The panel discussion Wednesday night at Covenant Presbyterian Church was part of a series of talks organized by the church in response to September’s shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. In that case, Scott, who was black, was killed by a black Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer, an incident that sparked days of protests in the city. The church described Wednesday’s talk as designed to share ideas for increasing affordable housing as a means to address “racial inequality” in Charlotte. Panelists said local and state government could take steps to make it easier for developers to build affordable housing, like faster approval processes and more tax breaks to help cover costs. “Mayor ... time of is of the essence,” McColl said, addressing Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who was in the audience. “You have the ability to talk to your people about, ‘Hey, how about speeding up these approvals?’”Just as Mr. Lincoln's War was all prettied up by spinning naked aggression as a noble war of liberation, today, big business sells its schemes for grabbing public funds by marketing them as projects that will benefit the oppressed. And if we make a few billion along the way, well ... that's business!
Friday, February 3, 2017
The key to racial equality: more subsidies to business!
Think I'm joking? Consider this panel discussion on "racial inequality" from Wednesday. From the Charlotte Observer:
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, February 03, 2017