Robert Johnson, the creator of BET and America’s first black millionaire, has demanded that the United States “atone” for slavery and prejudice by giving black people $14 trillion.
Vice News spoke with Johnson, who said that he has seen a new kind of repair take place.
The report said:
The new “reparations” is critical race theory education, it’s the housing grant program in Evanston, Illinois, it’s the $5 billion of targeted support and debt relief for Black farmers, and it’s the $50 billion in corporate pledges in the wake of George Floyd’s murder dedicated to combating systemic racism and inequality. (Even though just $250 million, or 0.5%, has actually materialized so far.)
Critical Race Theory is a racist and Marxist ideology that is facing major backlash across the country and a federal judge temporarily blocked the $5 billion of targeted support for black farmers as the program likely violated equal protection under the law because it discriminated on the basis of race, which is racist.
“That’s what’s happening to the reparations—it’s been cut up into small pieces of things that look and feel like, ‘We want to end systemic racism, we want to end police brutality and shootings and to provide financing to Black small business owners,’” Johnson complained to Vice News. “And then people can say, ‘Well, we really don’t need reparations because when you put all of these things together, it’s reparations. It’s just not one big bill or asking this country to stand up and apologize, and you’re not asking people to pay out of their paychecks.”