The new black nationalist cultural revolution is really opening up the Overton Window.
Before this, institutions would at least try to disguise this kind of thing behind diversity and means tests. Now they’re not even bothering with the disguises.
Some expectant Black and Pacific Islander mothers in San Francisco will get $1,000 a month during their pregnancy, officials announced, as the city looks to improve a longstanding racial gap in birthing outcomes.
Mayor London Breed on Monday introduced the Abundant Birth Project, which will give a basic income supplement to 150 Black and Pacific Islander women during pregnancy. They’ll get $1,000 a month through their pregnancy and for the first six months postpartum, “with a goal of eventually providing a supplement for up to two years post-pregnancy,” the mayor announced.
“Providing guaranteed income support to mothers during pregnancy is an innovative and equitable approach that will ease some of the financial stress that all too often keeps women from being able to put their health first,” Breed said in a statement.
So San Francisco will now just be writing checks to people because of their DNA.
San Francisco is trying to disguise this as a research study, and research studies often pick specific groups, but when the government is managing something like this while trying to produce a specific outcome, it’s not a study. It’s an intervention. And one that very obviously privileges a racial group while rewarding its members.
And this is the camel’s nose creeping into the tent. If you want to see how reparations actually arrives, this is how.
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