BET founder said that America needs to pay up the population of black people for slavery, according to The Daily Wire.
“That’s what’s happening to the reparations—it’s been cut up into small pieces of things that look and feel like, ‘We want to end systemic racism, we want to end police brutality and shootings and to provide financing to Black small business owners,’” Johnson said.
“And then people can say, ‘Well, we really don’t need reparations because when you put all of these things together, it’s reparations.”
“It’s just not one big bill or asking this country to stand up and apologize, and you’re not asking people to pay out of their paychecks.”
“Reparations would require the entire country to … admit that the result of slavery has been 200 years of systemic racism and for that reason Black folks have been denied $13-15 trillion of wealth and therefore we as a country now must atone by paying Black people of all stripes —the rich ones, the poor ones, and the middle—out of our pocket.”
From The Daily Wire:
The new “reparations” is critical race theory education, it’s the housing grant program in Evanston, Illinois, it’s the $5 billion of targeted support and debt relief for Black farmers, and it’s the $50 billion in corporate pledges in the wake of George Floyd’s murder dedicated to combating systemic racism and inequality. (Even though just $250 million, or 0.5%, has actually materialized so far.)
Critical Race Theory is a racist and Marxist ideology that is facing major backlash across the country and a federal judge temporarily blocked the $5 billion of targeted support for black farmers as the program likely violated equal protection under the law because it discriminated on the basis of race, which is racist.
Johnson said that “reparations” must have two components: atonement and money. “With no doubt whatsoever, it was supposed to come from the government representing the people of the country,” he claimed. “It was reimbursement, or recompense if you will, for the harm.”