The current incarnation of the Republican Party has turned overt racism into an artform.
Former Auburn University and Texas Tech football coach and current Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) recently stated that giving reparations to the descendants of slaves would be the equivalent to giving money to criminals.
Tuberville said, “I have never seen like the crime in this country. We all grew up respecting the police. Our moral values. Doing what we could do to help law enforcement in this country. The Democratic Party, they have the majority, they could stop crime today. Some people say, well, they’re soft on crime. No, they’re not soft on crime, they’re pro crime. They want crime because they want to take over what you got. They want to control what you have. They want reparations because they think the people that do the crime are owed that. Bulls***. They are not owed that.”
Actually, giving reparations to the descendants of slaves would do the opposite.
Read the full article here: https://www.regalmag.com/no-sen-tuberville-reparations-would-not-award-criminals-it-would-help-victims/