Democrat Rep. Jasmine Crockett: Black Americans Should Not Pay Taxes as a Form of Reparations

Freshman Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-TX) suggested that black Americans should be exempt from paying taxes as a form of reparations but then said it might not work because of the black people who are “not paying taxes in the first place.”

Crockett, who recently made headlines for perpetuating the debunked myth that U.S. border patrol officers “whipped” Haitian migrants, was giving an interview on “The Black Lawyers Podcast” when she brought up the idea.

“I don’t remember which celebrity, but it was actually a celebrity,” the progressive congresswoman recalled to host Jehan “J” Carter of the proposal she saw — apparently from an unnamed famous person.

“And I was like, ‘I don’t know if that’s not necessarily a bad idea’…One of the things that they proposed is black folk not have to pay taxes for a certain amount of time,” Crockett continued.

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