Georgetown Professor Calls For Whites To Have An I.R.A. – "Individual Reparations Account"

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Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson is proposing the idea that white people should have an ‘Individual Reparations Account’ to make donations to black institutions and individuals.

The idea is part of his forthcoming book, “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America.”

Dyson made the argument during an interview with Ana Marie Cox in the January 8 edition of the New York Times Magazine.

From the interview:

At the end of your sermon, you do a “benediction” section, in which you talk about making reparations on the local and individual level: donating to groups like the United Negro College Fund or a scholarship program, but also, to cite your example from the book, paying “the black person who cuts your grass double what you might ordinarily pay.” That gave me pause!


Good! I used to say in church, “If the sermon ain’t making you a little bit uncomfortable, it ain’t effective.” Look, if it doesn’t cost you anything, you’re not really engaging in change; you’re engaging in convenience. You’re engaged in the overflow. I’m asking you to do stuff you wouldn’t ordinarily do. I’m asking you to think more seriously and strategically about why you possess what you possess.


I agree with reparations, but maybe this is my white privilege speaking: I can’t imagine actually doing that.


That is what I meant by an I.R.A.: an individual reparations account. You ain’t got to ask the government, you don’t have to ask your local politician — this is what you, an individual, conscientious, “woke” citizen can do.


But charity can’t be the end of it, right? The Koch brothers gave the United Negro College Fund $25 million, but I doubt you would consider them “woke.”


No. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that charity is a poor substitute for justice. But I ain’t turning $25 million down.

Dyson believes his book will reach out to “the ocean of white folk” who are “deeply empathetic to the struggles of minorities.”

The professor and former MSNBC contributor told the NYT that his book opens with “horror stories” about his engagement with police. He says that those types of experiences with law enforcement are even shared by prominent black politicians like Barrack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder.

The reality is that this is part and parcel of what it means to be black in America, and I wanted to spend time talking and thinking about it from a number of different perspectives to show white brothers and sisters that we aren’t making this up,” Dyson said.

According to the official George Town University website, from 2008 to 2014, Dyson taught Social Science classes titled “Barack Obama and Race,” “Hip Hop Culture: Orig/Mean/Conseq,” and “Hip Hop: URB THEODICY JAY-Z.”

Carlos Lozada, a non-fiction book critic for The Washington Post, effectively summarizes the inflammatory nature of Dyson’s book:

Dyson makes clear that he regards much of white America as a pernicious force. “We can do nothing to make our tormentors stop their evil,” Dyson laments to the Almighty. “How can we possibly combat the blindness of white men and women who are so deeply invested in their own privilege that they cannot afford to see how much we suffer?”


He likens law enforcement officers to terrorists (“We think of the police who kill us for no good reason as ISIS”) and slave drivers (“The police car is a mobile plantation”). He admits that he’d like to pay violence back in kind. “Lord, Dear Lord, I don’t want to feel this way, but I swear to you I want to kill dead any Godforsaken soul who thinks that killing black people is an acceptable price to pay for keeping this nation safe. But then, am I any better than that soul?” And, in shades of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Dyson calls on God to “convict” America. “May this land know your displeasure, taste your holy wrath, for killing us like pigs without conscience,” he writes.

In December, Dyson wrote a racially charged piece for the New York Times titled, “What Donald Trump Doesn’t Know About Black People,” in which he accused the President-Elected of having a “vast ignorance of black life” and claimed that the “greatest purveyors of identity politics today, and for the bulk of our country’s history, have been white citizens.”

A similar call for reparations was advocated by Duke University Public Policy Professor and reparations advocate Dr. William “Sandy” Darity in 2014.

Darity advocated that anyone who could prove that one of their ancestors was a slave and that they self-identified as African-American would be eligible to receive publicly funded reparations.

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Toxx's picture

Ohhhh the guilt is just killing me!!

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Money Counterfeiter (not verified) Toxx Jan 9, 2017 6:10 PM

Dude needs to be repatriated back to the home country of origin.

froze25's picture

Actually I want them to put a number on it. What will it cost as a one time payment to cut it off once and for all? After all they will just give it right back.

Killer the Buzzard's picture

We already have reparations. It's called welfare, EBT, "equal opportunity" hiring, Section 8 housing, etc...

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

" “How can we possibly combat the blindness of white men and women who are so deeply invested in their own privilege that they cannot afford to see how much we suffer?”

Like Colin Kapernick?  Like Oprah Winfrey?  Like all of the black RICH athletes?  Like Will Smith?  I see plenty of RICH black people, and how do you think THEY got rich?  Fuck off dude.   All handouts do is create expectations, and laziness.

GGuy's picture





Ledlak's picture

This is racism and a stereotype, that is, in his view and many like him, because some white people owned slaves more than 100 years ago, all white people are guilty. Typical non-sequitur thinking of leftist.

cheka's picture

they should be paying us.  lucky to be here

Gold...Bitches's picture

I got an IAD (Individual Ammo Depot) that I may need to extract from if someone thinks I owe them shit from my IRA.

Clinteastwood's picture

Just tell me HOW MUCH. All these reparations nitwits will never tell you how much money it'll take to finally satisfy them, that they've finally been paid in full for our ancestors having slaves.

And the reasons they never tell us HOW MUCH is because:

They have no idea HOW MUCH.....

.....if they ever did specify HOW MUCH, many whites might just take them up on the offer and pay them off just so as not to have to listen to their whining any more. (Not long after that the whites would outwork/outcompete these lazies and the same old wealth disparities would reappear)

......and therefore what they really mean is

.....They want everything you have now and from now on.

They want you to pay their way from now on forever.

They're a bunch of freeloaders, piss poor thinkers, pseudo intellectuals.

Unintended consequences are a bitch.

Beam Me Up Scotty's picture

How many "rich blacks" were involved in this incident??  NY Giants players trash plane after loss to Green Bay Packers.

MalteseFalcon's picture

This professor knows where we're going.

Slavery ended over 150 years ago.

The civil rights act and all of the special treatment that went with it has been in place for over 50 years.

The 8 year reign of a president who self-identified as black and brought racial division instead of healing is over.

We're tired of the dodge.

No more government handouts.

Time to get woken up by an alarm, take a shower, commute to a job (make work, if necessary) put in a eight hour day where your conduct will be judged, and get your paycheck on Friday.

You get whatever you can afford with that paycheck.

Aberrant social behavior will be punished.

As for this professor, the golden age of academic freedom and "ethnic studies" programs is over.

Ms. Erable's picture

I have a large amount of 62-grain lead I'll gladly part with at high vel... er, rapidly, to send 'reparations' to him and his ilk.


And for those seeking reparations: 'ilk' is not a big deer.

cheka's picture

don't forget to charge the indians and africans that also had black slaves

Manthong's picture

I will consider his IRA when he is impaled up the posterior in front of Georgetown Shameversity.

Manthong's picture

It is hard to believe how all of these supposed black leaders and intellectuals, who are really nothing more than race pimps, are handing right-minded America all of the ammunition needed to blow them away.

And “right-minded America” includes millions of sane people of black and Hispanic origin.

The_Juggernaut's picture

I'd love to help out, but I self-identify as black.  Can I get some reparations for that?

jcaz's picture

Huh?  This dude is whiter than I am,  and I am an Iowa-bred white boy........ Professor of what, exactly??

Sorry, bro, but the "Black Tax" Trumps any sort of reparations- 

For example, here in Orlando right now we're conducting a massive manhunt from some black piece of shit who killed a cop yesterday-  without question,  this manhunt has already run up a $10M tab.   This money doesn't come from the Black Money Fairy,  it comes from people who actually contribute to society;

So if you want your "reparations",  no problem-  but first, we're going to net them against the bill you pieces of shit have run up on society over the years, and guess what?   I don't see any money left on your side of the ledger.

Next,  try getting a real fucking job- a "Professor of Black Studies" isn't a real fucking job.  Build something,  create something- quit living off of White guilt,  you fucking pussy......

The Gun Is Good's picture


Now that you mention it, why aren't the professors, Ward Churchills, etc. of "Native American Studies" getting pissed off for being upstaged by the prejudiced, crybaby African American types in this theater? (Did blacks suffer anything like all-out genocide? I think not....)

land_of_the_few's picture

And why "IRA", were ShningPth, KhmrRge, and NSDAP taken already? :P

mtl4's picture

These folks are full blown communists McCathy's great until you run out of other people's money.

wren's picture

Two words, eat shit. I pay for the grass to be cut, not for the nigger that cuts it. If I'm paying for the nigger, and double at that, you'll have to get some knee pads...

sebmurray's picture

I'd even invest in some silver pellets, perhaps the odd gold one.


Can call it cunt-shot

booboo's picture

Bad timing professor, real Americans could give Fuck all about this, nigs are wearing out their welcome. But for fun Call it a VLT Voluntary Libtard Tax

fleur de lis's picture

First of all Georgetown must have lowered the bar for being a professor so any moron can do it.

Second, what are the academic rates of his students, and how does his teaching add to their eventual employment..

Third, how much does anyone want to bet that he buys his clothes at fancy stores where white people shop, and dines at fine restaurants where rich white people dine, and there's a good chance he belongs to a club where he hobnobs with white people.

His problem is that he covets other people's goods.

And maybe their skin.

His kind of thinking really needs a diagnostic code.

Kobe Beef's picture

The reality is that this is part and parcel of what it means to be black in America,


So go be black somewhere else. America has had enough of Stone Age  Hominids trashing the place and demanding special treatment.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Nice.  "DSM 6 - Government Edition."

froze25's picture

I have dream that one day all men will be treated equal and judged based on their own merits. We can dream, we can dream.

beemasters's picture

Well, this is certainly one way they are trying to heighten community conflicts. Ignore it.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

I don't know, Clint. I think I'm in favor of this, with just one small caveat.

I am all for the US government paying exorbitant reparations to all Negros alive today who were born slaves owned by whites and available for sale on the open market at the time of their birth. I think we should pay them each one hundred million, billion dollars, (sorry Doctor Evil).

Now, off you go and go find me one. Just one.

CuttingEdge's picture

Reparation for racial aggravation, Dyson?

Sometimes it is justified. Maybe you should set up a GoFundMe account and see how successful it is.

You are one dumb fucking cunt, and a complete waste of flesh and blood to boot.

DontGive's picture

How will the IRS treat this windfall?

Afterall, Uncle Sam is your partner.

techpriest's picture


"Just tell me HOW MUCH. All these reparations nitwits will never tell you how much money it'll take to finally satisfy them, that they've finally been paid in full for our ancestors having slaves."


The answer to "how much" is simple: MORE

froze25's picture

95% of the wealth be be gone in under 3 yrs and I think that is generous. 

OverTheHedge's picture

"......and therefore what they really mean is.....They want everything you have now and from now on.They want you to pay their way from now on forever."

Probably as succinct a definition of communism as you will need. The politics of jealousy. "I don't have that - I want it - I'm taking it, because I deserve it"

wildbad's picture

fine by me, but i want something for my money. what do i get for a hundred bucks that needs repair?

TuPhat's picture

I have my own supply as well and that is all they will get from me if they think I have to support them personally.  My taxes are more than I want to give.

HippieHaulers's picture

Looks like Talcum X is going to have a problem here. Will the 75% of him that is clearly white pay the 25% African part of him? Or will high yellow people just get less? 

z80kid's picture

There you go. Give him a contribution from your "Individual Repository of Ammunition". :)  I like it.

Omen IV's picture

The truth is Blacks are expensive!

Irish / Italians / Germans / Japanese / Korean / Portugese / Australians / Brits / French / Hungarians / Slovaks / Poles / Swiss / Scandanavians.......................


They dont require as a "group":   welfare / jails / section 8 / food stamps / high cost policing / remedial education / civil rights /


all of which "create" costs for the general society's stability, which if they - Blacks -  were not around could be reduced 75% - these costs were non-existent or insignificant in 1955

how much do these costs contribute to USA being uncompetitive?

So Blacks should pay a special tax to the white population for the implied costs of their maintenance in the system


toady's picture

Yeah! This guys need to start paying white people for all they do for them! 

froze25's picture

Just end, welfare, food stamps  (all forms) section 8 or similar subsidized housing "benefits", sorry but disability has go or be reserved strictly for retarded (not just stupid) or immobilized people, it's totally abused now. No more medical free handouts other than charity care done by choice not compulsory. No more free shit. You lazy and hungry then beg for help and maybe if someone is nice they will.

OverTheHedge's picture

Now you're on to something: pay blacks reparations, because they are worth it, but then tax them for being high maintenance. Transfer of wealth from all of society to government, whilst increasing political decisions, tensions, and general breakdown of society. Bigger gov therefore required to keep the peace, paid for by New funding. I like it.

SMG's picture

You know what?  My Europen ancetors came over here after slavery was abolished.  And my grandparents fought for non-eurpoean equality during the 1960s, you know content of your character type of stuff.  When do we all become Americans?  One nation uner God?  That's what we're all looking for.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

This moocher is a Georgetown Retard.  He clearly didn't get the memo that conservatives laugh at this nonsensical guilt-mooch and almost no liberals even give to charities.