Reparations, properly defined as the “act of making amends, offering expiation, or giving satisfaction for a wrong or injury,” are often considered one of the most divisive ideas in American politics. Advocates have spent years upon years calling on lawmakers to assess how the government could offer financial compensation to the descendants of enslaved people.
In a recent interview, Barack Obama discussed his support for reparations and why he didn’t propose them during his presidency.
“What I saw during my presidency was that the politics of white resistance and resentment, the talk of welfare claims and the talk of the undeserving poor, and the backlash against affirmative action, all that made the prospect of actually proposing any kind of coherent, meaningful reparations program struck me as politically, not only a non-starter, but potentially counterproductive,” he said.
Leo Terrell joined Herschel Walker on Hannity Wednesday, blasting Obama for just trying to stay relevant.
“Let me just jump on this because Barack Obama, Sean and America, he’s pandering. He’s pandering to the far left because he needs to stay relevant. That’s why he’s talking reparations and affirmative action,” Terrell said.
“Let me tell you right now, in California they tried to pass affirmative action last year, I was one of the oppositions, it lost in blue state California and he’s wrong,” he added.
Terrell urged that paying people back for things that happened so long ago is unjustifiable.
“White people are not against reparation, all people are against reparation,” he said. “Herschel, black, brown, yellow, white, we don’t believe that reparations is justified for paying people for things that happened 180 years ago. This is nothing more than pandering so that Barack Obama can stay relevant to the socialists,” he added.
“It’s socialists talking points. It will never happen. America, we will never have reparations in this country. Never.”
Chicago County White Employees Mandated to Take ‘Racial Equity’ Re-Education Program
White employees of Chicago’s Cook County will now be required to take a new “racial equity” re-education curriculum mandated by Board President Toni Preckwinkle. The curriculum, obtained by Chicago City Wire, reports the White employees “will be required to acknowledge they are racist, that they behave in a biased way towards blacks and are responsible for blacks having lower average incomes than whites.”
The curriculum is part of Preckwinkle’s push towards “embedding racial equity into local government.” She announced the new policy via executive order on September 7, and it took effect beginning September 13.
Employees are required to take the “Racial Equity 101” and “Racial Equity 102” and be instructed in “racial equity basics” by so-called “expert” trainers, all funded by the taxpayers. The “policy of ‘racial equity’ calls for favoring black employees and contractors over white ones in pursuit of equality of outcome by racial group.”
Chicago City Wire reports “Module 1” assesses which employees have adequate “emotional intelligence… to be able to recognize their invisible biases in personal and professional lives towards people with protected class identities,” a workshop outline explains.
“Outcome: recognize how bias impacts (your) daily behavioral decisions.”
Additionally, the Objectives states: “build on self-awareness, reflection and identity,” the outline reads. “What is bias? What are the implications of bias? What formed your biases? Which biases are good and which are harmful?”
Preckwinkle argues that discrimination against whites is necessary to combat income differences in Cook County that have resulted from “public policies that led to patterns of exclusion” and have prevented residents from “full inclusion…in the economic, social and political life of Cook County.”
According to the policy “Racial equity is essential for national, regional and local prosperity.” Also, “Equity and inclusion is more than just the right thing to do; It is an absolute economic imperative.”
“Racial equity’ is the condition that would be achieved if race one’s racial identity no longer predicted, in a statistical sense, how one fares” the policy states.
‘Tis the Season For Social Justice Messages on NFL Helmets, End Zones and Hats
Football season is upon us, despite liberal leadership’s cancel culture in full force
Football season is upon us, despite liberal leadership’s cancel culture in full force. Stenciled in the helmets this year, players can choose from six phrases: “End Racism,” “Stop Hate,” “It Takes All of Us,” “Black Lives Matter,” “Inspire Change” and “Say their Stories.”
The end zones will read, for the second straight year, “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism.” The league is also bringing back the “Say Their Stories” initiative and begin a new one where each team will “highlight its social justice work during a regular-season home game in Weeks 17 and 18.”
“We are committed to Inspire Change and the social justice work that inspires change for the long term,” said Anna Isaacson, NFL’s senior vice president of social responsibility. All of the initiatives “will provide a unified time frame for us to further amplify all of the work that our clubs are doing and that will lead into the playoffs where Inspire Change will continue to take center stage” added Isaacson. “The key message for us as the season is starting, we are ramping up again in a big way with our social justice work.”
End zone stencils will remain in place for all home games except when another specific cause is to be recognized, such as the Salute to Service game. “Salute To Service” will replace “End Racism” in one end zone and “It Takes All of Us” will still remain in the opposite end zone,
Another addition will be a knit hat that can be worn on the sidelines of Weeks 17 and 18 by players, coaches, and other personnel “to add visibility to the cause.” The hat will also be sold at retail, and “100% of the league’s proceeds will be donated to Inspire Change grant recipients.”
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