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California to consider slavery reparations after passing landmark law

California to consider slavery reparations after passing landmark law

California will consider paying reparations to descendants of slaves after it became the first state in the United States to adopt a law to study and develop proposals around the issue. The new law, which Governor Gavin Newsom signed on Wednesday, mandates the creation of a nine-member panel to draft proposals for how the state could provide reparations to African-American descendants of slaves.

SomeGuyWhoDoesThings 3 weeks

Everyone who had deserved a dime due to slavery is long dead. People’s laziness and selection of bad politicians does not entitle them to be paid by taxpayers.

Robert_Clearwater 3 weeks

Gavin Newsom has to be just about one of the worst leaders I've ever heard about. State is on fire, the power is out, arbitrary lockdown measures, a taxpayer exodus, all electric cars in 15 years, but wait let's have 9 people make it their full time job to study and develop a framework for reparations.

Noah PaulOG
Noah PaulOG 3 weeks

To all those people escaping the horrors of New York City and California: please, leave your politics behind.

Bryan_with_a_why 3 weeks

Haha my God how much more can California f*ck things up before it just implodes?

Judi Em
Judi Em 3 weeks

Because they have so much extra cash? The state has NO money. Better up the taxes on those rich celebrities. A LOT.

Drunkin Lephrechaun
Drunkin Lephrechaun 3 weeks

If you leave CA for a red state remember; don’t bring your liberal dumbazz voting practices with you. That’s what screwed CA. up. Last one leaving get the lights! Oh wait, you guys don’t have electricity... never mind.

William 3 weeks

I have heard it all....if reparations are to be paid it should be by the African people whom kidnapped, beat, raped and pillaged thier ancestors and then sold them or traded them for trinkets, gun's, food and ammunition... America didn't invade Africa, certain people barter ed and traded in an open by African let's think...if american people were to go into Africa and start invading the country for harvesting of slave's, that would have been a declaration of war...I can't remember ever having heard of it in any history books

Richard 3 weeks

So the state that had nothing to do with slavery, is going to repay people who were never slaves. Great....

Matt 3 weeks

OK, I'll go with it. I don't think it's a good idea, but it's not my state. Now, once they've determined a benefit, they have to afford it themselves, and not be federally subsidized in areas they pulled resources from to afford this. Over 100 years of developed cities, beautiful land, great climate, global cultural phenomenon ... surely you've capitalized it well, certainly enough to afford reparations. In any case, they can do it themselves.

Pryotra 3 weeks

In California? Where is the money coming from? Almost everyone who had money has left or is leaving.

tim 3 weeks

There going to owe the Chinese a lot of money

None 3 weeks

What about indigenous or irish or the others we had in history

J 3 weeks

Come on now, just shut up and pay your white tax.

Amanda 3 weeks

US paid Japanese Americans reparations. In 1990 awarded $20,000 each. 80,000 claimed for total of $1.6 billion. US paid Aleuts of Alaska. 1988 450 living survivors got $12,000 each. In 1995 further compensation was given. North Carolina to eugenics victims. $10 million agreement. Virginia also started a compensation program for eugenic victims. US paid victims of the Tuskegee experiment. $10 millions' worth of reparations for survivors, the widows, and children. In 1995 a guarantee free lifetime medical care for victims, spouses, and children was added. Florida to the survivors of the Rosewood massacre. In 1994 the state issued $2.1 million to be split amongst survivors. City of Chicago to victims of police torture. $5.5 million, free college, and social services to the 57 survivors. The mayor apologized and public schools study about it in the curricula. So why can't the US pay reparations to now the descendants of those slaves? Especially since those slaves were promised reparations. Whats up? And why do all of you commenting have so much anger and hatred in your hearts? If the government owed any of you money or land, be real you know you would want it and would be throwing fits until you got it. Black people have been pretty damn patient.

Glen 3 weeks

Time to pass out the pacifiers.

IvoryDove 3 weeks

#OverturnReynoldsvSims - If you don't see what it's done, you're not paying attention.

MrLoseddos 3 weeks

Dämnit. I wanted to visit California. Guess I'll keep going to Florida for my vacations.

Scorpio 3 weeks

This state is getting worse and worse. I can't wait to get out.

GreenMachine 3 weeks

With what money?

Shane Olson
Shane Olson 3 weeks

I’m black, give me money. Only 1/2020 but that was enough for Warren.

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