Country’s first black billionaire calls for reparations so America can ‘atone’ for racist history

America’s first black billionaire said people need to “atone” for the country’s history by paying reparations to the nation’s black population.

“Reparations would require the entire country to … admit that the result of slavery has been 200 years of systemic racism, and for that reason, black folks have been denied $13-$15 trillion of wealth, and therefore, we as a country now must atone by paying black people of all stripes — the rich ones, the poor ones, and the middle — out of our pocket,” said Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television.