The Republicans are mocking U.S. President Joe Biden by giving him a “Hip-Hop” nickname.
In a borderline racist microaggression, Conservative GOP members and MAGA Maniacs dubbed the duly elected president of the United States “Moneybagg Joe,” after he signed into action the $1.9 trillion stimulus package.
According to reports, the relief plan will give close to $10 billion in aid for homeowners’ mortgages, $25 billion in emergency rental assistance, $1,400 in the third round of stimmy checks, and will give cities and states $350 billion for help because their tax revenues were at an all-time low.
The GOP believes that this was excessive and all voted against it in the Senate.
But how is giving him the nickname a racial microaggression?
Consider they pulled it from the name of the popular rapper and ex-boyfriend of Megan Thee Stallion, Moneybagg Yo.
First, consider the “Yo … Yo … Yo” association with Blacks and Hip-Hop, often used as a form of “homeboyism” meant to demean.
Moneybagg Joe signing the American Rescue Plan with no Republican support. pic.twitter.com/LoMPrCT0N6
— Sergio (@SergioVengeance) March 11, 2021
— D'Eric Watson (@DEricWatson) March 12, 2021
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Then consider that the relief plan is seen as a form of “welfare” that’s helping poor Blacks (though that’s not at all what it is). Trumpians are blasting their Twitter trumpets with derogatory images.
But surely, some people of color don’t see anything wrong with the term and are joining in.
Run it up pic.twitter.com/7PPp9A06T2
— La'Bradford (@IIBradford) March 12, 2021
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— professor Xtc🇨🇩 (@professorXtc) March 11, 2021
— Josh (@joshlegroscon) March 12, 2021
— Kennedy 👑 (@Dyme_2u) March 12, 2021
The truth is, while many think that this is just a come up for people who are just looking for a little extra cash … there are many who really need it and will benefit from the support.
$5 billion will go to farmers of color who are suffering from systemic discrimination in a poor economy.
To qualify, you have to make under $75,000 a year or as a couple $150,000.