California Considers Giving Black Residents $350K Each in Reparations
California’s reparations task force — the first of its kind in the country — began deliberations this week, determining how much financial compensation to provide to Black residents whose ancestors were enslaved.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) created the task force in 2020. The committee has until July 1 to deliver its final report for the state legislature, recommending how the state can provide reparations to its Black residents.
During the Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals’ public hearing this week, one businessman suggested that Black Californians should get $350,000 in financial compensation — and Black business owners should get an additional $250,000.
“It’s a debt that’s owed, we worked for free,” said Max Fennell, a 35-year-old coffee company owner. “We’re not asking; we’re telling you.”
“The tangibles of what I’m asking for is $350,000 per Black American in California that’s tangible, small business grant $250,000 and land 15-20 acres,” he told the committee.
According to the New York Times, the group’s main focus is to address and atone for “housing discrimination” in the state that occurred between 1933 and 1977. Economic research presented to the panel estimates that the state’s maximum financial liability was about $225,000, meaning that the entire initiative could cost $569 billion.
But California Reparations Task Force Chairwoman Kamilah Moore suggested that the committee’s reparation recommendations will be narrowed.
“In reality, that number would be minimized when you take into account the fact that the task force decided in March that the community of eligibility would be lineage based rather than race based,” Moore said during an interview.
“When you really look at who was really impacted by housing discrimination during that particular time period it most likely won’t be all Black folks,” she said.
Sources: Daily Mail | AP |
19 comments on California Considers Giving Black Residents $350K Each in Reparations
ALL payments NEED to come out of the DNC! The democrats are responsible for slavery after the country was founded!!!!!
NOT the same!! Read a little history on the subject.
Good idea! Now let’s work on the incarcerated Japanese during WWII as well. They lost their homes and businesses II!!! Our neighbor bought a Japanese family home for peanuts because they had to vacate by orders of Roosevelt.
Silly girl. It was revealed after the war that it was proper to do what was done. There were tens of thousands of Japanese who still served the Emperor of Japan. In fact intelligence agents found many had counted off distances in Pearl Harbor to make it easier to hit our ships
The internees that were still living all received $20,000. each from the U.S. Govt from taxpayer funds. I think this took place in the mid 60’s. There is no need to compensate them further. There is also no need to give black people this ridiculous amount of money. There is not a single black person alive in this country who was a slave and not a single person alive who was a slave owner in this country.
Are you kidding me ?? You worked for free !! No you didn’t, your great and your great-grandfathers worked and were provided shelter, and food. You should be thankful your past relatives were brought here and after slavery ended, your relatives were not sent back. You could have been raised in a country where education was little to none, part of tribal people/wars and be far worse than you are now (in your mind). Some of you refuse to better yourselves (like all races) and want free handouts. If you receive that money, it should be in the form of an education and get off food stamps for good. Depend on God and the Bible, and stop using drugs, alcohol, get away from the old crowd who drag you down, and start hanging out with people who have improved themselves and learn from them. It’s time you quit looking back and start looking at the present in what you do have now in opportunities and to the future. Other Blacks, with respect, have pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps. It wasn’t easy for other races when they first came to this land either. Out of hardship & difficulties comes the diamonds of strength, purpose, and respect. Someday, you, like all of us will have to give an account to God. By the way, every person in this country is a slavey, maybe not to another person, but to self-pity, laziness, lying, cheating, stealing, bad thought-life, and some sort of sin. I love Black people, but I don’t feel sorry for those who will not better themselves, not have self-respect, and want something for nothing. You will reap what you sow. You have been brainwashed and “held back by bad government policies the Democrats have established to oppress you” -Dr Ben Carson.
You have been blindly used by the democrats. and in the end, when they are finished with you, they will destroy/kill you. Planned Parenthood’s main goal was to get rid of you, my friends. There was a time the government (democrats) experimented on Black Communities to cause infertility. Please open up your eyes and get educated to what is being done to you.
Bottom line, don’t take handouts, work hard, get an education (preferably at a Christian Institution/college/university), and be proud of yourself. Return back to God and His Word, by faith. He will help you, if you place your trust in Him.
These idiots don’t realize that it was the blacks who sold blacks into slavery. Glad I moved out of Calif. in 1968.
So are we.
Can’t wait until the “BIG ONE” hits CA and removes this stupidity. I had a relative that fought to free them, I should get twice as much.
So people who were never slaves will be given money from people who never owned slaves?
At the time, slavery was legal, not just in the United States, but in many countries, so in reality, no crime has been committed.
Don’t get me wrong, I think slavery is wrong, plain and simple, but I also think these reparations are a bad idea, IMHO.
lol ….what about the whites , asias , natives we deserve more then 350 just for putting up with the crimes we face with every single day and night , from robbery , rape and murder , only in dem nation ….
Before anyone takes any money from me, I want my “debt” to be subtracted from MY reparations. I have Cherokee, Choctaw, and Irish in my heritage. After the government pays me for my ancestors’ mistreatment, then I will subtract that amount from what other ethnic groups think I owe them. Apparently, it doesn’t matter that the mistreatment took place a few centuries ago. Pay me now, because my ancestors, who I never met, suffered. Makes perfect sense. Gotta get those votes in 2024 any way they can. It is stupid.
If that happens look for the flood of people to leave Kalifornia to increase even more. The Gov. will have to tax the illegals to pay for his bs
I hope they do and bankrupt the State of California and when that happens I will stop paying taxes!
Let’s start one for everyone who was murdered by a black person between 1977 and 2022. . How’s that sound
When and where do Native Americans get reparations for having their lands and homes and hunting grounds ripped away from them????? We were here first!!!!
Sorry, but all the white people in California never owned a slave and the black people who are going to flock to that state and the ones already living there have never picked cotton for nothing nor were they slaves. How about the Ivory Coast slavers? These were blacks that captured and enslaved white Europeans back in the day. 100s of thousands it is said historically. My ancestors were white Europeans. Looks like you owe me reparations huh? Those black slavers are the very same ones who helped kidnapped your ancestors and sold them to the whites to take to America, How about we just call it even and you can get a job instead of looting and burning and robbing people of their hard earned money they pay out in taxes so people live Gavin can use it to buy votes.
Of all the races that live in America, it seems that only one make the news every night with shootings, smash and grab and mugging robberies. Why? It’s always someone else’s fault. Now many feel they deserve reparations. Easy money and another handout. It’s a shame because it makes it so terribly hard for members of this race that strive to become valuable members of our society while others can’t understand why they don’t get respect. Dollars for the hungry but not one penny for the greedy.
Not only various ethnic groups like hispanics, asians, irish, slavs, jews, and native americans should get reparations if blacks are going to get that new benefit, but why women too? Women not only lacked the right to vote, serve on a jury and to serve in political office for a lot of american history, but also, I think, lacked property rights, as well as faced discrimination getting various jobs. And why not fat people and short people? I’m sure they’ve faced serious discrimination in employment. Where does it end? The problem with the left is that it never ends with them. If they see something that is supposedly beneficial for society, or at least a chunk of society, they believe the taxpayer should provide it!
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