Without a doubt race relations have kept our nation super divided over the last few years, thanks to the effort of leftists and corrupt progressive media outlets.
One would think the way back to unity would be to stress how the color of a person’s skin is arbitrary, and that we are all human beings who share the same kind of experiences regardless of being black, white, or brown.
Nope. Not according to liberals who seem to think the only way to destroy racism is through more racism.
One method for addressing the problem appeared in a new op-ed article: since white people are so privileged they should pay five percent in extra taxes.
Nothing says equality like punishing a person because of the color of their skin, eh?
The Daily Caller is reporting:
White people should pay extra taxes because they are more privileged, an op-ed at Wesplain argues.
The article, titled, “It’s Time for White People to Pay for Privilege: The Equality Tax,”argues that all minorities face economic disadvantages.
“Racist employers, a disproportionate targeting of minorities by law enforcement, racial wage gaps, poor inner city schools; these all contribute to what is an undeniable reality for minorities,” the article claims.
To fix this, white people should pay a higher tax to make up for their privilege. The writer suggests a five percent tax to start with. A single white man should pay a five percent “equality tax,” while a single white woman would only pay 4.5 percent in the “equality tax.”
Meanwhile, a married white family would pay an extra four percent in taxes and a non-straight white person would pay 3.5 percent more.
The extra money would be redistributed to minorities in a form of reparations for past and present struggles.
“That’s $1,348 for every US minority individual or roughly $3,000 per minority household on an annual basis. While $3,000 could never rectify centuries of abuse, it could at least give minorities the financial tools to compete in a white, male-dominated society,” the article states.
So white people who exist in the 21st century should be punished because of their skin color, and for the sins of their ignorant ancestors?
Yeah, that’s not gonna fly…
What’s truly mind-blowing is there are plenty of folks who would be okay with this, despite the fact that it is actually an act of racism. Clearly, the hypocrisy is lost on the left.
Liberals like to define racism as “whites hating anyone with a different shade of skin,” but that’s not at all what true racism is.
True racism is discriminating against someone simply because their skin color or culture is different from their own. This means anyone can be racist.
Racism affects all people in some way. No one gets a free pass. All races have, at some point, been persecuted for their skin color.
It’s time we acknowledge that yes, racism does exist, and yes, it’s a real problem, for EVERYONE. We should be committed to overcoming this obstacle to our unity. Doing so requires all people to begin focusing on the content of a person’s character rather than their outward appearance.
Punishing someone for their skin color is a step back, not a step forward, something that should be clear to anyone who uses the word “progress” to sum up their political philosophy.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]