New York’s “reparations” practice continues to achieve steam: Now town Department of Health is getting in on the act.
A report DOH launched (with the Federal Reserve Bank), “Analyzing the Racial Wealth Gap and Implications for Health Equity”, pushes reparations to “search acknowledgment, redress, and closure for America’s complicity in federal, state, and native insurance policies . . . which have disadvantaged black Americans of equitable entry to wealth and wealth-building alternatives.”
It claims “a reparations program, comparable to federally paid money to Black descendants of enslaved individuals, would remove the Black-White wealth hole.”
City well being czar Ashwin Vasan has endorsed discussing the concept, although how it might tackle “well being inequity” (no matter that is) or remove the hole is much from clear.
The City Council additionally launched a invoice, like one which handed within the state Legislature, making a fee to look into funds.
Yet it’s apparent the DOH/Fed plan is little greater than virtue-signaling: It calls, in any case, for the federal authorities to supply the funding.
Ha! Team Biden gained’t even cough up cash for a migrant disaster in New York of its personal making.
Which means this name gained’t do a lot besides, just like the one in California, stoke racial division.
Besides, New York ought to be the final place to think about repayments: It outlawed slavery in 1827, a long time earlier than the Civil War.
Why ought to any residents at this time be answerable for sins dedicated practically 200 years in the past?
Here’s a greater concept: Maybe the Department of Health can concentrate on, say, well being — and cease with all of the social-justice cosplay.