Tampa resident demands $3million for every black person in reparations trends now
A Tampa man has demanded the city hands out $3million in reparations to each Black resident – just days after Squad members pushed for a federal payment of $14trillion.
The unidentified man said that black people 'don't care about nonsense like police violence and homelessness' during a Tampa City Council meeting on Thursday.
He said: 'No Black person cares about them speed bumps or parks and recreation - what black people care about is our reparations.
'This city owes us each and every black person in the city of Tampa at least three million in reparations and that's what's important.'
His comments come just two days after Democrat Congresswoman Cori Bush introduced a resolution to reignite a push for federal reparations that would amount to over half the US GDP.
The unidentified man said that black people 'don't care about nonsense like police violence and homelessness' during a Tampa City Council meeting on Thursday
Currently, Tampa does not have a reparations committee, unlike the California taskforce set up by Gavin Newsom and a similar movement in Chicago.
The City Hall officials thanked the man at the end of his speech after he branded their discussions as 'nonsense'.
He said: 'All this nonsense, homelessness, all this other garbage. Police violence and all that - nobody cares about that.
'Don't nobody real care about that. We care about our reparations. And we have to put white people on notice that we want our reparations.
'That our fore parents and us, we didn't work for free and underpaid and all this nonsense and the white folks get away with it.
'No, we want our reparations $3million dollars per person right here in this city that's the only thing black people got to care about.'
Reparations in Florida have been discussed, with former GOP candidate Nikki Fried, supporting reparations legislation during her 2022 campaign.
In January, Republican governor and 2024 hopeful Ron DeSantis blocked a proposal for a course focused on African American Studies because it included reparations on the list of topics.
His comments come just two days after Democrat Congresswoman Cori Bush introduced a resolution to reignite a push for federal reparations
Newsom said he felt there were better ways of addressing systemic inequality than cash handouts
When rejecting the course, his officer argued that the study of reparations had 'no critical perspective or balancing opinion in this lesson.'
On Wednesday Rep Bush, a