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Apparently seeking for re-election, Denver City Council member Candi CdeBaca has reportedly proposed taxing white-owned companies more heavily than black-owned companies and then giving the extra money to black-owned companies.
In a recent TikTok video, CdeBaca argued that the three areas that white people have abused would not be satisfactorily addressed by a one-time payment in the form of reparations.
“In fact, my opponent here mentioned five points and corridor, and what has happened to our businesses. They’re part of what has catalyzed that exponential decimation of black businesses is the five points BID, [which stands for] Business Improvement District, which further steals from the community through taxation.” she said.
“And I think there’s a model that could be redistributed instead of a big collecting extra taxation from the black and brown businesses that are struggling. You could be collecting extra taxes from white businesses all over the city.” she continued.
The council member only mentioned the color of people’s skin as a justification for taxing white-owned companies.