California considering reparations for slavery

October 2, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom

The state of California will consider issuing reparations for slavery to black residents. Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a bill into law on Wednesday that will create a task force to study the matter.

AB 312, authored by Assemblywoman Shirly Weber (D-San Diego), establishes a first-in-the-nation task force that will inform Californians about slavery, explore ways the state might provide reparations and make recommendations on doing so.

The task force will have a total of nine members, five of whom will be appointed by the governor. The state Senate president pro tempore and the Assembly speaker will each appoint two members to the task force.

“As a nation, we can only truly thrive when every one of us has the opportunity to thrive. Our painful history of slavery has evolved into structural racism and bias built into and permeating throughout our democratic and economic situations,” Newsom said in a statement. “California’s rich diversity is our greatest asset, and we won’t turn away from this moment to make right the discrimination and disadvantages that black Californians and people of color still face. While there is still so much work to do to unravel this legacy, these pieces of legislation are important steps in the right direction to building a more inclusive and equitable future for all.”

In addition to signing the bill on studying reparations, Newsom also signed into law on Wednesday legislation that aims to eliminate discrimination in jury selection. The governor also signed a bill that prohibits the use of race, ethnicity and national origin to seek or obtain convictions or to impose sentences.


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Boris

This is just an election strategy. Dems want the black vote. We’re going to study how to give you money, but you need to vote us into office. Then we’ll study it, then study it some more, then you get……..nothing. Thanks for the vote.


J-Man

I heard rumors of Hawaii jumping on this bandwagon too, lol


coronet blue

So who is next? Native Americans? Women? Every minority that has ever been discriminated against; Irish, Chinese, Germans, etc?

Try to fix every problem with money, that’s the American way, never ask anyone to change their behavior.


derasmus

There isn’t enough money in the cosmos to pay all of these reparations.


My father used to say, “don’t just apologize, fix it”


The US has been paying money and apologizing for its past sins for a century and it will never be enough.


We need to move on with a better, enlightened society.


Stop apologizing (paying penance) and fix the problem.


Slosum

Reparations. We’ve been doing it for over 50 years. It’s called Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society”; He figured if he threw some money at the black community he could get their vote. He was right. And the black community has been paying for it every since. Ruined families. Dependency. Drugs. And no self motivation to get off the Democrat plantation. Hopefully we are all seeing the light shining on these evil and inhumane socialist “solutions” to society’s ills.


Jorge Estrada

All Californians should get reparation dollars for having to listen to this political campaign and worst having to fund it.


Fleet

Eventually the only residents of the Communist Republic of California will be the ones getting free stuff. All the people that work their butt off and pay taxes will have moved to another state.


aft50s

This could be a great investment opportunity… ancestory.com (ACOM).

There will be a rush to establish eligibility for the latest source of “free money”.

Just pointing out the obvious.


womanwhohasbeenthere

So if we are going to pay money to people for something that ended 155 years ago, and never occurred in this state, maybe we should make the people responsible pay for it. O wait a minute, they are all dead! So, the descendants of slave holders should pay the descendants of slaves money – well, since that would be hard to trace, let’s make everyone, regardless of how long their family has been in the USA, pay descendants of slaves money. Typical liberal solution – throw someone else’s money at a “problem” in order to feel good about “doing something.”


Rambunctious

I’m sure Newsome has no idea that CA was not a confederate state…