If the Republican Party had intelligent leadership instead of being hopelessly cucked on race, it would be trying to exploit the reparations issue in the run up to the 2022 midterms.
“Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television and America’s first Black billionaire, wants a check. He wants it from the government. And he wants it to come with an apology for slavery, Jim Crow, and hundreds of years of racism.
The 75-year-old media magnate owns several homes, heads an asset management firm, and was the first Black person to own a majority stake in an NBA team. He doubts that check will ever come, but he sees a new kind of reparations—being called by a different name so as not be “divisive” or “controversial”—happening already.
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.)
“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 tells VICE News. …”
5% of Republican voters support reparations.
25% of the total electorate supports reparations.
49% of Democrats support reparations for slavery.
Reparations splits Democrats down the middle. Everyone else is against the idea except for maybe Kevin McCarthy who tends to move on issues like Juneteenth which are toxic to his own base.
It seems like this could be a potent wedge issue, right?
The truth is that the vast majority of the country is deeply uncomfortable with coddling and worshipping blacks. Most people are tired of this country revolving around blacks. This is especially true of White Independents, but also of more recent immigrants who find it cringe and bizarre.
The only two issues which are currently bigger losers than reparations for slavery for Democrats are open borders and “Defund the Police.” Toppling Confederate monuments, “Abolish ICE” and socialism round out the list as the most toxic issues with Independent voters and the wider electorate.