Person

Angela Peoples

Angela Peoples is a political activist and founder of the radical-left organization The South. [1] Peoples has worked for other, ostensibly more mainstream left-of-center organizations including Center for American Progress and GetEqual. [2] Other organizations Peoples has associated with include All Above All and the Groundwork Collaborative. [3]

The South

Peoples founded The South as “a brand where unapologetic Black culture defines political power.” [4] The South has commemorated the radical Black Panther Party and its co-founder Huey Newton. [5] Far-left views that The South supports include wealth redistribution,[6] abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and having open borders. [7]

Peoples leads The South’s project Black Womxn For (BWF). The project uses the term “womxn” to symbolize that it is inclusive of all black people who do not identify as male. The project wants to be a platform for progressive non-males to support left-wing candidates during the 2020 election. [8] In the Democratic presidential primary, BWF endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). [9]

Left-Wing Views

Peoples opposed the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, calling him “the rape culture poster child.” [10] Peoples also said people should not have faith in an FBI investigation of Kavanaugh because “it is a tool of the Patriarchy.” [11]

Peoples rejected the idea that President Donald Trump is dividing the country because she thinks it is already divided. [12] She says 40 percent of Americans are racists that want to see minority children “separated from their families and left alone to get sick and die” and that such people have a “political home” in the Republican Party. [13]

Peoples has endorsed the payment of reparations to black Americans and says they are needed because “there is no such thing as accountable capitalism.” [14] Peoples has even backed reparations for people arrested for marijuana possession. [15]

Peoples has been critical of white women as a group. Peoples said she would “Never Forget. Never Forgive” white women, including white liberals, for the election of President Trump. [16] Following Senator Doug Jones’s (D-AL) victory in 2017, Peoples said black voters had elected Jones and that “white women voted for slavery and sex crimes.” [17]

References

  1. “Angela Peoples.” Netroots Nation. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://www.netrootsnation.org/profile/angela-peoples/. ^
  2. “Angela Peoples,” LinkedIn. Accessed March 21, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-peoples-36a09710/ ^
  3. “Angela Peoples.” Netroots Nation. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://www.netrootsnation.org/profile/angela-peoples/. ^
  4. “Angela Peoples.” Netroots Nation. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://www.netrootsnation.org/profile/angela-peoples/. ^
  5. The South. Twitter Post. February 7, 2020. 10:06 PM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1229603124412899328 ^
  6. The South. Twitter Post. April 13, 2019. 10:37 AM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1117074225905524736 ^
  7. The South. Twitter Post. February 21, 2019. 11:49 PM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1098807044977643520 ^
  8. “About Us.” Black Womxn For. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://www.blackwomxnfor.com/aboutus ^
  9. BlackWomxnFor. Twitter Post. March 8, 2020. 11:55 AM. Accessed March 14, 2020.  https://twitter.com/BlackWomxnFor/status/1236681992814694401 ^
  10. Ms Peoples. Twitter Post. October 7, 2018. 3:31 PM. Accessed March 20, 2020. https://twitter.com/MsPeoples/status/1049019424253071360 ^
  11. Ms Peoples. Twitter Post. September 28, 2018. 11:54 PM. Accessed March 20, 2020. https://twitter.com/MsPeoples/status/1045884441762189312 ^
  12. Ms Peoples. Twitter Post. July 18, 2019. 7:40 AM. Accessed March 20, 2020. https://twitter.com/MsPeoples/status/1151818995802288133 ^
  13. Ms Peoples. Twitter Post. July 18, 2019. 7:40 AM. Accessed March 20, 2020. https://twitter.com/MsPeoples/status/1151818995802288133 ^
  14. Ms Peoples. Twitter Post. October 16, 2019. 8:33 AM. Accessed March 20, 2020.  https://twitter.com/MsPeoples/status/1184447336145178625 ^
  15. Ms Peoples. Twitter Post. November 20, 2018. 1:06 PM. Accessed March 20, 2020.  https://twitter.com/MsPeoples/status/1064943061787189249 ^
  16. Ms Peoples. Twitter Post. January 11, 2018. 10:58 PM. Accessed March 20, 2020.  https://twitter.com/MsPeoples/status/951664532371509248 ^
  17. Ms Peoples. Twitter Post. December 13, 2017. 9:08 AM. Accessed March 20, 2020. https://twitter.com/MsPeoples/status/940946523784916992 ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Black Womxn For (Non-profit)
    Founder
  2. The South (Non-profit)
    Founder
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