City Council Member Urges That White Business Owners Be Forced to Pay 'Black- and Brown-Owned' Businesses

Businesses sometimes struggle. But a Colorado councilwoman seems to suspect that isn’t the case for Caucasians. A dastardly disparity is afoot; fortunately, she’s found a fix.


Last Thursday, Denver City Council member Candi CdeBaca appeared at the Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance Forum. While there, she made a sizable assertion about capitalism.

As you surely know, capitalism is the freedom to start one’s own business. If you buy peanut butter and bread, you may make and sell peanut butter sandwiches. You’re free to set your own price and discover whether your mix of quality and affordability entices consumers.

Whereas capitalism concerns many small businesses, socialism involves the ultimate big business: government. Under socialism, politicians take charge of all products and means of production; you can’t sell your own sandwiches, and the government decides how much sandwiches and all other goods and services cost — as well as how much all jobs pay.

Despite the above, Candi claims capitalism is “built.” Additionally, liberty is a thief:

“Capitalism was built on stolen land, stolen labor, and stolen resources.”

She concludes the ability to launch one’s own enterprise has resulted in racist harm. Therefore, we must “undo the cumulative impact of generations of that stolen wealth in all of those categories.”

How might that be accomplished? Like so:

“[I]t has to come in the form of land, labor, and resources in an ongoing fashion. … [T]here are structures that we have that could be flipped to begin…reparations.”

Within Denver’s economically-depressed Five Points neighborhood sits a “business improvement district.” Candi sees an opportunity to balance justice’s scales:


“Part of what has catalyzed [the] exponential decimation of black businesses is the Five Points BID — the business improvement district — which further steals from the community through taxation.”

Though she labels taxation as theft, she’s pushing for more taxation. To elevate nonwhites, a lowering of melanin-deficient industrialists hits the spot. And anti-capitalist Candi is pro-capitalism when the owners aren’t Aryan:

“[I] think there’s a model that could be redistributive. Instead of the BID collecting extra taxation from the black and brown businesses that are struggling, you could be collecting those extra taxes from white-led businesses all over the city and redistributing them to black- and brown-owned businesses who are not part of the BID, or who are simply just black- or brown-owned.”

Nationwide, capitalism has contemporarily taken a shellacking. Meanwhile, socialism and communism are taking hold. And reparations are all the rage:

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Councilwoman Candi wants nonwhites granted a living wage — and not just some merely-making-it amount:

“[T]he basic income project could be…an important way that we turn a check to an individual in an ongoing fashion. … we need to go far beyond welfare wages and go to prosperous wages because we don’t want to just survive anymore.”

To be clear:

“[R]eparations’ goal should not be survival. It should be repairing the harm which is this entire economy.”

She’s all about personal ownership — somehow, via government ownership:

“I think when we talk about resources being returned, this is where consumer-owned or municipally-own resources are important — because we are locked out of owning or control over our basic needs like water or utilities or any of those things. There is a way for us to change that structure and put black and brown people in ownership positions over our basic needs.”

Candi’s long been keen on socialism and communism. When she ran for City Council in 2019, she explained as follows:

“I think…we’re in late-phase capitalism and we know it doesn’t work. …  [W]e have to move into something new, and I believe in community ownership of land, labor, resources and distribution of those resources. And whatever that morphs into is…what will serve community the best. And I’m excited to usher it in by any means necessary.”


“By any means necessary” is quite the commitment. Evidently, one of those means is being a racial Robin Hood.



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