About ADOS DMV
Founded in 2019 to localize the nationwide push for reparations and a black agenda. American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) are actively working to advance the issues that are important for ADOS DMV. We are engaging our local political office holders and challenging them to adopt policies and action plans that specifically benefit ADOS in the greater DMV area.
Mission & Goals
Work with Local City Council to establish a civilian review board to hold police accountable, building trust between police and the ADOS community. Increase in SBA loans for ADOS, Enforcement of job quotas to ensure ADOS workforce representation based on our percentage of the population. End to discriminatory hiring practices in ALL industries. End to racial based redlining and property devaluation. Obtain affordable housing & rent control for ADOS; guaranteed assistance for homeless ADOS people in our service area. Election of ADOS endorsed candidates to Municipal, City, State, and Federal offices.
As a specific group with a specific justice claim, the #ADOS movement demands a specific agenda with policy prescriptions that address the losses stemming from the institution of slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, convict leasing, mass incarceration and immigration.
National ADOS Mission
#ADOS was started by the brain trust of Howard graduate and host of the Breaking Brown political show, Yvette Carnell, and UCLA alumnus and attorney, Antonio Moore, who hosts the weekly radio show Tonetalks. ADOS—which stands for American Descendants of Slavery—seeks to reclaim and restore the critical national character of the African American identity and experience. An identity that is grounded in our group’s unique lineage, and which is central to our continuing struggle for social and economic justice in the United States.
The #ADOS movement is underpinned by the demand for reparative justice in making the group whole. Reparative justice in the form of cash payouts and comprehensive programs and policies is a necessary component in fulfilling the promise of opportunity from which, by design, ADOS has been historically excluded and denied--leading to the accrued disadvantage and benign neglect under which ADOS is being crushed today.
Codified by government and exploited by private actors, the creation of an #ADOS underclass served as the financial engine of a nation that never recognized the debt it owed to the group as a result. As such, the #ADOS movement is underpinned by the demand for reparative justice in making the group whole, and as a necessary component in fulfilling the promise of opportunity from which, by design, ADOS have been historically excluded and denied.
#ADOS demands that there be a real review of direct payouts needed to be made to eligible recipients from gathered data, and progress be made toward making #ADOS families whole.
National ADOS Vision
To make American Descendants of Slavery whole by advocating for the necessity of recompense for the wide-ranging damages done to black America throughout our nation’s history--beginning with slavery, and encompassing 400 years of accrued disadvantage which reaches right up to the present. To push the US to atone for its original sin by recognizing and honoring our justice claim. To position ADOS no longer as a bottom caste, slated to eat the failure for everyone, but instead ensure full citizenship in this nation and to guarantee all of the benefits and advantages that goes with it.