Joe Biden has selected a radical reparations advocate to be part of his Treasury Department review team.
UCLA Professor Mehrsa Baradaran, an outspoken advocate of reparations for black Americans as a way to correct “white supremacyHelp Biden’s transition to the Treasury Department.
“A reparation program can take many forms, ranging from simple cash payments or baby bonds to more complex programs such as subsidized tuition, basic income, housing vouchers or subsidized mortgage credit,” Baradaran wrote in his 2017 book. The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap.
Biden’s team has indicated that they will consider providing reparation allowances to blacks to atone for slavery.
“[Biden] believes that we should gather the data necessary to have an informed conversation about the repairs, but he did not approve a specific bill, ”said a spokesperson during the campaign.
The feeling that America owes blacks trillions in reparations stems from the New York Times’ debunked Project 1619, which falsely claims that the American Revolution was fought primarily to preserve slavery.
Several left-wing institutions and professors have offered different repair price tags, with one economist calling for $ 12 trillion ($ 800,000 per individual) to be distributed to black Americans whose ancestors have been enslaved.
A group of radical black militias demanded reparations from white drivers at gunpoint as they protested against the Confederate Memorial sculpture in Georgia on Independence Day.
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