Leading Democratic candidate Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) proposed one of the most unworkable ideas ever if she is elected President of the United States.
It’s not the absolute most unworkable idea ever, though. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) already presented that with her Green New Deal.
Harris recently suggested that the U.S. government should use taxpayer money to pay out reparations to black Americans who had been affected by slavery or discrimination in any way, the New York Times reported on Thursday.
“We have to be honest that people in this country do not start from the same place or have access to the same opportunities,” she said. “I’m serious about taking an approach that would change policies and structures and make real investments in black communities.”
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) jumped on board, too, also throwing her support behind reparations. The Times noted that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders have not supported the idea in the past.
Harris and Warren were hit with a massive wave of criticism and ridicule when The Hill’s story about their reparations support went viral.