BET Founder Calls For $14.7 Trillion In Reparations To Black Community

BET Reparations

Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), has called for $14.7 trillion in reparations to the black community.

Johnson: Reparations Are “Atonement” For Crimes Against Black Community

The BET founder initially revealed his plan on CNBC’s Squawkbox.

“Wealth transfer is what’s needed,” Roberts argued. “Think about this. Since 200-plus-years or so of slavery, labor taken with no compensation, is a wealth transfer. Denial of access to education, which is a primary driver of accumulation of income and wealth, is a wealth transfer.”

His reparations plan would work out as a one-time cash payment of around $350,767, with over 42 million black Americans eligible for the payout. The specific calculation would be based on income, education, savings and homeownership.

Johnson then defended his plan to Bret Smith on Fox News.

“As in always, the people who pay for revenue investments that this country needs are us, the taxpayers. And the taxpayers will pay for this, because for two reasons, particularly,” Roberts argued. “One, it is an atonement for 200-plus years of slavery… segregation, Jim Crowism, and a denial of equal opportunity rights. But the result of that payment would be to bring African-Americans equal to white Americans in terms of opportunity, wealth and income.”

The BET founder claimed that white America should not look at the reparations plan as a payment, but “as an investment in 40 million African-Americans, who deserve equal treatment and equal opportunity.”

Johnson added that “much of that investment… will come back to this country in the form of African-Americans taking the responsibility to build their communities, to build their families, to become successful business people and entrepreneurs, to pay taxes to contribute to the society, as they have done always, even without this form of compensation.”

A Simply Unfeasible Task!

This is simply fairytale politics. It might seem nice at face value to suddenly give a lot of people free money, but not only is it racist in itself, it’s completely unfeasible. Firstly, the descendants of poor white people, who never owned slaves or profited off of racism, will be the ones ponying up this cash. Secondly, there is only around $36.8 trillion in physical cash that exists around the world! A plan of this magnitude would somehow involve taking half of the world’s currency to implement. We must reject this fantasy, socialist politics, for real policies that help the black community.

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