Posted on March 18, 2024

Ex-MSNBC Host, Podcasters Agree Black People Shouldn’t Have to Pay Taxes

Lindsay Kornick, Fox News, March 15, 2024

Former MSNBC host Tiffany Cross, political advocate Angela Rye and former Democrat politician Andrew Gillum entertained the idea that Black people should be exempt from taxes as reparations on the “Native Land Podcast” Monday.

The three discussed actor Terrence Howard reportedly claiming it is “immoral for the United States government to charge taxes to the descendants of slaves” while being ordered to pay $903,115 in back taxes, penalties and interest.

While they recognized the unrealistic possibility of such a policy, Cross claimed that “this brother was making a legitimate point.”

She said, “We have never been paid. We have never had any reparations. We’ve never seen the benefits.”

“I don’t know how we would make this happen, but I would be completely down for some sort of policy that says, ‘Yes, you are exempt from paying taxes,'” Cross said.

Cross also remarked that “when you consider the wealth that Black people created for this country,” they are owed some compensation for making the U.S. a “superpower.”


The podcast also focused on tax evasion, with the three insisting that most of the people arrested for the crime are Black.

“I can only think of tax evasion cases where Black people are criminally prosecuted. I can’t think of no White folks, can y’all?” Rye asked.