DURHAM – The Bull City is continuing their streak of Woke BS, with the passage of a resolution calling for reparations for descendants of slaves.
Durham becomes the second major city in the Old North State to join the Woke Ranks of Reparations, following a trend of a cultural deep dive into Critical Race Theory, Anti-Racism, and Racial Justice.
And just like the rest of them, these ideas are mere guises for Marxism.
“We know the descendants of slaves for over 400 years have been denied access to wealth building opportunities,” said Jessica Luginbuhl a member of Durham’s Racial Equity Task Force.
In addition, the resolution also calls for universal basic income to all citizens, a guaranteed job for all citizens, and they are also asking the minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour.
“For us to really have a healthy and successful society, everyone has to be healthy and successful and the only way that we will have that is if we start lifting up those who have been disenfranchised and their voices have not been lifted out for over 400 years,” Luginbuhl said.
[…] in Durham, City Councilman Mark-Anthony Middleton is calling for a Universal Basic Income program be created at the city level.
He is proposing the funds be made possible through a partnership between philanthropic money and city money to help provide a universal income for local disadvantaged families.
“For a period of time, it would provide them between $500 to $1,000 a month to supplement their income,” Middleton said. “It would be an experiment to see if that will make a difference in their quality of life.”
Middleton said he is still looking for financial partners who may want to participate in the income program. […]”
So, the resolution doesn’t seem to be strict reparations as much as it is direct appeals to enacting socialism. The there’s the money party; they need it from other people, of course.
Good luck with that.
Read more about Durham City Council’s social justice fantasy here.