Current California residents owned slaves?
Governor Gavin Newsom’s reparations committee will recommend $223,000 per person who is a descendant of slaves.
There are approximately 2.5 million blacks in California.
The total cost for this massive transfer of wealth to people who were never slaves – from a group of people who never owned slaves = $559 BILLION!
The reparations committee is focusing on so-called ‘housing discrimination’ that impacted blacks between 1933 and 1977.
Newsom’s committee has until June 2023 to submit its final recommendation, the Daily Mail reported.
The Daily Mail reported:
A reparations committee in California has suggested that descendants of slaves in the state could be compensated $223,200 each for ‘housing discrimination’.
The nine-member Reparations Task Force was formed by California Governor Gavin Newsom as part of the country’s largest ever effort to address reparations for slavery.
A focus of the California task force has been ‘housing discrimination’ – and it has been estimated that it would cost around $569billion to compensate the 2.5 million Black Californians for setbacks between 1933 and 1977, according to the New York Times.
That is more than California’s $512.8billion expenditure in 2021 – which included funding for schools, hospitals, universities, highways, policing and corrections.
However, discussions are still underway, and the panel is continuing to consider how payments should be made – some suggested tuition and housing grants or cash.
The task force has also identified four other causes for reparations: Mass incarceration, unjust property seizures, devaluation of Black businesses and health care.
It has until June 2023 to submit its final recommendations to the Legislature.