Asheville, North Carolina voted unanimously on Tuesday, July 14th, to give out “reparations” to its Black community and apologiz for its role in the slave trade. Of course there was no mention of how the trans-Atlantic slave trade was dominated by jews, how only 1.4% of White people in America owned slaves at the height of slavery, or how White people were also enslaved.
Councilman Keith Young, one of the two Black members of the city council, explained why he thinks his people are owed lots of money.
Hundreds of years of Black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today… It is simply not enough to remove statues. Black people in this country are dealing with issues that are systemic in nature.”
Young was referring to how Asheville had recently removed the statue of Robert E. Lee, who did not own any slaves, from its downtown area.
However, Black people will not just be getting a direct check, but rather all sorts of other “investments” to make up for supposed historic injustices, apparently without any regard for whether or not the Black people benefiting from the reparations are even the descendants of slaves. I guess none of that matters when dealing with “systemic” oppression.
The reparations won’t come in the form of direct payments to Black residents, but will instead invest in areas where the community often deals with disparities… The resolution states that reparations will include things like making moves to increase minority home ownership and business ownership, closing gaps in things like access to health care and neighborhood safety initiatives.
The resolution itself reads:
The resulting budgetary and programmatic priorities may include but not be limited to increasing minority home ownership and access to other affordable housing, increasing minority business ownership and career opportunities, strategies to grow equity and generational wealth, closing the gaps in health care, education, employment and pay, neighborhood safety and fairness within criminal justice.”
All of those “reparations” have already been taking place for many decades now. They have cost the White American taxpayer a great deal and done very little to actually improve the well-being of the Black community, because such measures fail to address the root causes of Black dysfunction in America, which have very little to do with “systemic racism”. Even with loads of money poured into Black communities, we still see a plague of fatherless children, petty criminals, gang members, drug addicts, rapists, and murderers.
Also, where is this money going to come from? As Asheville does not run the Federal Reserve, they cannot simply print the funds out of thin air. Something (ie, some people) are going to have to suffer as a result of these reparations. Still, it makes Blacks and guilty Whites feel good, like they are really making a change.
Rob Thomas (not the singer from Matchbox 20) is the community liaison for the Racial Justice Coalition, which was behind the movement to get reparations. He wants to build generational wealth for Black families and thinks this is a good “gesture”.
This is a really, really good gesture as far as the foundation of what we can build. The potential of what can come out of this document is amazing.”
Just buy the Blacks a bunch of bricks and I am sure they will use them to build some great, lasting wonders.
Of course no one has been concerned with the generational poverty within many White families, and how suicides and overdoses are killing off massive numbers of White people. They apparently do not deserve and sympathy or government funds to help them improve their situation.