June 2, 2021

USA: California Commie Funded Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom On Tuesday Said California Moves Forward With Reparations Plans For African Americans Despite NO SLAVES EVER IN CALIFORNIA

The Hill
written by Marina Pitofsky
Tuesday June 1, 2021

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Tuesday said his state is moving forward with efforts to create “a more equitable and inclusive future for all” at the first meeting of the state’s task force to study proposals for reparations for African Americans.

Newsom last year signed a bill approving the task force that will consider paying reparations for slavery. The statute requires a task force to make recommendations for lawmakers to address the findings by July 2023.

The recommendations are slated to include details on what form of compensation lawmakers should authorize, as well as who should receive those funds.

“With this bill, we’re bringing together some of the best, the brightest minds to chart a path forward, to move to a more equal California,” Newsom, who is facing a recall election later this year, said Tuesday.

Newsom last month appointed five members to the task force, with the four other members appointed by California Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D).

California Attorney General Rob Bonta, who also spoke at Tuesday's meeting, said, “Although the horrors of slavery may have begun in the past, its harms are felt every single day by Black Americans in the present.”

“Yes, there has been progress in this country, but it has been all too uneven, and it has not moved fast enough,” he said. “We must move quickly. How much longer can we wait for justice? How much longer until we are able to truly fulfill the promise of the American dream that all are created equal and endowed with certain unalienable rights?”

California Secretary of State Shirley Weber, who authored the legislation when she was a state assemblywoman, called the first meeting “bittersweet,” coming on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, in which a mob of white attackers killed Black residents and burned down several blocks of a thriving business district known as Black Wall Street.

“This is a bittersweet moment because as we sit here and begin to talk about reparations, we’re ever conscious of the fact that 100 years ago, a massacre occurred in Oklahoma, and this massacre was hid for so many years,” Weber said.

Federal legislation that would create an exploratory commission on reparations for Black Americans was approved in April by a House subcommittee for the first time. It has not received a vote on the House floor.
FrontPage Mag
written by Daniel Greenfield
Wednesday June 2, 2021

California joined the United States as a free state. Its political system was largely dominated by opponents of slavery. Its first senator and the first Republican presidential candidate was John C. Fremont, who made Lincoln seem weak on the slavery question.

But that won't stop California's wokies from pursuing slavery reparations anyway.
A first-in-the-nation task force in California to study and recommend reparations for African Americans held its inaugural meeting Tuesday, launching a two-year process to address the harms of slavery and systemic racism despite the federal government's inaction.

Secretary of State Shirley Weber, who as a state assemblywoman authored the state legislation creating the task force, noted the solemnity of the occasion as well as the opportunity to right a historic wrong that continues today, in the form of large racial disparities in wealth, health and education. African Americans make up just 6% of California's population yet were 30% of an estimated 250,000 people experiencing homelessness who sought help in 2020.
What does that have to do with slavery?

California has plenty of homeless people, most of whom are white or black. You will see very few Asian homeless people.
Critics have said that California did not have slaves as in other states and should not have to study reparations— or pay for it. But Weber said the state is an economic powerhouse that can point the way for a federal government that has been unable to address the issue.
Sure you're technically correct that California didn't have slaves, but it's an economic powerhouse so it has to pay for it anyway.

But don't worry, it's just California Democrats writing checks to themselves at your expense.
UPDATE 6/2/21 at 9:44pm: Added info below.

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