Grappling with the actual ideas BLM is putting out there is sorely needed and often absent from the debates politicians and advocates engage in.
Well, anything that smells like more collectivism I’m not down for. You can’t solve these problems by transferring wealth. It transfers right back up to the top. I’m also not a fan of these “black nationalism” policy suggestions. That’s just apartheid coming from a different source.
And because so many of their policy suggestions fall into those two categories, it’s hard to take the entire thing seriously.
Matters of equal opportunity have to be solved from the bottom up. That sucks if you’re a minority adult, but if you want generational change, it takes a generation. That means better educational options, (improved traditional, magnet, charter, trades education, access to community college), and the removal of obstacles that inhibit any low-income person (it’s not race) from capital pursuits (e.g., revamped and improved SBA, and other programs).
In general, I’m in favor of anything that has a positive ROI to the Treasury. If it doesn’t have a positive ROI……then you gotta sell me on the idea that there is a social benefit. But I don’t sell easy.