“Racial reconciliation is impossible without some kind of broad-based, systemic reparations,” writes Theodore R. Johnson, a former White House fellow and current Ph.D candidate in law and policy at Northeastern University. “But if a pecuniary answer can’t fix the structural disadvantage — and it can’t — what can?”So only racism will fix racism? Sounds like he's been studying the Federal Reserve, where they believe the cure to being in too much debt is to borrow more.
The answer, Johnson argues, is simple: weighted voting, where black votes count for more than white ones. Specifically, Johnson suggests giving each black person five-thirds of a vote, to reverse the old three-fifths compromise written into the U.S. Constitution.
Johnson justifies his argument by saying it’s the only way to solve the “structural disadvantages” faced by blacks.
I don't know about you, but my family is recent to this country, arriving in the early 1900s. I'm only second generation American on both mom's and dad's sides of my family. Nobody in my ancestry was in this country was here during the years slavery was legal. But I'd bet just about anything that if you went far enough back, someone in my family was a slave. Slavery was the norm in the world until the US ended it, and it's still common in much of the Islamic world today.
So the country that not only ended slavery in its society, but almost tore itself apart in doing so, and is now almost tearing itself apart in the name of ending any hint of any "ism", this country must pay. And cure racism by using more racism.
I call bullshit.