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- Jun 9, 2011
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- Hillbilly Hollywood, Tenn
Maybe that's an avenue for a reparations proposal.. Just cut to the property ownership gap... I'd be somewhat cool with that if there was some ability to GROW their own earnings over time..One potential avenue for reparations could be in increasing home ownership, but not through outrageous mortgages. Gentrification drives many low income families out...they can’t afford to buy, and rents go up or become non rentals. Seems there ought to be a way for black families to buy into this.
Cost of living in Big Blue cities is outrageously high.. Not EVERYBODY is gonna be able to live in Manhattan or Chicago.. But it could be structured as a "bundle" for college/tech school/Comm College/apprentice students that are school subsidized and then offered no interest loans/mortgage subsidies based on their EXPECTED income from the career they chose.. Which phases out as their income reaches the expected levels.
Really wouldn't help those kids who drop out of HS six months before graduation or the older generations tho that are bound to live in high cost areas unless they move...
Which is why I think reparations OUGHT to be tied to staying in HS or having a GED at least. Or having the parents responsible for KEEPING THEM in until at least HS graduation.. Sounds evil. But nothing is gonna get fixed if kids bail HS into "Living Wage" jobs or welfare.
Would not bother me if the result was HIGHER home ownership for blacks than whites and a guarantee of a minimum of HS education.. I mean IMPROVED HS education.. Not the "lower expectation" kind..
We first have to zap the concept that "standardized testing" is racist.. It's NOT if K-12 educations were IDENTICAL across race and economic barriers...