When the lifelong Democrat took the microphone to give his opinion, he was loudly booed for disagreeing with his own party’s far-left fringe.
Quillette columnist Coleman Hughes claimed that reparations would be bad for African-Americans for two reasons: it would further divide Americans among themselves and automatically claim people like him, who have to real ties to slavery, a “victim without consent.”
“Black people don’t need another apology,” Hughes said. “We need safer neighborhoods and better schools. We need a less punitive criminal justice system. We need affordable health care. And none of these things can be achieved through reparations for slavery.”