An editorial at Wesplain has come out suggesting that white people should be paying more tax to make reparation for their privilege. Not only that, straight males are to pay even more.
According to the Daily Caller:
The article, titled, “It’s Time for White People to Pay for Privilege: The Equality Tax,”argues that all minorities face economic disadvantages.
“Racist employers, a disproportionate targeting of minorities by law enforcement, racial wage gaps, poor inner city schools; these all contribute to what is an undeniable reality for minorities,” the article claims.
To fix this, white people should pay a higher tax to make up for their privilege. The writer suggests a five percent tax to start with. A single white man should pay a five percent “equality tax,” while a single white woman would only pay 4.5 percent in the “equality tax.”
It is further suggested that the money raised in extra taxation could be redistributed to minorities in the form of reparation for past and present struggles.
The math has been done and it turns out that white folk tax could be very popular among minority individuals.
“That’s $1,348 for every US minority individual or roughly $3,000 per minority household on an annual basis. While $3,000 could never rectify centuries of abuse, it could at least give minorities the financial tools to compete in a white, male-dominated society,” the article states.