Reparations, Anyone?

2020 August 14
by bc3b

We all knew serious talk of reparations was coming, and if Biden is elected president and the Democrats control Congress, it’s likely to become a reality. The media has been pushing Black Lives Matters and any crime in which blacks are the victims and whites are the perps while embargoing the black man who shot a five year old boy to death at point blank range and the black man who hunted an elderly couple down with a scoped rifle while they were visiting their son’s grave site.

The talk of reparations is coming from numerous places: Robert L. Johnson, the founder of BET; academics like Duke University professor William Darity Jr  and his wife Kirsten Mullen co-authored the report for the Roosevelt Institute arguing that the U.S. government should pay ‘systemic reparations’ for slavery; and black and woke white congressional Democrats (142 House members support studying reparations).

The U.S. Civil War (War Between the States for Mullet, KnightHawk and you Texans) ended 155 years (9 generations) ago. Whenever the subject of slavery comes up, discussion the 620,000 (mostly white) men who gave their lives (at a time when the nation’s population was 32-million) and the hundreds of thousands of women who were never able to marry and have children is never mentioned (and it would likely to be considered racissst to bring it up). Any talk about taking responsibility for one’s life, as middle class blacks have done, similarly would be racissst.

The numbers being thrown around range from $12 to $14-trillion.

In his report, Darity argues that reparations should be designed to eliminate the gap in mean net worth between black and white households, arriving at a figure of about $800,000 per black household as sufficient.

The bold proposal is not without its skeptics, however, as fiscal conservatives question whether the federal government could shoulder the cost, which amounts to roughly half of annual U.S. gross domestic product.

In fiscal 2019, the government spent $4.4 trillion, amounting to 21 percent of the nation’s $21 trillion GDP, with about $1 trillion of that federal spending adding to the national debt.

‘Our national debt is already now up to around $26-27 trillion given the money we’re spending on Covid,’ Michael Tanner, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, told CNBC.

‘And we’re losing more money because we’re not picking up the revenue because economic growth is so slow right now. This hardly seems the time to burden the economy with more debt, more taxes. Essentially what you want to do is stimulate economic growth for all our benefits,’ he added of reparations proposals.

Darity, however, argues that reparations for slavery are not only feasible, but necessary.

The Samuel DuBois Cook distinguished professor of public policy at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, Darity has devoted much of his career to studying the rationale and design of reparations.

In his new report, adapted from his book From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century, he argues that only financial payments made by the government to the descendants of slaves can provide acknowledgement, redress and closure for the crime of slavery.

So, we are talking about roughly half the national debt so that every black family (including the one headed by the marketing VP and teacher living down the street from you) can receive $800,000+. Based on a total population of 328-million, that represents a contribution $36,585 – $42,682 for every man, woman and child living in the US ($146,340 – $170,728 for a family of four).

A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted on Monday and Tuesday showed clear divisions along partisan and racial lines, with only one in 10 white respondents supporting the idea and half of Black respondents endorsing it.

Republicans were heavily opposed, at nearly 80%, while about one in three Democrats supported it. The poll did not ask respondents why they answered the way they did. Other critics have said too much time has passed since slavery was outlawed, and expressed confusion about how it would work.

Hat tip: DailyMail (UK) and

Duke University professor William Darity Jr and his wife Kirsten Mullen co-authored the report arguing that the U.S. government should pay 'systemic reparations' for slavery

Duke University professor William Darity Jr has spent decades figuring ways that families who never were slaves should receive $800,000 from families that never had slaves at the expense of students whose tuition covered his salary and benefits.

81 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 August 14 7:19 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Mega stupid idea.
    Plus how about credit for Great Society?
    And penalties for crime over the years?
    And why pay to people who were born free?
    Why penalize people who weren’t even here?

    For starters

  2. 2020 August 14 7:41 pm
    The Ghost of Reason permalink

    Succession anyone….???

  3. 2020 August 14 7:50 pm

    Reparations, Anyone?

    No thanks. War.

  4. 2020 August 14 8:10 pm

    Repatriation instead.

  5. 2020 August 14 8:16 pm

    Methinks the statute of limitations have run out, although we did pay off the japs, but there were some of them still alive after the war, not so with the present mob of street simians.

  6. 2020 August 14 9:07 pm

    5 – Yup, fact this is even discussed in any serious way is an absolute fucking joke, as is so much that even gets discussed as “issues” these days.

  7. 2020 August 14 9:09 pm
    Eph permalink

    The King will vote for Bin Biden / Negroid for $75k in reparations.

  8. 2020 August 14 9:13 pm
    Eph permalink

    What are the chances that Trump pays out reperations? Vegas odds anyone??

    The King will dominate this thread !

  9. 2020 August 14 9:17 pm
    Eph permalink

    “So we are talking about roughly half the national debt”

    Does either party give a rats ass about that?

  10. 2020 August 15 3:24 am
    bc3b permalink

    Invest in drugs (and I’m not talking Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer).

  11. 2020 August 15 3:38 am
    bc3b permalink

    Things we cannot talk about (except at BJG): is inequality primarily the result of “systemic racism” or the “ghetto culture?” Blacks who have abandoned the “ghetto culture” seem to be successful.

  12. 2020 August 15 3:57 am
    bc3b permalink

    Compliant press exits Biden press event (as instructed) without asking any questions:

  13. 2020 August 15 4:23 am
    bc3b permalink

    Dems accuse Trump of sabotaging Post Office, claim seniors depend on Post Office for Social Security checks. Know any senior who receives his/her social security payment via mail in 2020?

    As I said, it took my daughter eight days to get her car registration from a dealer six miles away.

  14. 2020 August 15 4:53 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR’s buddy p Gavin Newsom – orders public schools to open online in spite of the fact that 1/3 of the districts don’t have the technology and there will be rolling power outages:

    Why aren’t other states having rolling power outages? My understanding is that it gets hot in Texas and Arizona too.

  15. 2020 August 15 5:00 am
    bc3b permalink

    Is anyone familiar with Millie Weaver?

    Is anyone awake or even alive this morning?

  16. 2020 August 15 5:14 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “What are the chances that Trump pays out reperations? Vegas odds anyone??”

    Zero. You ever seen Trump pay something for nothing? Yeah me neither.

    “So we are talking about roughly half the national debt”

    Which if it passes it will be worth nothing, literally. How far will that fat check go for the simians when a bucket of chicken is $200, a cig pack $20, etc, etc.

    I would also add…..

    Once the bill is `paid` certain laws would need to be sunset —

    * All the great society bills of the Johnson era.
    * Elimination of preferences.
    * Elimination of VAWA.
    * Elimination of the college kangaroo courts.
    * Elimination of the aparatus in the govt that adjudicates these laws.

    So until that is agreed to not a dime shall issue from the treasury.

  17. 2020 August 15 5:27 am

    8 – Well.. he is getting ready to potentially send you 3.4k 😉
    9 – Not even remotely anymore, even the lip service has stopped with the exception maybe when it comes to the xx-xxx trillion direct and 2nd order cost of Green ND insanity, which is another thing that should be laughed off entirely.

    16 – That exchange needs more way more shit added to that list.

  18. 2020 August 15 5:40 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Texas is unique in that it is the only state that has kept itself isolated from the national power grid interconnects. Irrelevant I know but I think it is part of the reliability.

    As to cost of tech for schools. Its damn dirt cheap if you do it right. Setups we use at TSTC —

    * Rasberry PI setup with monitor = $100-150. (Most of our students have better than that of course)
    * Servers, used, capable of handling a 1000 students = $2000, software free.
    * Platform, Moodle = Nearly unlimited capacity with right federated hardware.

    Most school districts could pay for it by selling off one school building or the administration building and have money left over. Most parents are spending the equivalent monies at starbucks for the cheap PC specified. Most of the schools could get grants for the servers they need.

    Point is its not the tech or money that is the issue. The bigger issue are the parents. For Online to be successful at least one parent must be engaged to function as a teaching assistant. But I wonder, based on the current malaise one parent is probably home already. And what is better than a parent being engaged in their child’s education?

    As a side note. I spent 4 years after hours tutoring my son in math. The school system was failing him and my son was part of the problem too, it bored him. Well it did till I showed him how I could swindle him and he would enjoy it. His senior year he was doing AP math. Several years later he ended up as assistant to a actuary at Fidelity. The point is parental engagement is critical to student success. Parents know what makes their kids tick, teachers seldom have the time for that level of observation.

  19. 2020 August 15 5:54 am

    What are the chances that Trump pays out reperations? ” EPH

    Slim and none, but Trump won’t always be there.

  20. 2020 August 15 5:55 am
    drdog09 permalink


    KH, don’t deny it was a short list. Just what came to mind at the moment. Hell I only touched the Fed programs. There are all the state programs that would need to be disassembled as well.

  21. 2020 August 15 6:05 am

    Knowing the simian culture as we do, whatever amount is given, the forest hares would have it all spent within 5 years more or less, and be back on square one,having fuked up suburbia etc,etc in the process.

  22. 2020 August 15 6:10 am

    I have a better idea, if they accept repatriation as a prerequisite for reparations, it might be money well spent in the long run.(In exchange for a signed document surrendering their citizenship,as the wheels touch down in whatever african shit hole of their choice.)

  23. 2020 August 15 6:23 am
    justrand permalink

    if “Reparations” go through my self-identification as “Black” will start to pay some dividends!!

    And if they question me regarding that I’ll let them know I am a Female, Islamic, Disabled Transgendered Rosicrucian!!!


  24. 2020 August 15 6:26 am

    justrand 23

    Don’t know about that, are you willing to go through female genital circumcision?? Male cir. don’t count.

  25. 2020 August 15 6:42 am
    JBoz permalink

    I did 23& Me DNA analysis a few years ago. Showed I was 3/1000 sub-sarahan African. In other words, I am 4x more black than Liz Warren is native American. I spoke with others who had their DNA tested, and having a tiny sliver of black DNA is fairly common.

    But I just looked this morning, and weirdly 23&Me now shows that same .3% as “Unassigned”. My guess is they are in cahoots with the BLM folks and Marxists, and are preparing for reparations by stripping out the ability for a big chunk of the white population to make a claim based on this proof.

  26. 2020 August 15 6:47 am
    bc3b permalink

    Schools in my daughter’s district opens online September 1 and plans to open the physical schools October 1. Unlike her father, she is quite computer savvy and is the representative from her school responsible for working with the district’s technical staff.

    She already has her personal website developed with an introductory message, contact information, template for each day’s lessons, supplies (for when they come to physical school) and recommended books.

    In her intro, she alerted the parents that she is a huge Chicago Cubs fan. Her classroom motif is present-day Wrigley Field with posters, Cubs throw pillows and other memorabilia … even ivy. She even has an app that lets her know whenever the Cubs score.

  27. 2020 August 15 6:59 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #23 and JBoz 25-

    Good point. According to the left, we are not what we actually are, but what we identify as. If a 17 year old boy can play on a girls high school basketball team and shower and change with the girls, you should be entitled to $800k for identifying as black.

  28. 2020 August 15 7:03 am
    JBoz permalink

    BC3B #26

    “she is a huge Chicago Cubs fan.”

    I’m glad you raised her right!

  29. 2020 August 15 7:10 am
    bc3b permalink

  30. 2020 August 15 7:14 am
    bc3b permalink

    JBOZ –

    About five years ago, Bridget drove to Chicago to attend a Tigers-Cubs game at Wrigley Field with some Chicago cousins on a beautiful July day. She fell in love with Wrigley Field and has been a huge Cubs fan ever since. She dated a baseball player in high school. Her relationship with baseball lasted; her relationship with Jeff didn’t.

  31. 2020 August 15 7:31 am
    JBoz permalink

    30 – my loyalty to the Cubs also started with a love-at-first-sight Wrigley visit. I was 17 and living in Indianapolis. It was the mid 1970’s and the Reds were the super hot team. Since Indy only has AAA ball, everyone picked a nearby team to root for. There were Cards fans, Cubs fans, and strangely I can’t recall anyone rooting for the White Sox. But at that time by far the vast majority of Hoosiers were fans of The Big Red Machine (Bench, Rose, Morgan, Concepcion) which was understandable because they truly were a world class team. Went to a few Reds home games which was in one of those generic concrete and plastic doughnut stadiums. I didn’t know anything else, but when I first set foot in Wrigley, my mind was blown and I was smitten for life. I couldn’t even tell you who they played that day, or who was on that team. It was all about the Wrigley experience. Helped by the fact that at 17 (and looked 15) I was able to buy ice cold Old Style from the beer vendors in the stands without even being questioned. I remember it cost less than a dollar, 75 cents if memory serves me correctly. I would pass a dollar bill down the row and yell “keep the change”, and felt like a big shot doing that.

  32. 2020 August 15 8:39 am

    jboz 25

    As W C Fields once quipped~~”there must be nubian in the fuel supply somewhere”.

  33. 2020 August 15 8:48 am
    justrand permalink

    IP, in Kalifornia they’re not allowed to ask!! I get to be whatever I want, and it can change day-to-day! 🙂

    Actually, that shit only works here if you hang out with the “correct” ideological crowd/mob

  34. 2020 August 15 8:55 am

  35. 2020 August 15 8:57 am
    JBoz permalink

    I have to say, I do feel bad for the Duke economist, Dr. William Darity. This poor man has obviously led a very oppressed life, and is clearly the victim of systemic racism.

    Here are a few of the struggles this poor soul has faced throughout his life:

    Was the son of a University of North Carolina Trustee.
    Grew up in the affluent town of Amherst, MA.
    Received a BA from an Ivy League school (Brown University).
    Studied at the London School of Economics (full ride).
    Received a doctorate from MIT.
    Serves as a Director on several boards.
    Full professorship at Duke University.

    How can you not feel sorry for this poor black victim of systemic white racist oppression?

  36. 2020 August 15 9:03 am

    post 35~~~~Must have been a honky in the fuel supply somewhere.

  37. 2020 August 15 9:11 am
    bc3b permalink

    JBOZ –

    In 1975, the MLB minimum was $16,000 and the average salary was $44,676.

    Last year, full season, the minimum was $525,000 and the MLB average was $4,489,000.

    That explains why an Old Style is $10-$12 at Wrigley today. Your ticket, beer and a hot dog that day likely cost less than a beer at most MLB parks today.

  38. 2020 August 15 10:00 am
    fight on permalink

    BC #37

    That is why I have always said the greatest job in the world is to be a bullpen catcher,

  39. 2020 August 15 10:00 am
    Eph permalink

  40. 2020 August 15 11:17 am
    drdog09 permalink

    JBoz, stand tall my friend. Just say that tiny sliver is from the Pharaohs. Hence you are of ancient royalty. 🙂

  41. 2020 August 15 12:27 pm
    JBoz permalink

    DrDog #40…I just tell them that in my case all of the black DNA is highly concentrated in a very specific area of my anatomy. 🙂

  42. 2020 August 15 12:50 pm

    Your brain ~~~~~???

  43. 2020 August 15 1:34 pm

    Sitting by the window of her convent, Sister Barbara opened a letter from home one evening.

    Inside the letter was a $100 bill her parents had sent. Sister Barbara smiled at the gesture.

    As she read the letter by the window, she noticed a shabbily dressed stranger leaning against the lamp post below.

    Quickly, she wrote, “Don’t despair. – Sister Barbara,” on a piece of paper, wrapped the $100 bill in it, got the man’s
    attention and tossed it out the window to him.

    The stranger picked it up, and with a puzzled expression and a tip of his hat, went off down the street.

    next day, Sister Barbara was told that a man was at her door, insisting
    on seeing her. She went down, and found the stranger waiting.

    Without a word, he handed her a huge wad of $100 bills.

    “What’s this?” she asked.

    “That’s the $8,000 you have coming Sister,” he replied. “Don’t Despair paid 80-to-1.”

  44. 2020 August 15 1:34 pm
    JBoz permalink

    42 – a bit further south

  45. 2020 August 15 1:48 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #39 – I think people are becoming tired of professional sports for numerous reasons: 1. The cost of attending games – it costs Charley Lunchbucket a full day’s pay to take his family of four to an MLB game in most cities – even more to go to NFL, NHL or NBA; 2. Oversaturation – ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox Sports 1, CBS Sports, NBC Sports in addition to the “Alphabet Networks”; 3. Players offering their opinions on matters outside their sports – politics, BLM, etc. 4) Exorbitant player salaries – Miguel Cabrera makes slightly more than $60k per plate appearance and he is currently hitting .180.

  46. 2020 August 15 1:50 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JBoz #44 – Must be your butt. Many black people have big butts (e.g, Mooch).

  47. 2020 August 15 1:56 pm

    JBOZ~~~~It ain’t the size of the army, but the ferocity of the attack.

  48. 2020 August 15 2:03 pm
    JBoz permalink

    BC #45, 1, 2 & 4 have been going that way for decades without seeing much impact. But #3 is very recent, along with the blatant anti-American actions being tolerated and even encouraged. The plummeting ratings are directly correlated to the kneeling BS. What’s beyond shocking is how the professional sports brass is doubling down on a clearly bad hand. Stupid is as stupid does.

  49. 2020 August 15 2:54 pm
    mpt permalink

    Listening to the Presidents press conference this afternoon.

    It basically boils down to the press asking the President over and over again, “Why don’t you support the Democrats plan to massively cheat by allowing universal mail-in voting?”

  50. 2020 August 15 4:31 pm
    JBoz permalink

    49 – as I was watching, I couldn’t help but wonder how Biden would perform in a similar unscripted presser. Getting badgered relentlessly by hostile reporters intent on the perfect gotcha question. Yeah, Joe Biden needs to do a press conference in front of real reporters like John Solomon, Sarah Carter and Katherine Herridge.

  51. 2020 August 15 5:20 pm
    bc3b permalink

    JBoz #50 –

    Even the lapdog media is questioning why Biden and Harris didn’t take any questions yesterday:

    Just not very loudly.

  52. 2020 August 15 5:21 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Hostess has Dems covered

  53. 2020 August 15 5:31 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  54. 2020 August 15 9:14 pm

    50 – That will never be allowed, not during the campaign and not during holding any office, such never even happened as vp, always shielded, and even then he would fk up, but of course they covered for him cause would reflect badly on Hussein.

  55. 2020 August 15 9:59 pm

  56. 2020 August 15 10:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Should that be —


    Just asking….

  57. 2020 August 16 8:10 am
    drdog09 permalink

    A special for IP,

  58. 2020 August 16 8:22 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Closer still to the automat —

    Put it on wheels, give it an AI face and red jacket and you have the bar scene from ‘Passengers’.

  59. 2020 August 16 8:44 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Eyeore on suicide watch??

    When a ‘known name dynastically’, in a highly liberal vibrant blue state, can’t beat the incumbent in a primary that is telling. Especially when you see this trend in several swing States the likelihood of a Blue Wave is a long way off.

  60. 2020 August 16 9:06 am
    bc3b permalink

    Chicago is as corrupt as ever. The only difference is the chief crook went from a straight white male to a black lesbian Beetlejuice:

    In the old days, before it went woke, the Chicago Tribune would be doing investigative reporting like this.

  61. 2020 August 16 9:09 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal & drdog09 –

    Should that be

    * Placeholder

    * Harris ?

    Just asking.

  62. 2020 August 16 9:24 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    63, sounds accurate to me!
    Which team picks the Kamala VP?

  63. 2020 August 16 9:24 am

  64. 2020 August 16 9:28 am

    This big

  65. 2020 August 16 9:48 am
    Eph permalink

    65 damn thats awesome

    Did the Portland Mayor see that video?? LololoL

  66. 2020 August 16 10:31 am
    Eph permalink

    Ok , the guy is halarious

    And 100% right

  67. 2020 August 16 10:37 am
    bc3b permalink

    #65 –

    I’ve watched it five times and keep enjoying it more.

    Five years ago, who would have thought that militant Muslims would not have been the country’s biggest threat. Long-term it may be but short-term Antffa and its followers are.

  68. 2020 August 16 12:09 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Not that I want to give Lightfoot cover, but you know in the early going the mind set was that CoVid could be worse that the bubonic plaque. But it would seem to me that you did not have to build something new. Convert a school that is not being used or similar.

  69. 2020 August 16 12:15 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Should not be a surprise. That is what Trump has done he entire career. “Do it, or I get someone who can.”

  70. 2020 August 16 12:19 pm
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #70 –

    Just as they used closed hospitals in the suburbs, you would think there has to be a closed hospital in the city that could have been used.

    But, the jist of the article was that the contractor that got the job was not the low bidder and was ranked #4 by the Army Carps of Engineers.

  71. 2020 August 16 12:22 pm

    The larger threat is the media and their willing cohorts in academia.Useful idiots like antifa/BLM are just cannon fodder that can be brought to heel in a millisecond when the balloon goes up for real.
    These smelly, pimple faced peckerwoods are nothing but dog pecker gnats to be swatted aside when the shit hits the fan.Many targets of opportunity when or if they leave the safety of the cities that protect them. Bubba won’t stand for this crap when or if it hits their neighborhoods.

    The real threat are the turd world breeders just biding their time breeding until we are outnumbered, and then they will just take over at the ballot box. That is why WAF.

  72. 2020 August 16 1:27 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Something that bears watching: Millie Weaver arrest:

  73. 2020 August 16 9:00 pm

    60 – That’s the exact movie that came to my mind too lol.
    74 – Indeed.

  74. 2020 August 16 9:08 pm

    Eyeore on suicide watch??

    When a ‘known name dynastically’, in a highly liberal vibrant blue state, can’t beat the incumbent in a primary that is telling. Especially when you see this trend in several swing States the likelihood of a Blue Wave is a long way off.

    Huh, it’s one radical potentially replaced with another well known one, and that has indeed happened quite a bit in recent cycles, it’s not exactly good for what little remains of the republic (d moving even further off the scale leftward), nor can I figure out why that would put Eyeore on suicide watch, feels like I am missing something?

  75. 2020 August 16 9:42 pm
    Eph permalink


    Me thinks DR was referring to this….

  76. 2020 August 17 4:52 am
    drdog09 permalink


    KH, my thought process is thus,

    radical nonames beat Dim party stalwarts –>
    more left of center Dims leave party –>
    cities continue to empty for various reasons –>
    lacking the urban base Dim party starts to lose cohesion –>
    Elections more and more swing Red –>
    Leftists get desperate and attempt more dreadful AntiFa shit, continues for at least 5 election cycles –>
    DimSoc party collapses, followed by Dim party itself, AntiFa defeated for lack of members/purpose/rejection.

    Oh an Eph not what I had in mind but nice. Sadly not my type.

  77. 2020 August 17 5:14 am
    mpt permalink

    Eye candy

    65, made my night. The comments below it are amusing as well.

  78. 2020 August 17 5:32 am
    drdog09 permalink

    I have mentioned this in different ways, but it is the dark side of being European from which we mostly descend. When all else fails continents burn. All one has to do to confirm this is to look at Curtis LeMay’s bombing of Japan. It was done with the efficiency of a factory cranking out widgets with quality control looking at the results —

    “Middle class America is no less violent than any other people. They seem passive because they’re results oriented. They rise not out of blood frenzy but to solve the otherwise insoluble. Their methods of choice are good will, cooperation, forbearance, negotiation and finally, appeasement, roughly in that order. Only when these fail to end the abuse do they revert to blowback. And they do so irretrievably. Once the course is set and the outcome defined, doubt is put aside. The middle class is known, condemned actually, for carrying out violence with the efficiency of an industrial project where bloody destruction at any scale is not only in play, it’s a metric. Remorse is left for the next generation, they’ll have the leisure for it. We’d like to believe this is merely dark speculation. History says it isn’t.” – Ol’Remus

  79. 2020 August 17 5:39 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Look out Chicago, NYC is vying for the top spot — — BC we might need two betting pools this coming weekend.

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