• A 21st Century Civil Rights Bill – Covering all races
Regardless of race what I believe most Americans want is to improve their month to month, have their children, and raise their families in safety. The point is, within two decades there will no longer be a majority ethnic group in the United States. We’ll all be minorities, and we have to work on how we’re going to get along?
While nine Civil Rights Acts were passed by Congress (between 1866 to 1991), given the ever changing demographic makeup of the United States and the ever increasing outing of xenophobic and racist acts – largely due to modern communication technology – the time has come to take a modern day, multi-racial look at both inter & intra race relations and racial inequality in the United States.
Within the ongoing US experiment – of an ever-expanding multi-racial population – are we as a country aspiring to have an ever more egalitarian and harmonious society or one which falls victim to its baser fears?
In line with the former, I propose opening a fresh, innovative, multi-racial, bipartisan dialogue regarding a 21st Century Civil Rights Bill addressing, existing and future, potential inter & intra racial priority concerns as well as the development of a new, dedicated, Department of Domestic Race Relations & Cultural Affairs at the federal level.
• Universal Basic Income / Reparations – For Native, African, & Japanese Americans
Show me a US citizen who’s not from an immigrant family and I’ll introduce you to the first of three US citizen groups long owed UBI/Reparations, Native Americans. The US government is guilty of domestic genocide going back to the time of President Andrew Jackson who was a staunch supporter and leading advocate in support of relocating Native American tribes – such as the Cherokee of North Carolina – from the South-Eastern US to West of the Mississippi River e.g. “Indian Territory”. This forced migration codified under the 1830 Indian Removal Act was known as the Trail of Tears during which no less than 60,000 Native American citizens were forcibly relocated with some 4,000 dying during the journey West. As a result of this flagrant abuse of universal human rights and the repeat taking of life, liberty, and property on the part of the US government, I propose that upon reaching adulthood all US Native American Citizens (=> 1/8th Native American) receive a UBI of $2,000 / month.
And when we talk about most US citizens being from immigrant families, we must acknowledge that many of us – some 40,000,000 (40 million) US citizens – come from families of unwilling immigrants brought to the Colonies and later The United States completely against their will. Such kidnapping, imprisonment without cause en masse, and enslavement of some 600,000 forced immigrants from Africa brought – to what eventually became the USA as “free labor” – today is unconscionable. Such activities being condoned by the US Government, has never effectively been answered for nor restitution ever provided. As a result of this flagrant abuse of universal human rights and the repeat taking of life, liberty, and property, I propose that upon reaching adulthood all US African American Citizens (descended from slaves) receive a UBI of $2,000 / month.
The travesty of Japanese American internment during World War II has also proved one of the darkest periods of US citizen race relations. Such activities being directed by the US Government upon its own citizens, has never effectively been answered for, nor restitution ever provided. As a result of this flagrant abuse of universal human rights and the repeat taking of liberty, livelihood, and property, I propose that upon reaching adulthood all US Japanese American Citizens (whose families were interned during WWII) receive a UBI of $1,000 / month.