END ALL SKIN-COLOR-BASED FAVORITISM
It is a proven fact that specialized and preferential programming based on skin color has not worked. It is has instead fomented acrimony, resentment and a divided America.
Johnson has determined: “Racial reconciliation is impossible without some kind of broad-based systematic reparations.” He argues that same can only be brought about by weighted voting where black votes count more than white votes. (“We used to count black Americans as 3/5 of a person – for reparations, give them 5/3 of a vote,” Washington Post, Aug. 21, 2015)
Johnson says “a year of protests over disparate law enforcement practices, a decade of particularly sharp income inequality and centuries of imparity in America” prove his point pursuant to the need for “systematic reparations.”
This Johnson argues is the only way to right the wrongs, i.e., there must be an “inverting” of the compromise that valued slaves at three-fifths of a person to a black person’s vote being valued at five-thirds. Of course Johnson conveniently overlooks the fact that if said compromise had not been insisted upon by Republican legislators he and his family would be slaves today.
Not the least of problems with Johnson’s racially balkanizing idea is how he would determine which blacks would have their vote expanded to five-thirds. Only slaves were valued at three-fifths of a person; it did not apply to freed slaves – so how does he propose to determine those who were slaves and those who were not?