Oakland, California, Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) announced a program that offers poor minority families $500 a month. Poor white families are excluded for the sin of being white. However, illegal aliens qualify.
Per the Daily Mail, “An estimated 10,000 of Oakland’s 435,000 population are white residents who live in poverty,” but they will receive nothing, and only because they are white.
Here is how you qualify for Oakland’s no-questions-asked $500 a month:
- You must have at least one child
- Your income must be at or below 50 percent of Oakland’s median income
- You must not be white
The excuse for excluding whitey, per the far-left Associated Press, is that “White households in Oakland on average make about three times as much annually than black households[.]”
Yeah, but, um, 10,000 white households do not.
Okay, but they are still white. Duh.
The good news — if you’re a total lunatic — is that while poor whites are excluded based only on the fact they are white, illegal aliens do qualify for the $500 per month. Per Yahoo, the $500 is not taxable “and undocumented and/or unsheltered individuals also qualify.”
Let me run that Yahoo sentence through the Orwellian translator: “illegal aliens and the homeless also qualify.”
Ah, but do white illegal aliens and white homeless people qualify?
Oh, and how do you prove you qualify? Is a racist ID required?
Do Asians qualify as “people of color,” or is this one more hate crime against them, just like all the other hate crimes against Asians that happen exclusively in Democrat-run cities?
What about a white person who is both homeless and an illegal alien; would this person qualify?
The city is going to try and get away with this blatant racism by claiming the fund being used for the $500 payouts is a private fund. We’ll see if that flies, not only with the people but with the Supreme Court.
Oakland is a shithole city and one that has been run exclusively by Democrats for some 50 years. If there’s a racism problem in Oakland, if there’s a “systemic racism” problem in Oakland, let’s try to remember who’s been in charge of that system for a half century.
The Mayor of Oakland, California, is rolling out a program that awards low-income black families, foreign nationals, and the homeless $500 a month — and apparently excluding white households living in equivalent poverty.
According to CNN, the “Oakland Resilient Families Program” will give the extra cash to families with at least one minor child, selecting recipients at random from an online database:
To qualify for the Oakland Resilient Families payments, families must have at least one child under 18. Their income must be at or below the area’s median income: around $59,000 for a family of three.
But half of the available spots will be reserved for very low-income families — those who earn below 138% of the federal poverty level — or, about $30,000 per year for a family of three.
An online, multilingual screening form will be released later this spring and summer, after which families will be chosen at random to receive the payments. The program is also open to undocumented and/or unsheltered families. Because recipients will not be required to work for the payments, the money is not considered taxable income.
The program is reportedly funded by private donations rather than tax collection, and it will select 600 families for the payouts over a year and a half — a total of $9,000 per family, distributing $5.4 million out of $6.75 million the organization has raised so far.
Mayor Libby Schaaf praised the “guaranteed income” program in a statement: “The poverty we all witness today is not a personal failure, it is a systems failure. Guaranteed income is one of the most promising tools for systems change, racial equity, and economic mobility we’ve seen in decades.”
Schaaf’s (pictured) reference to “racial equity” indicates adherence to the rising trend of antiracism, a concept popularized by Ibram X. Kendi which argues in favor of racial discrimination for the purposes of achieving equal outcomes between demographics. The city’s statement makes this explicit, declaring one of its objectives is to “eliminate racial disparities.” It points to a data survey titled the Oakland Equity Index, which reports, on average, the city’s white households earn considerably more than its minority households:
The median income for White households was highest ($110,000) and the median income for African American households was lowest ($37,500). The median income for Asian households ($76,000) was similar to the citywide median income ($73,200), while Latino households fell below the citywide median with a median income of $65,000. The median income for White households was 2.93 times the median income of African American households.
The Daily Mail notes that, according to the Oakland Equity Index, “around 8 percent of the city’s white residents, approximately 10,000 people, live in poverty.” The city’s statement does not make any mention of assistance for poor white families. The statement only designates “BIPOC families” (black and indigenous people of color) as recipients.