Oakland, CA, implement racist income program

Breitbart reports that Oakland, California, this week, started a guaranteed income program aimed at, among other things, eliminating “racial disparities.”

As we will see, what the program actually does is fight racism with racism.

The program

The guaranteed income program is being called the “Oakland resilient Families Program.”

In order to qualify for the program, an Oakland resident must have at least one child under the age of 18, and the income of that family must be either equal to or less than the median income for the area, which is about $59,000 for a family of three. It is being reported, though, that at least half of those selected will have a family income of $30,000 or less, again for a family of three.

If selected, then the family will get a guaranteed income of $500 a month for at least eighteen months, adding up to $9,000. That money will not be taxed, and recipients will be able to use it however they want.

The funds, according to reports, come from private donations, not taxes. So far, the program is said to have raised almost $7 million.

Who will be chosen?

It is being reported that 600 families will be chosen at random.

But, a document released by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf states:

Who is this for? Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) (i.e. groups with the greatest wealth disparities per the Oakland Equity Index) with low incomes and at least 1 child under 18, regardless of documentation status. The term “family” is defined broadly to recognize that families come in all shapes and sizes.

In other words, white people in poverty appear to be left out.

Schaaf further stated, in a statement released about the program, that “the poverty we all witness today is not a personal failure, it is a systems failure. Guaranteed income is one of the most promising tools for systems change, racial equity, and economic mobility we’ve seen in decades.”

She added, “I’m proud to work with such committed local partners to build a new system that can help undo centuries of economic and racial injustice, and point us all toward a more just society.”

This, of course, begs the questions: is it right to try to “undo” economic and racial injustice by way of economic and racial injustice? And, can our society become more just by way of injustice?

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  1. So any White American, Asian American, Indian American or Hispanic Americans are being EXCLUDED, even if they meet the requirements of what the legislation states. This sure is bringing UNITY to the population.

    1. They said “people of color” and don’t forget “you don’t have to be a legal citizen” to qualify. Looks like a lot of money will be spent on more drugs to me!

  2. It with help undo CENTURY’S of racial injustice but will exclude poor white family’s. How racially unjust is this bill in California? Be sure and bring more division among the races..my God!!!!!!!

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  4. So, does any rational person believe this program will remain funded by contributions? Of course not. Then from where? . . .it’s no more than an income redistribution scheme . . .

  5. The term “family” is defined broadly to recognize that families come in all shapes and sizes today is not a personal failure, it is a systems failure. Schaaf further stated, in a statement released about the program, that “the poverty we all witness today is not a personal failure, it is a systems failure.

    Apparently the term ” family ” is defined for all shapes & sizes, BUT NOT THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. So I guess the “SYSTEM ” DIDN’T fail all the others that I mentioned above.

  6. This only creates MORE racial disparity! And only 600 “ families” will be chosen! Define family in THEIR terms. What about ALL the poor, homeless, destitute “ families” who need help? This leaves a LOT of people out of the loop who do not identify as “ minority( aka black) “ families.

    1. The article says “people of color” in other words they are saying “any one but white people”. You don’t even have to be a citizen to be picked…go figure!!!

  7. Racist California! What makes CA think this isn’t racist? Regardless of who is ‘funding’ this; private or not it’s racist. What about the Asian, Hispanic, Native Americans, and all other races? Please tell us why they are excluded from this ‘program’? And who exactly gets to decide which family gets the money?

  8. CALM DOWN EVERYONE: Simple fix… Every White Person just “Self-Identify” as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Hey… the Liberals invented it and put it to use as the narrative requires!

  9. When I read this I think about all the black athletes who make millions of dollars. You don’t hear me complaining because I don’t have equality with them.

  10. One racist action does not equal another just as two wrongs do not make it right. The fact that these are private funds being distributed as whatever organization collected the private funds to distribute are just fine. However, why did the government get involved and dictate who and how they are distributed and would be exempt from taxes. That is the part I disagree with. And maybe this is fake news anyway. Why their math is wrong.

  11. This is one of the more racist moves I’ve ever heard of. Who is going to be in charge of the distribution? Will everyone who gets the funds get the same amount regardless of whether they make $20,000 or $50,000? This type of plan does exactly the opposite of unifying.

  12. Just goes to show you how moronic this society has become. They have Dr. MLK rolling over in his grave with their stupidity.What are they going to do with the families after 18 months? There might be a little more despair!!

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