Kamilah Moore, the chair of California’s Reparations Task Force, spoke with MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton, asserting that the state should pay every black person $1 million and that homeless black people should be at the head of the line.
Moore claims that California’s housing practices, which allegedly targeted black Americans between 1933 and 1977, had a direct effect on today’s homeless population according to the Daily Mail. It’s an argument that blames previous circumstances for homelessness rather than current progressive policies and eschews personal responsibility altogether.
The chair asserts that black people suffered economic losses of about $569 billion between 1933 and 1977 as a result of redlining housing practices that resulted in discrimination and homelessness. Redlining is a discriminatory practice where certain homes in neighborhoods were kept from being sold to people of color or low income.