As Ms Imani puts it: "ADOS co-founder Yvette Carnell admits to being a board member of the right wing think tank, PFIR - a known front group for white nationalist John Tanton's FAIR. This is the source of the xenophobia, anti African, pro trump rhetoric." -- ADOS co-founder Yvette Carnell  3/23/2019 We have Ms Imani to thank for the recent tip off about this connection and it is pretty easy to verify. Imani clearly identifies as Roma,has  whose numbers are between 220,000 and 500,000 lost in the concentration camps of another group devoted to right wing nationalist tendencies -- the Nazis. Yet the ADOS folks accuse her of trying to be black and attack her on a racial basis.

Yvette Carnell's work is part of the alt-right's desire not to appear "racist" and reminds us of the AfroCuban chairman of the Miami chapter of the alt-right Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio. Those claiming American primacy need to understand more about American history, including how the country was founded to maintain slavery. In those days as now, there was a lot of back and forth with the Caribbean and a lot of early white supremacist US policy was created based on perceived threats from Caribbean slave revolts, as Gerald Horne describes so well.  Many slaves found freedom by going south to Spanish Florida, this rankled the Georgians. And reparations is an idea taken much more seriously in the Caribbean than the US.

The far right has taken over more space than is necessary to cause extremely severe repercussions, we cannot let them guide their own opposition. -- Andy Petit & Claude Betancourt

Carnell on board of PFIRArticles/Artículos

The Real Shadow Policy of the Trump Administration Is Racist Extremism  12/18/2019 Truth Out: "The administration has appointed people associated with far-right, anti-immigration organizations, like the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), to top positions. Until recently, the former executive director of FAIR, Julie Kirchner, was an immigration services ombudsman in the Department of Homeland Security." [FAIR is the godfather of ADOS.]

Here are 5 reasons Republicans are terrified that toxic Trump ally Kris Kobach could lead the party to a historic defeat  7/12/2019 Alternet: "Kobach has not only been an avid proponent of voter suppression; he has also been deeply anti-immigrant and worked for the Immigration Reform Law Institute, the legal division of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) — which the Southern Poverty Law Center considers a hate group. The Federation, founded by eugenics proponent John Tanton in 1979, has a long history of calling for a moratorium on immigration and claiming that Latinos don’t fully assimilate into U.S. culture."

A Response to Antonio Moore’s Comment About Chattel Slavery in the Caribbean: More Intellectual Dishonesty  7/9/2019 Medium: "What I find especially concerning about the ADOS movement is how easily the leaders of the movement are able to spread false information. What I find even more concerning is that as the ADOS movement continues to gain support on social media, there seems to be little attempt to correct some of these factual inaccuracies within the movement itself. This is also why I have said in the past that ADOS is intellectually dishonest because many of the movement’s leaders (and supporters like Cornel West) have resorted to misrepresenting information or blatantly lying about information to push a certain narrative. The reason why I began writing these articles to address these many false claims and to help properly educate people on these issues."

Russia’s Pan-Africanist Black Belt: How New Intelligence Has the #ADOS ‘Bot’ Narrative Malfunctioning  7/5/2019 Paul Sowers: "...the Prigozhin papers in fact argue that Russia’s best hope for expanding its influence lies in the promoting and fostering of an explicitly Pan-Africanist mentality among black Americans."

Supporters defend reparations advocate and Sirius radio host Mark Thompson  4/24/2019 Final Call: "There’s some nefarious behavior going on, just like we saw in 2016, where certain trolls—certain interests outside of the Black community, who may even appear to be Black [online]—like to take an issue, exploit it, and inject it into the presidential race. That’s one of the things we’re concerned about now; that there are some people who are pushing the issue and they have an ulterior motive,” Mr. Thompson explained on the “Morning Joy” show, adding, “Whenever you see people online refer to reparations and they only hold Democratic candidates accountable, and then they say if Democratic candidates don’t support reparations, then Black voters should stay home in 2020, that’s how you know those people aren’t genuine representatives of the reparations movement."

How Reparations is Being Used to Divide African People Against Each Other  4/13/2019 Medium: "My question is since when has reparations become such a divisive issue among African people? For decades the fight for reparations has been connected to the global Pan-African struggles of African people. Many of the most prominent exponents of reparations have been Pan-Africanists or people with an international vision for African liberation. Now it seems like reparations has become an issue which is dividing African Americans and black immigrants."

ADOS wants reparations—but at what cost?  4/12/2019 Daily Dot: "In recent months, high-profile celebrities like Kweli and Brown, as well as journalists Joy Reid and Jemele Hill have been some of ADOS’ most vocal critics. They haven’t taken issue with a general call for reparations necessarily; they’re upset over what they say are ADOS founders’ and followers’ anti-immigrant rhetoric and MAGA undercurrent, as well as the exploitation of the tension and resentment that has long existed between native-born Black Americans and Black immigrants and other minorities."

Cornel West and the Intellectual Dishonesty of the ADOS Movement  4/11/2019 Medium: "In embracing ADOS, West is embracing the opposite of King’s vision. The ADOS movement has typically been very hostile towards Pan-Africanism. This hostility comes at a time when Africans around the world are engaging in a struggle for our collective liberation. Omar al-Bashir is the latest African dictator to be toppled by a massive uprising in Africa. In the Caribbean we have seen similar uprisings and protests in recent years. There have been uprisings in Haiti, massive protests in Barbados, protests in Guyana, and the people of Barbuda have been fighting for their land rights. We are living in an era where there is a very active struggle for liberation on the part of African people everywhere. West, who claims to be part of this radical tradition, has endorsed a movement which has withdrawn from the international struggle in favor of a narrow tribal worldview. I use the word tribal because it is the language that Yvette Carnell has used to describe ADOS."

Why #ADOS Is Trash. Receipts Attached.  4/10/2019 Medium: " Scholars from Dr. Claud Anderson to Darrick Hamilton have advocated for reparations without needing align with white supremacists like ADOS founders Yvette Carnell and Antonio Moore have chosen to do. By making reparations a “hold your own nuts” divisive issue amongst black voters, ADOS will usher in a GOP victory for Trump in 2020. And if you think attacking other black people who also deserve reparations from their respective countries is going to get Donald Trump or any GOP run government to give you reparations, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. ADOS is a danger to actual black activists who have been active in the fight for reparations."

An African Liberation Day Invitation for Yvette Carnell and the ADOS Movement  3/30/2019 Medium: "One of my criticisms of the American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) movement that Yvette Carnell and Antonio Moore have founded is that the supporters of the movement, including Yvette herself, have been very critical of Pan-Africanism, but have offered little in terms of a practical alternative to the tangible work that Pan-Africanists have been doing. Last year Yvette proclaimed that Pan-Africanism is dead, but the reality is that Pan-Africanism is not dead. This is why Yvette and so many others in the ADOS movement insist on attacking Pan-Africanism."

Duke University Professor Shares His Guidelines for Slave Reparations  3/25/2019 Duke University: "Duke University professor of economics William Darity Jr. recently spoke on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal call-in show about reparations for the African descendants of slaves and the role the issue plays in the 2020 presidential campaign."

ADOS co-founder Yvette Carnell  3/23/2019 Ms Imani: "ADOS co-founder Yvette Carnell admits to being a board member of the right wing think tank, PFIR - a known front group for white nationalist John Tanton's FAIR. This is the source of the xenophobia, anti African, pro trump rhetoric."

Reflections on the ADOS Movement  3/3/2019 Duke University: by Roderick Graham, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Old Dominion University.

Real Black Activists Worry Fake Ones Will Drown Them Out On Twitter  2/27/2019 Buzzfeed: "A group of women who have been working since 2014 to identify Twitter disinformation campaigns and trolls blackfishing — or fraudulently posing as black on the platform — say the ADOS hashtag has become a prime target for bad actors to hijack to spread criticism and disinformation about candidates in the same way that Russian trolls in 2016 posed as black Americans to exasperate real concerns about Hillary Clinton’s record and to astroturf existing social movements like Black Lives Matter."

Why some African Americans are questioning Kamala Harris’s blackness  2/14/2019 WaPo: “We’re saying there is a difference in the justice demands for people who are descendants of slaves in this country and those who were enslaved in Jamaica.” Carnell fleshed out the argument further Wednesday, tweeting: “Kamala Harris doesn’t have that in her lineage. She’s anchored in two affluent, immigrant parents. It’s really simple. So since Kamala Harris doesn’t have this experience in her background, or a track record that expresses this understanding, and she announced during MLK Week, at Howard University, of course she’s going to get pressed HARD on the specificity of her #ADOS Agenda.”

Black Critics of Kamala Harris and Cory Booker Push Back Against Claims That They’re Russian “Bots”  2/13/2019 The Intercept: "The creators of the hashtag — Antonio Moore, an attorney in California, and Yvette Carnell, a political commentator — are neither Russian nor bots and are demanding an apology."

ADOS  2/6/2019 Abagond: "Joy Reid of MSNBC is also non-ADOS. She would have you believe that the #ADOS pushback against Kamala Harris on Twitter was largely carried out by Russian bots."

Rep. Lewis Goes Too Far Calling Trump Win Illegitimate  1/15/2017 Newsmax: by Antonio Moore, cofounder of the #ADOS American Descendants of Slavery movement, funded by the alt-right, being published in a major far right publication.

PFIR is not a progressive organization  7/8/2014 Daily Kos: "FAIR established PFIR. PFIR is one of several astroturf groups created by FAIR to create the belief there is support for their beliefs from various societal groups."

African-American Coalition Provides Cover to Nativist Lobby  8/21/2013 SPLC: "It turns out that BALA is simply the latest front group for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the flagship of a network of anti-immigrant organizations formed by the white nationalist John Tanton. When it first emerged in April, BALA was openly sponsored by another FAIR front called Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), purportedly an organization concerned about the environmental impact of immigration. As late as June, the media spokesperson and phone number listed on BALA’s press releases were associated with PFIR."

The Shady Group Behind the African-American Anti-Immigration Rally  7/12/2013 Daily Beast: "But questions regarding BALA go beyond the particulars of its current message. Several of the group’s leaders—Durant, Frank Morris, the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, and T. Willard Fair—have longstanding ties with the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and other controversial groups in the broader anti-immigration movement. Most of these groups emerged from a network created beginning in the late 1970s by John Tanton, the father of the modern anti-immigration movement, whose flirtations with white nationalism and eugenics (and whose enduring chumminess with devotees of both) have been documented at length by anti-extremist watchdog groups such as the ADL, the Chicago-based Center for New Community and others. The Southern Poverty Law Center has gone as far as to designate FAIR, the Tanton network’s mothership, a “hate group.”"

Duke removes four anti-immigration groups from Fred Stanback Internship Program  4/10/2013 Indy Week: "Fred Stanback established his internship program at the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment in 1995. It began with 10 groups and expanded to the 45 that chose to participate this year. Stanback selects all of the organizations, most of which focus solely on the environment. However, four are some of the nation's most powerful anti-immigration groups. After INDY Week alerted Duke to the nature of these organizations, the university discontinued them from the program."

Report: Front Groups for the Anti-Immigrant Lobby  3/1/2011 America's Voice: "As part of this effort to rebrand “mass deportation” in more popular terms, the anti-immigrant lobby has created a series of front groups, including Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR). These groups pretend to speak for the “silent majority” of workers, African Americans, Vietnamese Americans, or environmentalists – to name only a few examples – who oppose immigration reform and support a mass deportation agenda instead. But a closer look how these groups are organized and funded shows that they are entirely dependent on the anti-immigrant lobby, and represent nothing but the desire of its leaders and allies in Congress to make their mass deportation policies seem less extreme than they really are."

Anti-Immigrant Groups Continue Greenwashing Campaign  10/8/2010 SPLC: "The small, invitation-only, one-day conference was entitled, “The First National Conference on Immigration, Conservation, and the Environment.” The conclave is just another example of PFIR’s cynical greenwashing campaign to recruit environmentalists to the anti-immigrant cause by blaming them for urban sprawl, overconsumption and a host of other environmental problems. Many speakers at PFIR’s event had links to John Tanton, the racist founder of the modern anti-immigration movement. Representatives from NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies—groups founded by Tanton—participated."
 

Articles/Enlaces PFIR - Progressives for Immigration Reform

PFIR is not a progressive organization  7/8/2014 Daily Kos: "FAIR established PFIR. PFIR is one of several astroturf groups created by FAIR to create the belief there is support for their beliefs from various societal groups."

African-American Coalition Provides Cover to Nativist Lobby  8/21/2013 SPLC: "It turns out that BALA is simply the latest front group for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the flagship of a network of anti-immigrant organizations formed by the white nationalist John Tanton. When it first emerged in April, BALA was openly sponsored by another FAIR front called Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), purportedly an organization concerned about the environmental impact of immigration. As late as June, the media spokesperson and phone number listed on BALA’s press releases were associated with PFIR."

The Shady Group Behind the African-American Anti-Immigration Rally  7/12/2013 Daily Beast: "But questions regarding BALA go beyond the particulars of its current message. Several of the group’s leaders—Durant, Frank Morris, the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, and T. Willard Fair—have longstanding ties with the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and other controversial groups in the broader anti-immigration movement. Most of these groups emerged from a network created beginning in the late 1970s by John Tanton, the father of the modern anti-immigration movement, whose flirtations with white nationalism and eugenics (and whose enduring chumminess with devotees of both) have been documented at length by anti-extremist watchdog groups such as the ADL, the Chicago-based Center for New Community and others. The Southern Poverty Law Center has gone as far as to designate FAIR, the Tanton network’s mothership, a “hate group.”"

Report: Front Groups for the Anti-Immigrant Lobby  3/1/2011 America's Voice: "As part of this effort to rebrand “mass deportation” in more popular terms, the anti-immigrant lobby has created a series of front groups, including Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR). These groups pretend to speak for the “silent majority” of workers, African Americans, Vietnamese Americans, or environmentalists – to name only a few examples – who oppose immigration reform and support a mass deportation agenda instead. But a closer look how these groups are organized and funded shows that they are entirely dependent on the anti-immigrant lobby, and represent nothing but the desire of its leaders and allies in Congress to make their mass deportation policies seem less extreme than they really are."

Anti-Immigrant Groups Continue Greenwashing Campaign  10/8/2010 SPLC: "The small, invitation-only, one-day conference was entitled, “The First National Conference on Immigration, Conservation, and the Environment.” The conclave is just another example of PFIR’s cynical greenwashing campaign to recruit environmentalists to the anti-immigrant cause by blaming them for urban sprawl, overconsumption and a host of other environmental problems. Many speakers at PFIR’s event had links to John Tanton, the racist founder of the modern anti-immigration movement. Representatives from NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies—groups founded by Tanton—participated."
     

Links/Enlacestop

ados101.com 

ADOS: American Descendants of Slavery on Facebook

Federation for American Immigration Reform on SPLC
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a group with one mission: to severely limit immigration into the United States. Although FAIR maintains a veneer of legitimacy that has allowed its principals to testify in Congress and lobby the federal government, this veneer hides much ugliness.

breakingbrown.com, founded by Yvette Carnell

twitter.com/BreakingBrown

www.youtube.com/user/YCarnell

twitter.com/sandydarity  Prof Darity is at Duke University

Antonio Moore

twitter.com/tonetalks

www.huffpost.com/author/v1s1onone-117  articles on Huffington Post

www.facebook.com/Tonetalks

www.facebook.com/Tonetalkslive/

ADOS Watchers/Critics

twitter.com/ministter - Rev. Matsimela Mapfumo (Mark Thompson)

twitter.com/ImaniKushan - Ms Imani

twitter.com/rwinbush - Ray Winbush 

twitter.com/IMIXWHATILIKE - Dr. Jared Ball

twitter.com/AfricanaCarr  Chair, Howard University Dept of Afro American Studies. 2 Time Male HBCU Professor of the Year.

twitter.com/TalibKweli

 

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