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Denver City Council Member Candi CdeBaca Wants to Tax White-Owned Businesses as a Form of Reparations

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During a public forum, Denver City Council District 9 representative Candi CdeBaca proposed collecting “extra taxes from white-led businesses all over the city and redistributing them to Black- and brown-owned businesses” as a form of reparations — prompting waves of threatening messages from white nationalists and CdeBaca haters, according to sources close to the councilwoman.

“It’s basically flooded [CdeBaca’s] social media with a bunch of white nationalists,” says a source, noting how most of the vitriol was coming from people who caught wind of CdeBaca’s reparations idea through a tweet on the popular right-wing account “Libs of TikTok.”

The incumbent councilwoman — and self-described Democratic socialist, who’s facing a challenger in the June 6 runoff — was speaking at the…

Chris Perez

2023-05-05 18:23:00

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