A ridiculous list of “requests” have been made by Black Lives Matter activist, Chanelle Helm, most of which are asking for reparations from white folk in the form of their property and wages.
The sick list is not only racist, it is also the lazy demands of a petulant child who feels hard done by because she doesn't have what others have. She calls on white folk to leave their property to a brown or black family, or to downsize their property and give the money to non-white folk…and even to cut back on monthly budgets so as to give the spare cash again to non-white families.
Some major issues here:
Not a single white person alive today has ever owned a slave.
Not all white people owned slaves, in fact, the vast majority of white people alive in America's slave days didn't own or benefit from slaves.
Many Americans today did not even have families in America during the days of slavery. As the left are fond of pointing out, America is a land of immigrants…How many people actually had family in America in the old days?
What about the black slave owners? Do we need to trace each black families roots back to see if they engaged in the practice?
What about black or brown migrants who arrived after the days of slavery? Do they get reparations, too? What about the ones who arrived within the last year, last 10 years?
Some things I’m thinking about that should change (in that Southern, black grandmama voice):
1. White people, if you don’t have any descendants, will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably one that lives in generational poverty.
2. White people, if you’re inheriting property you intend to sell upon acceptance, give it to a black or brown family. You’re bound to make that money in some other white privileged way.
3. If you are a developer or realty owner of multi-family housing, build a sustainable complex in a black or brown blighted neighborhood and let black and brown people live in it for free.
4. White people, if you can afford to downsize, give up the home you own to a black or brown family. Preferably a family from generational poverty.
5. White people, if any of the people you intend to leave your property to are racists assholes, change the will, and will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably a family from generational poverty.
6. White people, re-budget your monthly so you can donate to black funds for land purchasing.
7. White people, especially white women (because this is yaw specialty — Nosey Jenny and Meddling Kathy), get a racist fired. Yaw know what the fuck they be saying. You are complicit when you ignore them. Get your boss fired cause they racist too.
8. Backing up No. 7, this should be easy but all those sheetless Klan, Nazi’s and Other lil’ dick-white men will all be returning to work. Get they ass fired. Call the police even: they look suspicious.
9. OK, backing up No. 8, if any white person at your work, or as you enter in spaces and you overhear a white person praising the actions from yesterday, first, get a pic. Get their name and more info. Hell, find out where they work — Get Them Fired. But certainly address them, and, if you need to, you got hands: use them.
10. Commit to two things: Fighting white supremacy where and how you can (this doesn’t mean taking up knitting, unless you’re making scarves for black and brown kids in need), and funding black and brown people and their work.
H/T: Leo Weekly