Followup Questions for Prof. Dyson

Regarding his thinking about ‘individual reparation accounts’ described here.  Per one quote ” . . .  to cite your example from the book, paying “the black person who cuts your grass double what you might ordinarily pay.”

  1. I assume as a professor at a leading educational institution you are paid fairly for your talents.  Should you be paid 2x, or some multiple, as part of Georgetown’s reparations?
  2. If not, why not?  Is it because your current salary is sufficient?  Otherwise, what is the salary cutoff reparations/no-reparations?  Is it a sliding scale?
  3. If yes to question 1, would this lead to you being 2x an equivalent white female professor?  Should she accept this inequality across gender?  If yes, does that mean race trumps gender as some sort of yardstick for equality?  If no, how to resolve the inequity?

No need to persuade, I guess

USA Today reporting secretive plans for anti-trump protests at the Super Bowl.  This struck me as inefficient.  This is unlikely to persuade people, especially a large number of NFL fans.  So why bother?  It hit me today is that the protesters likely see no need to persuade.  They are aligned with progressive causes, History is moving in their favor, and they are self-identifying as members of the future.  It is all about ego.