Skip to comments.Massachusetts town creates fund to pay reparations to black residents
Posted on 06/25/2021 10:46:55 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
A liberal Massachusetts town has created a fund that will be used to pay reparations to eligible black residents to “repair past harms” it committed against them or their ancestors.
The Amherst Town Council voted 12-1 earlier this week in favor of establishing the fund, council clerk Athena O’Keeffe confirmed.
No money is in the fund yet, but town finance officials have proposed a plan to put $210,000 in the account later this year, the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported.
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Abolitionist descendants should bill for their ancestor’s time and expenses.
Massachusetts was a firebrand for war against the Southern States.
Evanston Illinois is also planning to set up a reparations fund. I guess this idea is spreading.
I predict that whatever these towns do, certain activists will say that they haven’t done enough. The money will be said to be inadequate.
How is this even legal?
So just make a bank account that anyone can deposit into to pay these reparations ... that will be a good gauge of real interest.
Have them prove their lineage, not just because they’re black. Then too, have the mussie countries and the UK pay. They’re the ones who kidnapped them and sold them into slavery.
Reparations will come out to about 100 bucks a person. If that’s what it takes, just let Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos pay for it. That’s pocket change to them.
Kind of like a class action lawsuit. Everyone will get $20.
This is great. All these blue cities squandering their money on slave pay. Entrepreneurs and drug dealers will end up with all of it.
The woke are going to regret their public stances when they start getting knocks on the door “let us in, share your home with us, we saw your Twitter posts you support us”
> How is this even legal? <
The article won’t load for me (for some reason my computer hates the NY Post). But I will take a guess anyway.
Other communities are thinking about this “reparation” thing as well. But they are not framing it as a racial thing. They are framing it as a location thing. And they just happen to pick locations that are heavily black.
So it’s not “all black residents will get $5000.” Instead it’s “all residents in District 8 will get $5000.”
See? All nice and legal.
Better to teach folks "how" to fish.
Pay them off, and they will be back for more.
As Kipling said...
And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.
Many have been receiving more than $100 per week for 50 years; this will be a permanent and growing entitlement if not stopped ASAP.
Any non-black remaining in that town a year from now is insane.
Oddly enough, there really aren’t that many blacks in Amherst.
$210,000 in the account later this year...LOL!!
$210,000? That will get sucked up by the administrators the first week (which is what the money is really for).
Where will the money come from for the flood of all the rest of the victims of slavery moving there?
They better start thinking about building more low-income housing for the flood of the new residents with their hands out.
“They better start thinking about building more low-income housing for the flood of the new residents with their hands out.”
Never happen. Amherst is a hard NIMBY town. They had a crisis of conscience about lower-income housing a few years ago. They wanted to add more regular apartments but had some kind of state requirement to add more low-income as well, and couldn’t agree on where to put either one.
It would, however, be pure poetic justice for the town to actually have to finally live up to its nonsensical SJW utopianism.
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