St. Louis Mayor Plans on Appointing Reparations Commission
Last week, St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones announced a plan to appoint a committee tasked with studying the damage “racism” has caused the city. From there, this committee will draw up a plan to address this issue.
In an executive order, Jones declared that a “growing tapestry of equity-based analyses” have allegedly uncovered a long history of exploitation, segregation, and violence within St. Louis. These factors have turned St. Louis into one of the most racially polarized cities in the country.
Jones stressed that the aforementioned problems are the result of flawed public policy.
“I look forward to reviewing this commission’s work to chart a course that restores the vitality of Black communities in our city after decades of disinvestment,” Jones declared in a statement. “We cannot succeed as a city if one half is allowed to fail.”
As for reparations, Jones cited the example of the US government paying out $1 billion to Japanese Americans who were interned during World War II. She also alluded to the case of the state of Florida paying out over $1 million to survivors of a racially-fueled massacre in the 1920s and setting up a scholarship fund for survivor descendants. In a final example, she cited how the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois compensated black residents for discriminatory housing policies by rewarding them grants to pay for mortgages, down payments, and home improvements.
The volunteer Reparations Commission is expected to start its work in 2023 and will be composed of one attorney, one clergy member, one public health professional, and one professor at a local college in the city of St. Louis.
St. Louis is just one of many Democratic strongholds that is becoming a laboratory for anti-white experiments. During the 2020 election cycle, Joe Biden won St. Louis County by a margin 61%-37.2%. All in all, it’s a safe space for Democrats, thereby making it a trial ground for the wackiest of their policies.