Gettin’ jiggy wit reparations

Amazingly, the AP reported the latest absurdity coming from the toilet bowl formerly known as San Francisco with a fairly even hand.

We can (and probably will at some point) go off on how utterly ridiculous the idea of reparations is. But what caught my eye here was the amount that the (largely black) city council committee on reparations is recommending:

Provide a one-time, lump sum payment of $5 million to each eligible person.
Supplement African-American income of lower income households to reflect the Area Median Income (AMI) annually for at least 250 years ($97,000 in 2022).
Finance a comprehensive debt forgiveness program that clears all educational, personal, credit card, payday loans, etc.
Introduce tax credits for those who qualify for Reparations: Payroll tax, business tax, property tax, etc..
The City and County of San Francisco should cover additional monthly costs (e.g. Homeowners Association fees, parking fees, etc) related to housing stabilization in new constructions
The City and County of San Francisco should underwrite costs associated with refinancing existing mortgage loans.
The City and County of San Francisco and MOHCD should offer grants for home maintenance and repair costs.
Convert public housing units into condominiums with a $1 buy-in for qualifying residents so the residents can own not only their unit but all of the common areas, as well.
Fully fund African-American cultural districts and seed them with the first five to ten years of operating expenses to set them up for success.
Incentivize the state education agency to conduct deep racial equity audits,…
Eliminate student loan debt for Black people in San Francisco who went through SFUSD

    You get the idea. It goes on and on and on… the complete document can be found here.

    The estimated cost to each non-negro resident would be…. $600,000. Each.

    As a counter-point or argument against the proposal, I offer the following for consideration:
    We want this to be fair and equitable, yes? Accordingly, I believe that the amount of the proposed reparations should be reduced by the estimated cost inflicted by Black® rioters over the years on neighborhoods, businesses, and individuals. A complete list of riots and damage would take a great deal of time to sort through, but here are some examples to start with (note: the dollar amounts are adjusted to account for inflation, just as the reparations are):

    1965 Watts: $382,000,000
    1967 Detroit: $322,000,000
    1980 Miami: $182,500,000
    1992 Los Angeles: $956,000,000
    2020 Floyd/BLM: $1,000,000,000-$2,000,000,000

    I assume this includes all of the furniture, TVs, VCRs, and stereo equipment stolen during the riots, but I would need to research that further, to say nothing of the $83,000,000,000 in contributions the Black® Lives Matter© boondoggle.

    Lastly, another counter-argument would be:

    Amerika Erwache!

    Addendum: a random thought: