Reparations Happy Hour

A Portland, Oregon con artist has figured out a way to draw attention to himself while lining his pockets with "reparations" donations from guilt-ridden white donors.

"Reparations Happy Hour" is the brainchild or "social justice organizer" Cameron Whitten, who organized the after hours party for black people who are tired of waiting for their 40 acres and a mule -- the oft promised reparations for 200 years of slavery.

It seems white people are lining up to donate $10 each to black people at the party.

The weekly event, which kicked off this week at a Portland neighborhood bar, drew 40 blacks and people of color -- mostly Latinas -- who happily accepted $400 in donations from Caucasian patrons burdened with white guilt.

Whitten, who started the initiative through his new group Brown Hope, said his organization has received thousands of dollars in donations from whites and blacks who hope to see the "reparations" movement take off.

“It’s exactly what it sounds like,” Whitten says. “What I want to do is end the cycle of exploitation. For black, brown, indigenous people you face so many barriers, whether it’s tokenization or straight-up poverty.”

Whitten was recently fired from Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement (probably for embezzlement. Whitten, who is black, he says he is planning to file a lawsuit because he believes racism played a role in his dismissal.

“In Portland in general, when they say ‘people of color’ they mean light-skin, white-passing Asian and Latino,” he explains. “Very often we don’t see black people in charge of things. And we see a lot of anti-blackness.

“This is a hostile environment,” he continued, noting that many of his Black friends have left the area. “They don’t die physically but they leave Portland because they’re not getting what they need to nourish their spirit here."

But not everyone is supportive of Whitten's shameless cash grab from guilt-ridden whites.

One reader on theGrio.com writes:

"I dont [sic] see how this helps anyone. It almost sounds like the whites are keeping them from partying where they want to party by giving the $10 to party over in this so called safe haven. Whats $10. It sounds like a mockery of the real reparations that are owed. Keep your $10 wheres my 40 acre and a mule that was promised. Translation "cut the check"."

 

  • McKay

    Interesting...Good Morning All.

  • Scromes1212

    Giving black people money is not gonna end the cycle smh

  • Scromes1212

    Sandra how you gonna accuse the man of embezzling money lol

  • sunni_daze

    He should hold these across the Country. I aint even mad at him.

  • Dowoop

    Especially $10 measly dollars. I want 40 acres though. They can keep the mule.

  • Dowoop

    40 people came and he gave out $400. I wonder how much money was actually donated because I find it hard to believe it was exactly $400.

  • Blue

    lol

  • Libra80sBaby

    I don't have the energy to decide how I feel about this yet.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • Libra80sBaby

    JEEEEEEEZZZUZ!!! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Libra80sBaby

    You be SO on time wit them good GIFS

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    chile, i be cracking myself up. lol

  • FukkFolks2018

    Any white guilt feeling fukkas here in Raleigh, NC? Asking for a friend. Okay a large marjority of my friends. I wont go, but I know plenty of folks who will go and collect these salty ass white dollars without a second thought. Holla at me if you know mayo guilty folks in 9-1-9. Thanks in advance.

  • KB

    Your response says it all. Everybody should be up voting this....LOL! Thank for giving me a good one this AM ?.

  • Gloria

    ???

  • FukkFolks2018

    I love you

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    "It sounds like a mockery of the real reparations that are owed."

    This was my 1st thought...

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    i love you more.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Yeah that gave me a chuckle! He does kind of remind me of that guy skimming off the top of the student loans at Howard!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I'll take 40 acres, a mule and 40 million (interest). Thank you very much.

  • i troll it like i see it

    This sounds like some Portland OR stuff.

  • NuBeauty

    hahahahahahahaha, you know our 919 Mayos is NOT going to give up anything to us. Please, they walk around here with no guilt in their soul. I swear, i know there is a lot of Mayos in this country that do not like BP BUT THE MAYOS HERE IN NC, ESPECIALLY RALEIGH....IS WHOLE ANOTHER DIFFERENT TYPE MAYOS. Nose in the air, plantation history/money living/having a55es. Lol, telling you....if you can Master/Deal with NC Mayos.....you deal with any pale skin individual, IJS....these mfs here....BOY OH BOY!!! I'm sorry.....the NC affect does something to you mentally....okay im shutting up now, lol

  • Trey

    I want no parts of this foolery...lately thats all I been seeing from my people...

  • puppylove

    Like.... but.... what....why

    People are stupid. How is this reparations? Are all of the yts that ate donating the descendants of slave owners? Are all of the black that are receiving the donations the descendants of slaves? People are stupid.

  • RaginB

    $10 reparations....for YEARS of slavery...who ever participated ignorant af

  • king shun

    they paid the black people back with food stamps welfare and prison housing

  • king shun

    begging not cute...Have some damn pride

  • Kayke

    Those things are not specifically for us.

  • FukkFolks2018

    You here with ME? YEEK! But listen. I COSIGN all you said. Raleigh might be straight bc of the black female police chief. She is cool as hell. She would tell ole prune face Nancy (mayor) leave these damn folks ALONE. Bc she did it when they were protesting once already downtown lmao. She was like they not doing NOTHING. SIT DOWN NAN. But the damn Cary mayor would come and shut that shit DOWN you hear me? *snort at the visual*

  • king shun

    we get them by the highest ratio and the hospital bills from so many black people shooting each other

  • Kayke

    The Jews got their reparations because it was Isreal vs Germany.....we will never get ours as they can't pay us back. Colonizers will never set that precedent for 90% of the world to come knocking at their door for payment.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Have some damn pride
    ^^^^^^^^
    You go first.

    Your Irish white ass kin folks still stealing potatoes from the countryside or naw? STFU

  • NuBeauty

    lol, do we really think this country , who target practices on Black individuals....is really going to give any reparations???? LOL....UMMMM...there will be a lot of dead white folks because they will kill themselves before giving us anything....."Not over my white dead a55...I aint giving them sh*t.....they already get food stamps, free Medicaid and we're paying their housing, we are doing enough for them"....SMDH!!! Yes, this is the mentality of our WP here in NC.....probably ours too, lol

  • Kayke

    Please stop with the black hate....the numbers are there and yts lead in all areas. Don't be a parrot.

  • FukkFolks2018

    First food stamp recipient was white. What were they paying her back for?

  • king shun

    her people fighting in the world wars

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *yawn* ...i say 'much ado' ...it's voluntary and non-violent. i just a social experiment with a different twist. at least you an identify the recipient (unlike gofund, Lol!)

  • millz

    ?????? lol laughed out loud literally she’s a mess with these write ups!!!

  • Roxie Moxie

    LOL...right! I quickly thought the same thing.

  • Roxie Moxie

    After I read it I was like, "he played himself". smh So many things can be said about this little shindig.

  • FOR COMMENT

    STUPID

  • Kayke

    We fought in world wars

  • datjerk

    I guess...

  • king shun

    drove trucks in the world wars..the white folks wanted that battle glory for themselves

  • Kayke

    Your intentional ignorance is annoying. Google is your friend....you can start with the 369th Infantry Regimen and educate yourself from there.

  • king shun

    plenty of Irish people who rule this country and how does Irish stealing potatoes help out black folks

  • We Can Do This

    The Jews received a homeland in 1948

  • Roxie Moxie

    Soooooo, what are they doing with these "donations"? Sounds to me like somebody needed some money to pay a bill or two. lol I dunno. It seems that he's the one doing the "exploiting" here as it just looks like he benefited from these "white" resources at some hole in the wall event.

    The concept was there, but he definitely played himself with this one.

  • Phillybruh

    Guess Trump will have to work a little harder too get NK to the table...His administration really needs to learn to shut up. They all but handed them this win, and they couldn't finish.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    You know what....

  • MsPam

    I knew Trump was going to do something stupid so the meeting would be canceled. Trump is going to lead us into Armageddon!

  • MsPam

    Black folks should of ask for reparations from Obama when he was in office.

  • FukkFolks2018

    You said blacks were begging have some pride. Nobody is begging for shit and where was the pride when AGAIN yall were running yall asses through the Irish countryside STEALING potatoes.

  • Kayke

    The agreement I'm speaking of though, was monetary and didn't happen until 1952.

  • MsVAllDay

    This is stupid!

  • king shun

    girl up top need to care about her skin instead of begging folks

  • PLEASEDontTellMe
  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    DAMN!

  • We Can Do This

    Yes, that also. However, a homeland with financial and military support from multiple nations was crucial.

  • Kayke

    Absolutely! They are protected to this day.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    This is not how i imagined reparations being disbursed.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFF!!! It's too early in the morning for your shenanigans Shun!!!

  • WHYJESUSWHY

    this is the most disgusting s&*t I heard all day. More like pathetic!

  • SpillyNillie

    I wanted to say it but you did it for me. Thanks!

  • Quitedeliteful

    You got me CRINE at work!!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • We Can Do This

    Sure do. And what kills me, is when people say blacks should do what the Jews did...right!

  • king shun

    they got the pride when when they formed the IRA and decided that slavery was a choice and they choose freedom

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whatever they give Black Folks they give White Folks 100 times more. -- except for prison..

  • Pitty Patty

    GOT DAMN COONS

  • Quitedeliteful

    My father fought!!! World War II... You know better...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yeah, so much for that Nobel Peace Prize bwahahahaha

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whitten was recently fired from Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement (probably for embezzlement.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Oh my gawd the Shade!!! (snicker...)

  • MissHarlem

    ? this ain't in no way shape or form reparations. This is white guilt party that simple. In any event I'm not blowing my high for this nonsense

  • Quitedeliteful

    So what does Whitten get out of this??? This is so convoluted I can't even wrap my brain around this...

  • king shun

    participated in minor skirmishes never did nothing major or won major battles not being funny its just true..blacks just not good in the field of battle remember during Vietnam black men was shooting and stabbing themselves so they didn't have to fight and one of the biggest slaughters in the civil war and the"saddest events in american military history" was when black troops where sent against Nathan Forrest..i am sorry but we are not a warlike people like the white supremacist

  • BeUtFullSoul

    “It’s exactly what it sounds like,” Whitten says. “What I want to do is end the cycle of exploitation...
    SO, in his OWN words he wants to "end the cycle of exploitation"...exploitation: the ACTION of making Use of and BENEFITING from resources...
    soooo he's basically saying first off that $10 is ENOUGH and secondly, that this is OKAY, that He himSELF is EXPLOITING, us, the PEOPLE!
    I'M so done, NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    yep...every single syllable is the truth.

  • Kemi

    Mmmkay, what about the gentrification and black displacement in Portland? Anything for that? Historically, Portland is embedded in segregation and racism. This is a Mandingo party!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Yeah...so this is offensive and stupid.

  • Kayke

    "During WWI, the 369th spent 191 days in front line trenches, more than any other American unit".... Please stop.
    "They also suffered the most losses of any American regiment with 1,500 casualties" PLEASE.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I mean..im trying to imagine, what did the promotion look like. Did it go out to white people and to black people? Did they get the same flyer? What happened, did you just to the venue stand in the corner and some white man hands you $10?

  • king shun

    WWI trenches where static

  • king shun

    so did my granddad and he drove a truck and got shot

  • Kayke

    It's funny you'd believe blacks were killing themselves before you'd believe that they most likely took friendly fire from the racisr mofos they fought next to.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Drive a truck, crawl through the muck and the mire whatever. Black Men served their country... My dad, thank goodness, did not get shot...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Then you have to pose with said white man like a side show attraction from a carnival...

  • king shun

    why you think so many died ?they cant fight we are a peaceful race war is not our forte ...we dont have a militarized culture like whites and Arabs..if you think these thugs out here shooting folks in the back and killing old folks and kids in drive by mean we are hardcore thats wrong that is a trade mark of cowards...look at how the Mexicans won the race war of southern LA against the black and took over the prison system

  • Kemi

    Thank you... well stated!

  • FukkFolks2018

    decided that slavery was a choice
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Calling you Kanye from here on out.

  • Yoni7

    This is not how this works. This isn't how any of this works.
    So because I'm NOT reading this, can someone tell me that a yt person is actually coming into the event and with all the "guilt and sorrow" of his forefathers giving all the blacks $10? How does that work exactly?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Somebidy needs proactiv asapidy!!...I am not gonna try and wrestla with that otha foolishness....well not ret ni.

  • 70114

    Yasss mam lmao?

  • Yui

    It sounds like it’s not supposed to be taken seriously.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Hell let them have a happy hour like this near me I will get my free 10 bucks so quick lol

  • king shun

    you ask where the Irish get pride from they killed their oppressors

  • Evillene

    I think it is interesting political commentary. I welcome any conversation on reparations. Black people did not receive the promised "40 acres and a mule." Former slaves were not given any retribution or aid. Instead of avenues to independence and prosperity we got Jim Crow. Any time we acquired any measure of wealth or independence, hateful yts would literally burn it down, with no consequence. Even today, yts decry affirmative action -- which only helps the few that can take advantage of it -- as "reverse racism." Our progress has been thwarted at every turn and yet we are blamed because we are stupid, lazy and waiting for a handout.

    Every white person alive today is the beneficiary of intergenerational white privilege and has benefited from the historical and ongoing exclusion of blacks from avenues of opportunity. $10 is just a start...

  • Ni Ni

    lol

  • king shun

    they where stabbing themselves and wounding themselves so they didnt have to fight this is common knowledge

  • Coy little wink

    They all need they azz beat...

    Why are we stuck in here ?

  • Miss Thang

    Why are they making light of reparations?

  • Kayke

    You're full of shiiiit, sir.
    Spewing your opinions as facts. You need a history lesson so bad.....but the "They" in your statement let's me know you're not black or you think you're some "other type of black" and want to remain ignorant and feed your superiority complex. There is no warrior like a black one, bruh.

  • NeverSurprised

    Now I've heard everything.

  • Kayke

    Common knowledge from your truck driving grandpa?.... Source me please.

  • Ni Ni

    If i give you this $10, would you nigras shut the hell up about racism?

  • king shun

    miss lady if that was true we would have never been slaves in the first place....whats your number so i can call you and tell you whats going on

  • NeverSurprised

    Preach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NeverSurprised

    This is not how ANY rational person envisions the concept of reparations.

  • Connie

    DWL!

  • Chele Dogg

    I'll take mine in snapca$h thank u

  • Ryan

    Not even a drop in the bucket compared to the billions over time these demons made off of the backs of slaves in this country. Yes their ancestors are burning in hell but their spawn is walking around benefiting from this evil whether they want to admit it or not. I refuse to read the article cause I can tell that it's foolishness.

  • Kayke

    Thats easy to say without context. Deception played the greatest part in why yts colonized 90% of the world, not sheer strentgh. And ....My number?....have a blessed day.

  • king shun

    read you some books everything not on the net

  • SumthinSweeter

    Is this life? I can't believe what I just read! Smmfh until my eyeballs start to rattle!

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lmaoooooo. You are not black. No matter if true, what your bert cert says.

  • NeverSurprised

    $20,000.00 EACH -- TAX FREE. That was the amount the U.S. paid in reparations to more than 100,000 Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in WWII internment camps. The payments resulted from President Reagan's implementation of the 1988 Civil Liberties Act.

    https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/08/09/210138278/japanese-internment-redress

    If you think any self-respecting Japanese American who suffered through internment would have stood in line for a damn $10.00 bill as reparation, and happily grinned from ear-to-ear to get it, then you know nothing about a race of people who clearly have more self-respect than the fools at the Reparations Happy Hour.

    Do better, black people. Stop settling for crumbs in life. No one else will respect you if you don't respect yourself.

  • We Can Do This

    Exactly. A mockery of a serious issue. I guess the PTB want to associate reparations with a handout.

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    what confuses me is that PEOPLE are quick to give were IT DOESN'T COUNT! this is such an insult and shows the heart of people today #its45fault #bringoutthecrazy

  • We Can Do This

    We received a new economical ideology called capitalism. Capitalism kept blacks at an unfair advantage out the gates due to the lack of land ownership and valuable resources needed to compete, as well as other crucial necessities.

  • Kayke

    My exact sentiment to you.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Blaque!!! you better not put that image in my head!!!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    OK you know what LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • Jes

    He's a white troll from TMZ. He was outed on here awhile ago.

  • Anunnaki

    Disgrace, why would black folks show up to this chyt........

  • Trace da Ace

    10 bucks?? For real? This story screams so much fuckery....I just can't....

  • disqus_DxKO3ThTGI

    lmao

  • Kayke

    Thanks, I figured ....I fed this troll a full course meal. Too much time on my hands this morning, I suppose.

  • ??LordHell2TheNaw??

    That wasn't ISH!...smh....Anyway do something for BLACK people only. Our experience can not be compared to anyone else's.

  • Waya Hedia

    40 ounces and a mule!

  • SpiceGirl

    can you say....ON POINT! LMBO

  • Waya Hedia

    "POC" is a highly offensive term. I've never, ever seen ANYONE 'without color'.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    POC is a polite way of saying "other".

  • none yubiz

    England was chopping up men, woman and children with no mercy. Back in the 1880s when waves of Irish immigrants were coming off the boats, the Irish were the most despised. The newspapers described them as poor,disease-ridden drunkards. They deemed them a threat to job stability and their presence put a strain on welfare budgets. They practiced a foreign religion and pledged allegiance to a foreign leader. They brought crime and were accused of being rapists. (sound familiar) However, the shifted focus towards the brown and black skin allowed the Irish the opportunity to assimilate into this American culture that wanted to badly put their asses back on the boat to send them back home. As always, the American yt man found use for them.

  • Waya Hedia

    It isn't polite and it is offensive. just sayin'. Can't have things both ways.

    Perhaps it is time we stop with all the labels in the first place. No one can change the lineage they were born into.

  • Kita Williams

    THE WHOLE ASS WORLD FOR THEY NOSEYNESS AND ANIMALISTIC TERRORISM OF COLONIZING OTHER COUNTRIES!!!! We already broke, the U.S of A would never

  • none yubiz

    Oh and I forgot to add that the Irish gained mainstream acceptance by dishing out the same bigotry that was inflicted on them...and be clear, they ain't kill shit...yeah they dropped a few hundred bodies but Britain GRANTED the Irish political rights after CENTURIES of abuse, murder and denial so there you have it..

  • SweetTEE

    Thats a girl?

  • Kayke

    Exactly. There has been a group of caribbean nation (Caricom) suing the British throne for colonization for years now with no avail....it's never going to happen. They'd owe the world.

  • My 2 boys

    My thoughts exactly ?????

  • TVJunkie

    "Make it enough!" Lmaooo!!!

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    $10 dollars is not worth 40 acres and a mule. This is kinda weird. It seems like hes mocking and making a joke about reparations.

  • Rico768

    stupid and makes a joke out of the real crusade for reparations
    funny its always us brining down us

  • Trace da Ace

    #truth...hell cause even "white people" are not actually "white"....they range from light pink to burnt orange.....jus saying...

  • Rico768

    girl in pic has a serious case of HPV on the face..

  • Shani

    They up there skinnin and grinnin for $10??? They should be shamed!!

  • Mister Fantastic

    #CringeWorthy

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Somebody needs a DERMATOLOGIST. STAT.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Yes, she is!

  • Dun Dilly

    stop playing

  • Kita Williams

    what an accurate breakdown of systemic oppression

  • Logan Roberts

    I'm embarrassed and I don't even live there. Shyt $10? I don't even ask my man for $10 for lunch money. Thanks for help proving the saying that black folks love something free.

  • IamAllnatural

    I thought that was a dude!

  • IamAllnatural

    This is beyond weird!

  • CocoBabe88

    If blacks want reparations they need to pay a visit to the Prime Minister's of Congo, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast...you get the point.

  • Marlika

    He needs to take some of dem funds and go see a dermatologist with his phucked up spotty ass skin!??

  • Evillene

    Not all of us were sold away. Some of us were stolen.

  • MythCalledLove

    Find them two!! If that's your people block their number, ban them from the annual cookout. Better yet wipe them off the family tree. We can't save them all. Somebody ask isn't that your cousin?.. Just don't even try to explain.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    my sentiments exactly ..

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    and it still ain't enough OK ! lmfao !

  • CocoBabe88

    Yep stolen by the people who sold you lol.

  • ImWoke

    This story is laughable. What is $10? Gas money?

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    How come every time I sign off, I got to resign back onto disqus or however you say it. Is this happening to anyone else?

  • plebian
  • disqus_ZCQ0tT0rTr

    How can you debase yourself to the level where one, on either side of this coin, would participate in such ridiculousness. I'd be embarrassed if I was doing the drinking or putting money in the tip jar. Jesus Christ.

  • disqus_ZCQ0tT0rTr

    Well, reparations is a joke, so maybe you're making the point for him.

  • Karen Brady

    black people who are tired of waiting for their 40 acres and a mule

  • Karen Brady

    CRINE