The new litmus test for Democrat presidential candidates is giving reparations to black people for slavery.
Now the former make believe Native American Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to give reparations to real Native Americans because, why not it is your money not hers, Fox News reported.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren highlighted her new universal child care plan and explained her support for reparations for black Americans affected by slavery as she campaigned Friday night in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.
Taking questions from reporters after headlining the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club fundraising gala, Warren pointed to the country’s “ugly history of racism” as she explained her support for the proposal.
“We need to confront it head-on and we need to talk about the right away to address it and make change,” she told reporters.
Warren was asked if she would include Native Americans in her giveaway grab bag of your tax dollars.
“I think it’s a part of the conversation. It’s an important part of the conversation,” she said.
It started for Warren weeks ago when she was doing anything to stay relevant in the race.
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Grasping at straws, Warren broached the topic of reparations, likely as a way to court black voters who are needed to win the primary.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is one of the last politicians in the country with any standing to opine on what other Americans owe any race, but that hasn’t stopped her from taking every opportunity she sees to prove she’s as woke as anyone else in the burgeoning Democrat primary field.
One week after her 2020 competitor Sen. Kamala Harris endorsed reparations for slavery, Harris told the New York Times that she too believes some living Americans should have to pay other living Americans for horrible things dead Americans did to other dead Americans over a century and a half ago:
“We have to be honest that people in this country do not start from the same place or have access to the same opportunities,” she said. “I’m serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments in black communities.”
Ms. Warren also said she supported reparations for black Americans impacted by slavery — a policy that experts say could cost several trillion dollars, and one that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and many top Democrats have not supported.
The Warren campaign declined to give further details on that backing, but it came amid her calls for the federal government to provide special home-buying assistance to residents of communities that were adversely affected by “redlining,” the discriminatory practice of denying mortgages, usually in poor and nonwhite areas.
First, it’s hilarious to see this coming from Warren of all people, whom one could argue has harmed living racial minorities by falsely claiming Cherokee ancestry, thereby reaping benefits and other advantages that would have otherwise gone to actual Native Americans.
Second, slave reparations are clearly unjust. People are responsible for what they do to others, not what their ancestors did to past generations (assuming a reparations scheme even bothers to target confirmed descendants of slaveowners and not simply anyone who’s white). Collective guilt is a poisonous fiction that does nothing but breed resentment, division, and obsession with the past.
Third, as monstrously evil as slavery was, in some ways the trade that brought so many blacks to America planted the seeds for its own reparation. In 1995, Dinesh D’Souza quoted two champions of equality powerfully on this point:
Black feminist author Zora Neale Hurston: “my ancestors who lived and died in it are dead. The white men who profited by their labor and lives are dead also. I have no personal memory of those times, and no responsibility for them. Neither has the grandson of the man who held my folks. . . . I have no intention of wasting my time beating on old graves. . . . I do not belong to the sobbing school of Negroes who hold that nature somehow has given them a low-down dirty deal and whose feelings are all hurt about it. . . . Slavery is the price I paid for civilization, and that is worth all that I have paid through my ancestors for it.”
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