- Oct 29, 2019
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I get what you're saying, and I think a lot of it is valid. Targeting poor people instead of targeting a specific race, will still disproportionately help minorities since they are disproportionately poor.
However, an important thing to consider I think, is making a specific point to make amends for past wrongs. We cannot really move forward on race until we actually consciously, specifically acknowledge that what this country did was wrong, that we are sorry, that we will make amends and we will never do it again. And the black community will need to hear that apology, recognize it as sincere, and accept it.
DBE policies don’t limit its benefits to the black community. It benefits every group except white males. It’s not an amends to the black community but just discrimination against one group.
If it was called “White Male Business Penalty”, would people be as supportive?
DBE isn’t reparations and an apology.