An activist associated with the Black Lives Matter movement recently offered a list of requests for white people.
The article for Leo Weekly, titled, “White people, here are 10 requests from a Black Lives Matter leader,” was written by Chanelle Helm, a self-described “cofounder and core organizer of Black Lives Matter Louisville.”
In the post, Helm opens by telling white people, “if you don’t have any descendants, will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably one that lives in generational poverty.”
White people who can “an afford to downsize” are urged to “give up the home you own to a black or brown family.”
“White people, re-budget your monthly so you can donate to black funds for land purchasing,” reads another request.
Helm also references “lil’ dick-white men” associated with the alt-right and tells other whites to, “Get they ass fired. Call the police even: they look suspicious.”
This list of requests may seem strange, but it fits an increasingly common thread among left-wing activists, many of whom insist that the only way to properly address historical racism is through reparations.
Reparations for slavery and historical oppression, once a relatively fringe idea among American liberals, has gained increasing support in recent years.
In one story from this June, a group at the University of Chicago demanded reparations, writing, “Black people do not need a seat at the university’s reparations table. They need to own that table and have full control over how reparations are structured.” (RELATED: Students Make Reparations Demands At The University Of Chicago)
Reparations are also part of the official platform for The Movement For Black Lives, a group that seeks to organize and unite a variety of different racial activist groups.