Yesterday, I endorsed Ta-Nehisi Coates’ celebrated call for reparations to the descendants of American slaves. Modeled upon the Indian casino idea, I propose that those who can document, say, that at least half of their ancestors in 1860 were slaves in the United States can partake of a legal monopoly on the growing, wholesaling, and retailing of marijuana granted to authentic descendants of American black slaves.
I pointed out that, while no doubt, East Asian go-getters fresh off the plane would be more efficient at keeping America high, selling marijuana is one of those businesses where bad is good. The more the lackadaisical businesspeople get high on their own supply and fail to deliver crackerjack service, the better for the country.
But the window of time is closing on TNC to endorse my idea before hard-charging East Asian immigrants permanently squeeze the American black man out of his legacy. For example, from today’s South China Morning Post:
Raids were part of an investigation that began in 2014, when police began to notice down payments on houses financed by wire transfers mainly from Fujian Province, on China’s southeast coast
PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 April, 2018, 8:55am
The raids culminated a months-long investigation focusing on dozens of Chinese nationals who bought homes in seven California counties.
Most of the buyers were in the country legally and were not arrested as authorities investigate if they were indebted to Chinese gangs and forced into the work, US Attorney McGregor Scott said.
Much of the pot was shipped to Georgia, Illinois, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania through Atlanta, Chicago and New York City, he said.
The drug is legal in California but requires permits to grow and can’t be sent across state lines. It is still banned by the US government.
Black-market pot-growing houses have proliferated in the inland California region where authorities carried out the raids, and many of them were traced to Chinese criminal organisations from the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-2000s, Scott said.
Before it’s too late.[Comment at Unz.com]