The U.S. government should spend a minimum of $10 to $12 trillion on reparations to the descendants of slaves, according to two scholars recently hosted by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford University.
William “Sandy” Darity Jr., the Samuel DuBois Cook distinguished professor of public policy at Duke University, and scholar A. Kirsten Mullen, a folklorist, museum consultant and lecturer, made the comments as panelists at the “Resurrecting the Promise of Forty Acres” event.
“The federal government is the one that has the capacity to meet the bill,” Darity said, “but it also has the responsibility to meet the bill.”
Darity and Mullen are co-authors of the book “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century,” which lays out a plan for this type of restitution. Under the plan, each descendant would receive $280,000, with families receiving $850,000.
TODAY! Join us at 4 pm PT for an important discussion on #reparations for Black Americans. @SandyDarity & A. Kirsten Mullen will discuss the limitations of piecemeal attempts, how to determine the size of the fund, & how best to disburse it. OPEN TO ALL. https://t.co/v3BmdOAiI4 pic.twitter.com/zdpC8wRFz4
— Stanford Ethics (@StanfordEthics) February 25, 2021
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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