White Men Should Pay 5% Extra In Taxes Because They’re Privileged

White Men Should Pay 5% Extra In Taxes Because They’re Privileged, by Amber Randall.

White people should pay extra taxes because they are more privileged, an op-ed at Wesplain argues.

The article, titled, “It’s Time for White People to Pay for Privilege: The Equality Tax,”argues that all minorities face economic disadvantages.

“Racist employers, a disproportionate targeting of minorities by law enforcement, racial wage gaps, poor inner city schools; these all contribute to what is an undeniable reality for minorities,” the article claims.

To fix this, white people should pay a higher tax to make up for their privilege. The writer suggests a five percent tax to start with. A single white man should pay a five percent “equality tax,” while a single white woman would only pay 4.5 percent in the “equality tax.” …

The article acknowledges that white people might be upset about a privilege tax.

“We must continue to voice our opinion, especially in this racist, misogynistic environment post-Trump. They must understand that their economic success was only made possible by the blood and sweat of minorities,” the article finishes.

Why stop at 5%? After all, when the income tax was introduced in the US the rate was 3% and it only hit the rich.

This is the logical consequence of the racism and sexism inherent in identity politics.

I knew a feminist in Australia who seriously reckoned men should pay more tax than women. (Btw, she had been over-promoted to a job in the federal bureaucracy that she would never have never got on individual merit, but got because of affirmative action, IMHO.)

hat-tip Stephen Neil