A group of white residents of the liberal Chicago suburb of Evanston have filed a lawsuit after town officials began paying “reparations” to black using tax dollars.

One can only say that it is about time someone realized that lay millions of dollars for “slavery reparations” to only one race of people who were never slaves is a huge and illegal act and a criminal misuse of tax dollars.

The northern suburb passed rules more than three years ago to become the first bleeding-heart, left-wing enclave to agree to dole out tax dollars to blacks because of something that ended more than 150 years ago.

But some white residents are miffed because tax dollars are being used for an expressly race-based purpose in violation of every American ideal that taxes are supposed to be spent equally among the citizens and for things that are best for all, not just best for one race of people.

Per the Daily Mail:

A conservative activist group, Judicial Watch, has filed a legal challenge to Evanston’s controversial $20 million program, claiming that it discriminates against non-black people – including whites, Hispanics and Asians – as they are ineligible for the $25,000 (£19,600) handouts.

To qualify for this extraordinary largesse, recipients must be black Americans – or their direct descendants – who lived in Evanston as adults between 1919 and 1969, the year when the town finally ended what it admits was an official policy of ‘racial segregation’ in housing. The lawsuit also claims that the reparations should be limited to people who can actually prove that they suffered discrimination.

Using money from taxes levied on cannabis businesses – the drug is legal in Michigan – and a special levy on the sale of homes worth more than $1.5 million, Evanston has so far set aside $10 million and paid half of that to 193 residents.

The city claims that it will pay these “reparations” to blacks who can prove they or their relatives lived in the city between 1919 and 1969 and who were “victims” of the housing rules that relegated blacks to one area of the city and prevented them from buying homes in other areas.

But Judicial Watch says that some poor whites were also discriminated against with the housing practices but they are barred from getting reparations because they are white.

The group also says the reparations program is a violation of the Constitution because it is race-based.

They and their backers say the reparations scheme breaches the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, which states all Americans are given equal protection under the law. Ironically, the amendment was added to protect freed slaves after the Civil War.

“This program redistributes tax dollars based on race,” said Judicial Watch president, Tom Fitton. “That’s just a brazen violation of the law.”

He called his civil rights lawsuit a ‘historic defense of our color-blind Constitution’

Exactly right.

This program should be ended. Furthermore, whoever got these “reparations” should be forced to pay them back!

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