Here's another wrong that can be righted by "Reparations"--and should be!
For the past decade or so the U.S. Left has strongly supported the idea of government (taxpayer-funded) payments to blacks as "reparations" for the mistreatment of their ancestors. The Council agrees with that, but believes that an equal wrong should be "repaired" first.
This is the huge eevil in which Dutch "settlers"--there's the first problem right there--bought Manhattan Island from the Canarsee tribe for iron kettles, axes, knives and cloth. The claimed value of the goods provided seems to have been around $24 or so.
The disparity in the value of the consideration in this transaction is prima facie evidence of fraud.
As such, it represents a great wrong done to an innocent party by eevil Europeans, one which needs to be set right before addressing the much later wrong done to ancestors of current African-Americans.
So...New Yorkers who support the laudable idea of reparations to blacks: since the Left is all about being consistent in their application of principles, we have no doubt you want to be consistent. Accordingly, the Council has concluded that you can do this by deeding the entire island--with improvements--back to Native Americans. Of course since the latter also want to be fair, you can continue to live in your current residence for many years to come. The rent may be doubled, and taxes will definitely be doubled, but that won't be a problem because you're all filthy-rich.
So let us hear from you. If you support the idea of reparations this should be a no-brainer. Act fast, because the first 150 residents to sign on will have their rents frozen at current levels until 2020.
Celebrities who support this policy: Alec Baldwin, Miley Cyrus, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. Jackson, Barack H. Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Huma Abedin, Lady Gaga, thousands of others. Oh wait...