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Marianne Williamson demands reparations "whatever it costs," and she just qualified for Dem debates


Added 05-10-19 11:38:02am EST - “With Williamson on stage staking out a clear and aggressive reparations plan, leading Democrats will have to move either further left or buck their base.” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Marianne Williamson demands reparations "whatever it costs," and she just qualified for Dem debates”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

With Williamson on stage staking out a clear and aggressive reparations plan, leading Democrats will have to move either further left or buck their base.

Author and activist Marianne Williamson is running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Her big campaign issue is the demand to pay reparations.

The notion of paying reparations to blacks has been around for a while, but really moved to the center because of the writings of liberal darling Ta-Nehisi Coates. I addressed the multitude of problems with reparations in 2014, when Coates’ made a splash on the issue with an article in The Atlantic, The dead-end Case for Reparations:

In fact, there’s not much new there, except for historical anecdotes shedding detail but not light on what we already knew to be the history of slavery, segregation and discrimination:

And that’s ultimately the problem with reparations arguments that are not based upon the people causing the harm paying the people directly harmed by specific conduct soon after the conduct is remedied.

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