Reporter Tells The Legal Challenges Of Reparations

( A Daily Caller reporter exposed the legal challenges of the left’s recent push for reparations, according to The Daily Caller. Brianna Lyman appeared on Newsmax’s American agenda last week to discuss San Francisco’s plan to give black residents $5 million payments.

Lyman said that the plan may face an issue in the court because it was previously ruled that “entitlements like reparations are only permissible to remedy past discrimination if it’s the government that is causing those types of discrimination.” Using the case of the City of Richmond vs. J. A. Croson as an example, she cited the city’s belief that because the local, state, and federal government was discriminatory, blacks were disproportionately affected.

The city reportedly argued that 30% of construction contracts should be disbursed to black-owned businesses. The Supreme Court, however, disagreed and said that “past societal discrimination alone is not enough to justify discriminating against white contractors.” The Court also noted that if it sided with Richmond then remedial reliefs may be compelling.

A 500-page report published by California’s reparations task force reportedly cited notable critical race theorists Ibram Kendi, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Derrick Bell a total of 47 times throughout the text. Coates has previously argued for reparations claiming that “America was built on the preferential treatment of white people.”

Alleged experts say that the California bill to pave the way for reparations may be eligible for some white people, according to American Pigeon. Nkechi Taifa, an attorney and founder and director of the Reparation Education Project reportedly said that white people may take advantage of tragic events to prove their ancestry to black Americans.

Jovan Scott Lewis, a task force member, said that there will not be any race-based requirement for eligibility, but someone would have to prove that they are a victim of systemic oppression.

Various factors that the task force is looking into for eligibility criteria are housing discrimination and mass incarceration.