Liberal activists are demanding that the state of California pay millions of dollars to each Black resident in reparations for slavery and “subsequent discrimination” at a local hearing. The committee was listening to public comments and recommendations to submit to the California Legislature.
The protesters dismissed the current reparations task force proposals as insufficient, and called for significantly higher amounts, ranging from $5 million to $200 million per person. The committee consulted five economists and policy experts to arrive at a preliminary estimate in March that the California reparations plan could cost the state more than $800 billion.
New reparations proposal at the California Assembly Task Force:
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The latest proposal outlines methods California could calculate how much money African American residents have lost since 1850 through today due to discrimination, but radicals say it is still insufficient.
The task force committee suggests dollar amounts that have been lost for specific types of racial discrimination and indicates that those amounts should be paid back to Black residents.
For example, losing $2,352 per person per year of California residence for the over-policing of Black communities, $3,366 per person per year of residence for “discriminatory lending and zoning,” $13,619 per person per year of residence for “injustices and discrimination in health” and $77,000 per person for Black-owned business losses and devaluations.
The committee also urges in its latest documents that eligible African American Californians receive cash “down payments” as soon as possible while waiting for the full amount of money loss due to racism and slavery to be calculated.
Woke speakers at the meeting criticized the current proposal as inadequate and called for more money to be provided. They argue that $1.2 million is nowhere near enough and want direct cash payments like the stimulus checks that were sent out.
A Black person who has lived in California for their whole life, until at least age 71, could potentially receive more than $1.2 million in lifetime restitution. The city of San Francisco is also weighing its own reparations proposals at the local level, including a proposal to dole out $5 million each to qualifying African American residents.
It’s unclear how California would afford to pay millions of dollars to each eligible Black resident considering the state has twice the debt of any other state in the U.S. despite being the most populated.