First Government Reparations Bill Approved in Blue State – Here’s How It Works…or Doesn’t
Oh boy…here we go.
It looks like the first liberal city in the country has passed reparations that will take money from the local government (i.e. taxpayers) and give it to the black community to make up for slavery, discrimination, and racism 150 years ago.
The Evanston City Council voted 8-to-1 on Monday night to approve the first phase of its reparations program: allocating $400,000 to be paid out in homeownership and improvement grants up to $25,000. The housing assistance is the first part of a $10 million plan for reparations to be paid out to the city’s black population, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The grants will go to black residents who can prove that they or their ancestors lived in the city between 1919 and 1969 when discriminatory policies were in effect. Applicants must also be able to trace their lineage back to “any of the Black racial and ethnic groups of Africa,” the resolution passed Monday says.
I can already tell you what problem we’re going to run into with the way that they’re doing this crap. As a few cities here and there start sprinkling out some reparations in various forms, it’s not going to be enough and it’s going to be forgotten and ignored. It will be as though it never happened.
Why? Because it’s not on a grand enough scale. Most Americans aren’t going to hear about these individual cities passing out money. Or not everyone is going to get a piece of the pie. Therefore, not everyone is going to accept that these were acts of reparation.
Unless it comes on a grand scale, i.e. from the federal government, in the form of cash payments to every single black person in the nation, I don’t think anything will ever be considered by the black community as reparations for slavery.
If you ask me, it shouldn’t happen anyway. They’re not entitled to my money. Nobody is except for me. I work for my money, not anyone else. I didn’t own any slaves. My parents, my grandparents, my great grandparents…none of them owned slaves. I’m not accountable for anyone else anyway.