Economy & Business, Politics

Black Billionaire: “America Must Atone With Reparations”

Robert Johnson, the founder of BET and America’s first black billionaire, is demanding that American “atone” for slavery and racism by paying black people $14 trillion.

‘We want to end systemic racism, we want to end police brutality and shootings and to provide financing to Black small business owners,’” Johnson complained to Vice News. “And then people can say, ‘Well, we really don’t need reparations because when you put all of these things together, it’s reparations. It’s just not one big bill or asking this country to stand up and apologize, and you’re not asking people to pay out of their paychecks.”

Johnson said that “reparations” must have two components: atonement and money. “With no doubt whatsoever, it was supposed to come from the government representing the people of the country,” he claimed. “It was reimbursement, or recompense if you will, for the harm.”

Johnson added, “Reparations would require the entire country to … admit that the result of slavery has been 200 years of systemic racism and for that reason Black folks have been denied $13-15 trillion of wealth and therefore we as a country now must atone by paying Black people of all stripes —the rich ones, the poor ones, and the middle—out of our pocket.” Read more…

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