HBO’s “Real Time” host Bill Maher recently addressed San Francisco’s outrageous reparations plan, which suggests giving Black residents $5 million each.
Along with panelists Andrew Yang and Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Maher discussed the irrationality of this proposal and the current state of chaos on college campuses.
San Francisco’s lack of a slavery history and the significant financial burden on the remaining citizens ($600,000 each) were among the points Maher raised.
Even Yang, a universal basic income advocate, expressed disbelief at the plan’s extremity. The panel agreed that many politicians prioritize political statements and social media outrage over genuinely helping the American people.
Maher also mentioned the recent Stanford University incident, where progressive law students disrupted a lecture by Trump-appointed federal Judge Kyle Duncan.
Instead of defending free speech, Tirien Steinbach, the law school’s dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion, sided with the protesters.
Slotkin maintained that campuses should promote free speech, but criticized Judge Duncan for not persevering through the chaos.
Maher argued that continuing the lecture was nearly impossible due to the disturbance, expressing disappointment in Steinbach’s support for the protesters over the speaker.
Additionally, Maher questioned the University of Michigan’s employment of 142 diversity, equity, and inclusion staff members, wondering if this had become a self-perpetuating industry.
While Slotkin defended the practice, Maher remained unconvinced.