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The above headline discusses how stupid we are in our efforts to put an end to racism in America. You will have to read the story to make your own decision regarding the racism involved.
First, why is this plan racial in any way. People that should be targeted for participation should be selected based on income and need for the service, not by skin color. There is no need to make such a plan that precludes White participation, unless you are a Racist. Or, do you mean to tell me there are no low-income White people that could qualify for participation?
The facts are simple. Our Government, Leaders of Industry, and the Rest of those supporting such programs don’t understand a damn thing about racism, except how to create it further. Is it racist to give to one person but not another based upon skin color? Would it be racist if it were a “Whites Only” plan?
“This is the first program to limit participation strictly to Black, Indigenous and people of color communities.” How is this acceptable. Do you really believe there are no poor White people that could benefit from this plan?
Their Reasoning: “White households in Oakland on average make about three times as much annually than black households, according to the Oakland Equity Index.” But what about the White households that don’t make so much money? There are at least as many poor White people as there are Black people. You don’t think so? Look around you?
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You cannot fight racism with racism. There should not be any program in the United States today based upon skin color. Every program, plan, offering, or other should be based on need not color. The guaranteed pay plan should be open for anyone that qualifies. It’s not that hard to not be racist. All you need to do is grow beyond skin color. It is not that hard to take the applicants and qualify their participation by their lowest incomes. Look Ma! No skin color involved!
But why is such an idea even allowed consideration? It’s easy! There is money to be made off racism. And I will bet you that the organizers that run this program will all have phat incomes from it. Corporate America is so eager to show their support for Black people that they will donate to anything good or bad.
Grow beyond skin color, then you can fight racism. This Guaranteed Pay Plan is nothing less than racism in progress. If you cannot come up with a program that is not racist, then just leave it alone.