Denver City Council member Candi CdeBaca, who is reportedly running for re-election, has suggested that white-owned businesses should be taxed at a higher rate than black-owned businesses, and that this revenue should then be given directly to black-owned businesses.
Her apparent justification for this is that white people have built what they have on "stolen land, stolen labor, and stolen resources."
"In fact, my opponent here mentioned five points and corridor, and what has happened to our businesses. They're part of what has catalyzed that exponential decimation of black businesses is the five points BID, [which stands for] Business Improvement District, which further steals from the community through taxation."
She continued: "And I think there's a model that could be redistributed instead of a big collecting extra taxation from the black and brown businesses that are struggling. You could be collecting extra taxes from white businesses all over the city."