Oakland To Give $500 To Certain Families Of Color, Poor Whites Not Eligible

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The city of Oakland, California announced it will start cutting $500 checks with no strings attached to eligible low-income families of color via a pool of money created by private philanthropists from Blue Meridian Partners. Poor whites won’t be eligible.

Why? The city says it’s because whites, on average, make three times the amount of money that families of color make, so whites are excluded, no matter how poor they are.

The Oakland Resilient Families program “is the latest trial of a ‘guaranteed income’ system of wealth distribution, where residents are given a set amount of money per month to supplement the existing social safety net,” according to CNN.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf seems excited to get $500 into the hands of poor families of color. “The poverty we all witness today is not a personal failure, it is a systems failure,” Schaaf said in a city press release announcing the program. “Guaranteed income is one of the most promising tools for systems change, racial equity and economic mobility we’ve seen in decades.”

The pilot program is set to last 18 months and will include 600 families. The city says this program is for black, indigenous and people of color with low incomes and at least one child under 18, “regardless of documentation status.” Families making $59,000 or lower are defined by the city as low income. Half of the program spots will go to families making about $30,000 a year.

Poor white families need not apply.


Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

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Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. This woman is an unmitigated moron. A ditz. Gee, let’s try socialism, cause it’s worked so well over the last 100 years. Forget about the 200 million plus that had to go. The price of progress.
    The “Big One” can’t come fast enough. We’ll see how long Libby can tread water.

  2. I wonder how long before the Communist Congress starts up Internment Camps again, but this time they’ll try to round up all White Men…….that’s when Civil War II happens….and would end quickly because of sheer numbers!!

  3. I dunno what took Oakland so long…Evanston, IL beat them to the punch…bowl.
    Evanston announced a week ago or so they have a punch bowl filled with $400,000 to distribute for slavery reparations. I think that makes the 8-1 voting city council of Evanston EVEN BETTER people that the mayor of Oakland.
    Share the love I always say.

  4. So it’s basically welfare…because that’s brought people out of poverty every time that’s been tried.

    I imagine these people have no clue it’s about morality solving the problem…not money.

  5. This is amazing. Anyone who denies Socialism exists in the US is a moron. Government legislating racism. Dictating what we should think, and telling us we are evil if we disagree. Amazing! How long until the silent majority erupts?

  6. its all good. its the Cali Bay area way to keep the barbarians away from Santa Clara, where cops make six figure salaries with full retirement benefits at 50 years old.

    there is no crime in santa clara, because they send money across town to keep the barbarians away.

    if there is a God, a big earthquake should fix everything. clean it all up. i guess.

  7. It’s always amazed me that liberals are always ready to give money away to inner city blacks but never do you hear they want to assist poor whites such as those in Appalachia. That is a huge swath of land with many, many poor folks. Wrong color is the only thing that comes to mind.
    Even the elitists made sure to ignore the movie, Hillbilly Elegy, based on JD Vance’s outstanding book depicting his childhood growing up in Appalachia. They complained there were no blacks in it.

  8. It is a policy failure. A policy that pays people not to work, to procreate without the ability to afford a child, a system that financially punishes you if do try to better yourself and leave the system. Sadly, that is not what the Mayor was referencing at all.

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