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% in taxes.
Meanwhile, a married white family would pay an extra 4% and a non-straight white person would pay 3.5% more.
The extra money would be redistributed to minorities in a form of reparations for past and current struggles.