From the New York Times:
By Daniel Victor
May 26, 2018
In Portland, Ore., organizers of the “Reparations Happy Hour” invited black, brown and indigenous people to a bar and handed them $10 bills as they arrived, a small but symbolic gift mostly funded by white people who were asked not to attend.
Brown Hope, a local activist organization, wanted the event, which was held on Monday, to be a space for people of color in a mostly white city to meet one another, discuss policy issues and plan potential action.
While it was far from the full-scale reparations sought by some as penance for the horrors of slavery and continuing racial injustice, Cameron Whitten, the 27-year-old activist who organized the event, said there was one similarity: It made attendees feel as if their pain were valued and understood.
Doesn’t it work better when the reparations instead consist of the historically oppressed group being given a monopoly on the business opportunity to sell a vice to white people rather than white people subsidizing a vice for nonwhites?
Letting American Indians own casinos seems wiser than, say, white people giving Indians free firewater as reparations.
Thus, the Sailer-Nixon Slavery Reparations Plan of letting African-Americans have a monopoly on weed dealing would seem like a better concept than this Portland Plan of white people giving black people free substances to abuse.
After all, if these small businessmen get too high on their own supply to open their shops on time, well, no harm done …