OMG the first response that's not a triggered racist. Okay I'll try to make this good.>Okay anon, let's say you can actually justify free shit for only certain people based on identity politics instead of things like class or socioeconomic conditions, and somehow you can actually construct a broad political coalition to win it.
You are behind the times, did you not read the OP. A major metro just announced DETAILED plans distribute reparations. Yeah, it may still fall flat on it's face, but the fact that it even got this far is a major coup.
I'm under no illusion that this is being done out of altruism.
What's happening is that capitalism is dismantling the settler colonist class (aka white people). It's not needed anymore, not in the information age.
All the world's greatest wealth is generated from knowledge work, not extracting raw goods from colonies.
Having a settler class is just an extraneous expense now. It's really stupid for a capitalist to pay six figures to a software dev, doctor, lawyer, etc who's labor is only scarce because blacks and other minorities do not have access to the type of education needed to fill these jobs.
Fucking IBM was complaining about the fact that white middle class workers weren't hiring blacks, and therefore keeping wages for themselves inflated, as far back as the 1950's.
White workers for some reason think what they're doing isn't obvious but it is.
And white workers think that it isn't obvious that blacks are being kept as a under caste by not allowing them to build any equity. That's why their enslavement have just gone from one permutation to another, from chattel slaver, to prisoner leasing, to Jim Crow, back to prisoners for drug offenses. Because blacks cannot defend themselves because they have no money. And it's easy to keep them that way.
The only way to actually break the cycle is to bring blacks to parity to white in terms of equity. Then they can defend themselves against any attempts to bring them back into the underclass.
You can't say, start treating West Virginians like black in LA because middle class whites have solidarity with them and will see their own interests threatened absorb genuine risk to defend other whites. Capitalist know this, this is why there's never been any genuine attempt to make enslavement more equal in the current year so to speak.
This move by San Francisco shows a real commitment to finally disposing of the settler colonist class once and for all. White people intuitively know this, this is why you see so much seething in this thread.
This is none the less progressive and will actually make white workers more revolutionary once they realize they are not guaranteed a place in master's house as a house negro.>How will you determine who deserves the free shit?
Multiple ways, I really don't want to quibble about specifics because it's not important. It should be done, that's what I support.>Should everyone with a single drop of melanin in their ancestry get the free shit? What if they descend mostly from slave owners but also have some Sally Hemings in their lineage?
Again, these types of specifics are unimportant in the grand scheme of things. Maybe you're right, maybe say wealthy blacks shouldn't get anything. Regardless you have millions of blacks trapped in a cycle of poverty that is a direct result of chattel slavery which the US has declared beyond abhorrent.