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Biden to Pursue Reparations Without Congress, Wants Free Tuition for Students at Historically Black Colleges

“We don’t want to wait on a study. We’re going to start acting now.”

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Reparations are perhaps the most divisive policy idea in American politics. Advocates have spent years calling on lawmakers to assess how the government can provide financial compensation to the descendants of enslaved people. 

Though legislation for reparations has failed countless times since its initial introduction in 1989, Joe Biden will move forward without Congress to ensure African Americans get their sought-after cash. 

White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond said the Biden administration is moving forward, with or without Congress. 


“We don’t want to wait on a study. We’re going to start acting now,” he told Axios. 

“We have to start breaking down systemic racism and barriers that have held people of color back and specifically African Americans,” he said. “We have to do stuff now.” 

“If you start talking about free college tuition to historically black colleges and universities and you start talking about free community college in Title I and all of those things, I think that you are well on your way,” he added. 

Indeed, Joe Biden plans to pursue free college tuition for those students who attend historically black colleges, universities and community colleges as a form of slavery reparations, the Daily Caller reports. 

Biden’s administration will move forward with policies to benefit African-Americans, as Congress weighs whether to create a commission to study the merits of reparations. 

Reparation legislation was first introduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich) in 1989, but never made it to fruition. The idea of direct-payments to compensate for slavery – nearly 200 years later – is extremely controversial for several reasons: how recipients would be selected, how much money would be given, where the budget would come from and how much it would actually cost. 

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  1. Donald

    March 1, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    If you open this door then you need to open the door of free college those of Irish heritage for being slaves in the coal mines. Or those OF Chinese decent for being slaves to the railroad. And while you are at it what about those of Polish origin who worked the meat processing plants in Chicago. Many or these people died owing everything they had to the owner of the mines, the railroads and slaughter houses. And what of those of native American heritage?
    This is nothing but a BLM lazy money grab. And it is racist as well.

  2. john storm

    March 2, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Wow time we start talking about Black Privledge. Seriously free tuition at Black Universities. So Black Colleges do allow Whites in so if I go to a Black U and am White will I get free tuition? Totally ridiculous. In the mean time border is being over run with illegals.. white and black will soon be the minority so stop talking about White prevledge.

  3. Jim Morris

    March 2, 2021 at 9:50 am

    More ‘free stuff’ for the people who have been the recipients of government welfare since LBJ’s 1965 Great Society Program commenced. Now it’s starting again with ‘free college’. And soon they’ll have to lower the admission standards because the average reading comprehension level of 12th grade Blacks (assuming they even graduate from high school) is at a 7th grade level. But hey, they can play basketball and according to BLM, the education system is ‘racist’ anyway. Just remember that if you ever get referred to a Black surgeon. To whose standards were they educated?

  4. Jerry Canz

    March 2, 2021 at 10:54 am

    I am a white male but if I identify as a female I’m allowed into the females locker room, sports and showers. So, if I identify as black am I entitled to Black preparation. Herschel Walker stated preparation will cause separation. Wake up America they’re only doing it for votes

  5. Lesley Verlin

    March 2, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Who’s butt is he trying to kiss now? Does he know we are already over burden with bills and taxes and that we are not even out of covid mess. We have thousands of people pounding on our southern door so where is that money coming from to feed and doctor them. He can’t even feed our troops in DC protecting his sweet speaker ass. He best stop throwing our money around to pay for harm done 200 years ago. There is evil that lives all over and it seems today it is right in DC swamp area!

  6. Barbara

    March 2, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    Reparations were paid in full when over 800,000 white men died in the American Civil War to free the slaves.

  7. McRant

    March 2, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    I believe the last poll I saw said 88% of Americans oppose reparations. JObama, typical Den/Socialist. Wave their magic wand, and POOF, money appears for all theirvasinine programs. When and off they find out it will cost, they either print more worthless paper money or tax the working class.question: why should 60% of Americans (white) and 17% of Americans (Hispanics),4% of Asian Americans and 2% of Native Americans pay for however many college-bound 13% of black Americans?
    In a Republic, it is illegal to force citizens to buy goods or services from the government. Tuition is both a service and a good. Forcing us to pay for foreign abortions is a service. BTW, so is the Obama care penalty.
    Important to know that black ‘leaders” have decided that every one of the 42 million black Americans should get $350,000. That’s $15 trillion. It means that every white man, woman and child (all 200 mill of us) would have to pay $75,000 each. Email your reps and say: NEVER!White resentment, Barry? He** yes!

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San Francisco Forced to Close 5 More Walgreens as Shoplifting is ‘De Facto Legal’ in California

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Crime rates in densely populated liberal cities continue to rise, all while leaders grapple with how to defund the police. Viral videos show just how easily robbers can get away with nonchalantly stealing large goods from a store knowing there will be no repercussions.

Liberal leadership has created a criminal safe haven, even backing them with legislation. California made the theft of merchandise worth $950 or less a mere misdemeanor knowing law enforcement likely won’t take the time to respond to a call or investigate. Cops know it’s a waste of their ever-shrinking resources because prosecutors will let the thieves slide.

As a result, Walgreens will be forced to close five entire stores in San Francisco in the next month due to the incessant retail crime, said a company spokesperson on Tuesday. The spokesperson said retail theft in its San Francisco stores has risen to five times the chain’s average.

Walgreens has already closed roughly a dozen stores in the bay area in the past two years. San Francisco Mayor London Breed said, “what I want people who commit these crimes to understand: your mother, your grandmother, your relatives, they depend on places like Walgreens and CVS and Targets where they have pharmacies to get their medications. So when these locations close in a community, then the entire community loses.”

Breed’s words are meaningless when her laws speak volumes. The Hoover Institution writes California laws have made shoplifting “de facto legal” writing, “Google ‘shoplifting in San Francisco’ and you will find more than 100,000 hits.”

“You will find lots of YouTube videos, where you can watch a single thief, or an entire gang, walk into an SF Walgreens or CVS and empty the shelves. Most walk in, go about their pilfering, and then walk out.”

Because of the state’s $950 misdemeanor law, “California is extending an open invitation to anyone to walk in and take. Just like that – since they know that police or prosecutors won’t bother with a misdemeanor complaint and that store personnel won’t stop them.”

“It’s not just pharmacies that are being ransacked. Recently, San Francisco’s Neiman Marcus was targeted by thieves who had a hankering for designer handbags and hit the purse department hard. The video shows one after another, after another, running out, as apparently there were 10 thieves, and they stole over the $950-per-hief misdemeanor limit.”

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POLL: Huge One Year Swing of Independent Voters Saying Government ‘Doing too Much’

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What a difference a year can make. Particularly a year filled with government infringements and overreaching. In a Gallup poll released Thursday, findings show Americans have drastically shifted perspective on how much they want the government involved in their lives.

Gallup News tweeted the results along with the headline “Americans again favor a reduced government role in solving problems facing the country after supporting a more active government role last year.”

52% percent of those polled say the government is doing too much on issues that should be dealt with by businesses and individuals. Only 43% say the government needs to do more to address citizens’ problems.

The numbers have almost flopped from only one year ago when 54% said the government should be doing more, and 41% disagreed. The annual Gallup Governance survey was conducted September 1-17.

The Gallup Poll release stated “the shift toward favoring a more active government role in 2020 was seen among Democrats and independents but not Republicans — likely a response to the coronavirus pandemic and in particular to then-President Donald Trump’s approach to handling it.”

“Trump generally opposed government efforts designed to slow the spread of the virus, such as face mask requirements and business and school closures.” The poll found independent voters shifted their opinions greatly.

“The percentage of independents who said the government’s doing too many things jumped from 38% in 2020 to 57% this year. Republicans edged up from 74% to 80% and Democrats crept up from 13% to 18%.”

Gallup also highlighted the fact that 2020 was only the second time in the poll’s 29 years of asking about the role of government that at least half of Americans supported an active role for government. The first time occurred in 2001 in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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