We Are Not Victims, Liberals: Insulting Slavery Reparations

Black American gaslight racing is starting to look like an Olympic sport.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors “expressed enthusiastic support” after hearing 111 recommendations from the African-American Reparations Advisory Committee.

The proposal includes giving each eligible black resident $5 million and eliminating their personal debt and tax burden.

Let’s be clear on one thing: even in a liberal security space like San Francisco, this absurd proposal will never materialize.

Who will pay it?

It is wildly unrealistic to think that non-black families in San Francisco can bear the burden of around $600,000 each to support the $5 million proposal alone.

This campaign for reparations is led by left-wing crooks looking to sell their latest lucrative book on oppression and progressives who are waiting for a gold medal for their virtue.

Other noteworthy recommendations include a guaranteed annual income of $97,000 for 250 years for each of San Francisco’s 50,000 black residents and a home “for just $1 per family.”

Homeless tents near Embarcadero Street
The proposal includes giving each eligible black resident $5 million and eliminating their personal debt.
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Every American — especially Bay Area residents — should be repelled by this latest recommendation.

California has more than 10,000 homeless veterans.

You’d be hard-pressed to walk around San Francisco’s financial district without encountering several homeless veterans sleeping rough.

Slavery ended in 1865 – and was never legal in California! — yet we overlook the needs of veterans in 2023 in favor of “social justice.”

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No sane individual has minimized the horrific nature of slavery, but it is a slippery slope to attempt to compensate citizens for every injustice in our nation’s history.

Black Americans in 2023 have never been slaves and White Americans in 2023 have never been slave owners.

Distributing reparations to descendants of slaves can lead to various other communities that have complex and dark histories demanding that people who never caused harm be made to foot the bill.

Supervisor Shamann Walton, middle left, speaks at a special reparations board hearing
Current eligibility criteria for reparations, applicants must be at least 18 years old and have identified as black or African American on public records for at least 10 years.

The currently suggested eligibility requirements for reparations require applicants to be at least 18 years old and have identified as black or African American on public documents for at least 10 years.

The city-appointed reparations task force is still debating residency requirements.

There are glaring flaws in these criteria – like what does it mean for biracial people?

Will a mixed-race person be required to fund and receive reparations?

What is the African ancestry required to qualify?

Will we see the return of the one-drop rule?

Additionally, this news may leave African immigrants and their descendants in ecstasy, as there is no clearly defined way to prove that a black American is descended from slaves rather than blacks living in free states north to east. era of slavery or voluntary immigration to the United States.

Reparations are meant to “right the wrongs” of systemic racism.

We often hear the left preach fairness rather than equality.

People listen to speakers during a special reparations oversight board hearing
The city-appointed reparations task force is still debating residency requirements for the planned proposal.

The common sense translation of this phrase is to lower the bar for black Americans and shower us with privilege – while selling us our own oppression.

In 2023, we’re supposed to believe that our country is still systemically racist, as if affirmative action, college and professional diversity quotas, a twice-elected black president, a black vice-president, and a dozen black/biracial billionaires don’t weren’t enough to demystify the story.

The cry of systemic racism has run out, and the victim cards expired about 60 years ago.

Nevertheless, the left continues to manipulate black Americans into keeping us dependent on a handout system.

It began with welfare, and the left today continues the work of its predecessors with the empty promise of reparations proposals.

Free of any liability

The helpless victim narrative clouding the judgment and perception of reality for many Black Americans has hindered our growth as a collective.

Instead of focusing on relevant issues – such as fatherlessness, crime, illiteracy and staggering abortion rates – we are told that these issues are somehow the result of slavery and Jim Crow and therefore not our fault and can only be cured by someone else. bail us out.

I pray for the day when more black Americans will recognize how we are gaslighted for political purposes.

Until then, one thing is certain – these repair recommendations are a tragicomic portrayal of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ lack of seriousness about fixing their drug-ravaged city.

PragerU team member Xaviaer DuRousseau is a former BLM activist who uses his platform to educate viewers about conservative values, politics and cultural issues.

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