In an interview with the “Breakfast Club, Kamala Harris said she was in favor of reparations for slavery. But if she wants reparations for an institution that ended over 150 years ago, shouldn’t the money be sent to Israel? After all, Jews were slaves of the Egyptians for much longer than Blacks were. To me, both arguments for reparations are equally ridiculous, but if you are going to pay reparations to Blacks that were slaves, then the same should true for the pyramid builders. Kamala Harris laid out her grievances. Slavery, Jim Crow, voting rights and lynchings were all Democrat actions.
“Where do you stand on some form of reparations for black people? Here you see Mayor De Blasio saying the marijuana economy could be a form of reparations. Marianne Williamson says black people should get a hundred billion in slave reparations–like, where do you stand on it?” Charlamagne asked.
Well look, I think that we have got to address that again, it’s back to the inequities. There, through–look, America has a history of 200 years of slavery. We had Jim Crow. We had legal segregation in America for a very long time. The Voting Rights Act was only strong for 50 years and then they wiped it out with this United States Supreme Court in the Shelby decision, to the point that 22 states immediately thereafter put in place laws that one court found were crafted with surgical precision to have black people not be able to vote.”
So we’ve got to recognize, back to that earlier point, people aren’t starting out on the same base, in terms of their ability to succeed and so we have got to recognize that and give people a lift up. And, there are a number of ways to do it. Part of my initiative again around the ‘Lift Act’ is that same point–you lifting people up who are making less than a hundred thousand dollars a year. What I want to do about rent is the same thing. What we need to do around education and understanding disparities, what we need to do around HBCUs. But we have a history of racism in America.
Since they were all Democrat systems, shouldn’t the DNC pay the reparations and not the federal taxpayers?
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