Michael Eric Dyson’s White Guilt IRA For “Woke” Progressives

By Hunter Wallace

In his upcoming book Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America, Michael Eric Dyson proposes that White progressives start individual reparations accounts to atone for slavery and white privilege. If *woke* progressives are going to virtue signal over racism, Dyson figures blacks ought to be profiting from it:

“NY Times Magazine: Your forthcoming book, “Tears We Cannot Stop,” is subtitled “A Sermon to White America.” Which part of white America do you envision reading it?

Dyson: I envision the audience to be that ocean of white folk I encounter who are deeply empathetic to the struggles of minorities — they are the ones who ask me, “What can I do, as a white person?” This is my attempt to address them in the most useful and, hopefully, edifying manner. …

NY Times Magazine: I agree with reparations, but maybe this is my white privilege speaking: I can’t imagine actually doing that.

Dyson: That is what I meant by an I.R.A.: an individual reparations account. You ain’t got to ask the government, you don’t have to ask your local politician — this is what you, an individual, conscientious, “woke” citizen can do.”

That’s actually not a bad idea: if we could only figure out a way to tax virtue-signaling, the Alt-Right might even support the “virtue tax.” We should consider this idea on its merits. As long as it is purely voluntary, the “virtue tax” could be a norm we could rally behind, say, an automatic donation of $20 to the United Negro College Fund whenever an accusation of “racism” is made on Facebook, Reddit or Twitter.

I’m assuming an app could easily be created to accomplish this. You can already link your smartphone to your bank account to make online purchases. It should be fairly simple to link your bank account to keywords you use on Twitter or Facebook. The key to making it work would be using traditional civil rights pressure tactics to force it into the SJW status system. In such a way, a SJW wouldn’t be able to unlock the *woke* status unless they have the app and have been verified as paying into their I.R.A.

Perhaps the *woke* status could be analogous to the blue Twitter checkmark on verified accounts? Of course you would need someone who is black to do the verifying. Conceivably, this could create jobs for black people in Silicon Valley.

5 thoughts on “Michael Eric Dyson’s White Guilt IRA For “Woke” Progressives

  • January 11, 2017 at 6:50 am

    There is never any demand made to the Jews that their slave merchants and ship owners make restitution. There is never any restitution demanded for the loss of 600,000 Americans who died to abolish slavery.

    100% of all blacks in the U.S. today arrived looooong after the end of slavery!

  • January 11, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I am in complete agreement: I think “Progressives” (really, Marxists in camo) SHOULD make reparations to blacks for a variety of reasons. It won’t happen, of course, because Marxists always want to posture using OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY!

    The idiot left SHOULD make reparations, because they have destroyed urban schools through deseg and dozens of other idiotic scams. They have destroyed our inner-cities by implementing welfare dependency on a massive scale. They have also made our large urban areas extremely dangerous places, by enabling violent black crime through lenient sentencing and by obscuring the true color of crime.

    The worst thing they have done is to convince blacks that the “systemic racism” of white society is the proximate cause of their poverty and low academic achievement, rather than an average black I.Q. between 80 and 85…

  • January 12, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Michael who…? Dyson is a nonentity. Listen and learn from a truly educated man on the topic of race in America.

    Video: Jared Taylor: “Race in Post-Racial America”

    Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance, speaks at the 2014 conference about the false promise of a colorblind America. Race is as important as ever, and only whites are forbidden a healthy racial identity.

  • January 12, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Like Obama, this guy Dyson is a “poster-child” for the evils resulting from the malignancy known as “Affirmative-Action”…

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