Johnson told Fox News removing Confederate statues does nothing for black people:
“It’s not going to give a kid whose parents can’t afford college, money to go to college.
It’s not going to close the labor gap…and it’s not going to take people off welfare or food stamps.”
Johnson took a similarly dim view of removing shows like “The Dukes of Hazzard” or films like “Gone with the Wind” from circulation and firing professors for saying “all lives matter” instead of “black lives matter”.
Johnson, who became America’s first black billionaire in 2001, suggesting that the removal of these moves is an attempt by white liberal Americans to assuage their ‘White Guilt‘ by doing things that make them feel good, but does nothing to help the black community.
“Black people laugh at white people who do this,” the BET founder said, pointing out that black viewers likely made up a significant portion of the viewing audiences of the canceled shows because “they watch more TV.”
La La Land Woke White Liberals
Calling performative apologetics from white celebrities on social media “the silliest expression of white privilege that exists in this country,” Johnson suggested privileged white people instead ask black people what they want and listen to their responses.
“Embrace being white and do the right thing, and then you don’t have to worry about being sad because you’re white!”
“White Americans seem to think that if they just do sort of emotionally or drastic things that black people are going to say ‘Oh my god, white people love us because they took down a statue of Stonewall Jackson’,”
Johnson repurposing a famous quote from the now-verboten Gone with the Wind:
“Frankly, black people don’t give a damn.”
In case you believe Johnson is some Conservative, think again, he has plenty of radical ideas about what black people want.
He recently called for a $14 trillion reparations package for descendants of slaves, which works out to about $358,000 for every black American, and believes such a massive financial boost – not self-flagellating demonstrations from privileged white people – is what most black people would like to see emerge from the current climate of racial reckoning.
Of course, anyone who believes giving $358,000 for every black American will magically end the Democrats quest to defund the Police or end their “America is Racist‘ campaign is as delusional as those ‘White Woke Liberal Millenials’
Johnson added that while a few of the Democratic presidential candidates have paid lip service to making reparations, presumptive nominee Joe Biden has not climbed aboard that bandwagon – yet.