California Talks Reparations…and the Numbers are Skyrocketing

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California is pulling the ultimate liberal move. Rather than expecting everyone to make money so that they can make ends meet, they want to offer reparations to Black residents of the state.

According to the committee that was created, the State of California Reparations Task Force, Black residents were disproportionately impacted by housing policies between 1933 and 1977. It has been estimated that this cost them around $5,000 per year.

That could easily fetch Black Californians around $100,000 or more in reparations – quite an impressive paycheck when you think about it.

Oh, but it doesn’t stop there. Discriminatory housing is just one of five areas where Black residents could be compensated. The other four areas include:

  • Health care
  • Devaluation of black businesses
  • Unjust property seizures
  • Mass incarceration

Many believe that there has been systemic discrimination going on for decades – and the task force is committed to fixing it all by handing out checks.

And this plan could end up costing the state $500 billion or more by the time all is said and done if it actually gets approved.

When the task force held a meeting in San Diego to seek comments from the public, we learned that some are greedier than others.

Right now, it’s being estimated that Black Californians could be eligible to receive up to $223,200 00 and that’s per person. If there are two individuals in a single household who qualify, it would be close to half a million dollars.

One activist, identifying himself as Reverend Tony Pierce, said that it’s not enough money. He went on to say that there shouldn’t be any residency requirements, either.

He exclaimed, “Damages certainly have to go back to slavery. We’re talking compensation that goes back to slavery.”

There’s one obvious problem with all of this. No one who would be receiving reparations was ever involved in slavery. Not a single one. And yet, California is still moving forward with the idea of reparations.

When do we draw the line and say that is part of our HISTORY and that we’re moving forward? We could give reparations, but it won’t really change anything.

Just look at the various universal basic income programs that have been tested out. People were given tens of thousands of dollars for free as a way to improve their living situation and nothing changed.

We have to stop spending this kind of money.

And if California truly moves forward and approves reparations, there’s no telling what the ripple effect will be across the country.