Stevie Wonder Demands Reparations During Biden Rally in Detroit: ‘I Know Joe Biden Will Do It’

Singer Stevie Wonder performs during a mobilization event at Belle Isle Casino in Detroit, Michigan, with Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden and former US President Barack Obama, on October 31, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Pop icon Stevie Wonder, whose estimated net worth exceeds $100 million, called for reparations for black Americans while performing at a Joe Biden rally in Detroit on Saturday.

Stevie Wonder was a guest performer at the drive-in Biden rally on Belle Isle. The 70-year-old singer — who was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and grew up in Detroit — is the latest celebrity to help the Biden-Harris ticket’s effort to flip Michigan blue.

At one point during the rally, the singer voiced his demand for reparations. “I know Joe Biden will do it. Give us reparations! For the work that we’ve all done for the last 400 years — unpaid,” the pop star said.

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Joe Biden has been non-committal when it comes to slavery reparations. Earlier this year, he voiced support for a study on the feasibility of direct cash payments to black Americans.

Wonder also demanded that Michiganders “vote justice in and injustice out.”

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The Biden campaign has drawn on celebrity Michigan natives including Lizzo and Jeff Daniels to help get out the vote. Lizzo has campaigned for Biden in her native Detroit, while Daniels provided a voice-over for an anti-Trump commercial in which thee actor said he is voting for Biden.

President Donald Trump narrowly won Michigan over Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a margin of just over 10,000 votes.
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