An activist associated with the Black Lives Matter movement recently offered a list of requests for white people.
In the post, Helm opens by telling white people, “if you don’t have any descendants, will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably one that lives in generational poverty.”
White people who can “an afford to downsize” are urged to “give up the home you own to a black or brown family.”
“White people, re-budget your monthly so you can donate to black funds for land purchasing,” reads another request.
Helm also references “lil’ dick-white men” associated with the alt-right and tells other whites to, “Get they ass fired. Call the police even: they look suspicious.”
This list of requests may seem strange, but it fits an increasingly common thread among left-wing activists, many of whom insist that the only way to properly address historical racism is through reparations.
Reparations for slavery and historical oppression, once a relatively fringe idea among American liberals, has gained increasing support in recent years.
In one story from this June, a group at the University of Chicago demanded reparations, writing, “Black people do not need a seat at the university’s reparations table. They need to own that table and have full control over how reparations are structured.”
Reparations are also part of the official platform for The Movement For Black Lives, a group that seeks to organise and unite a variety of different racial activist groups.