Descendants Of Slaves In California To Receive $223,200 Each In Slavery Reparations

In California, a task force was established to develop suggestions for reparations for slavery. Now, the descendants of slaves in California are set to receive $223,200 each in slavery reparations.

Descendants Of Slaves In California To Receive $223,200 Each In Slavery Reparations

According to a California reparations committee, each descendant of a slave in the state should receive $223,200 in damages for “housing discrimination.”

Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, established the nine-person Reparations Task Force as part of the nation’s biggest-ever attempt to handle slavery reparations.

Housing discrimination has been a priority of the California task force; per the New York Times, it would require around $569 billion to make up for the hardships experienced by the 2.5 million Black Californians between 1933 and 1977.

That is more than the $512.8 billion California spent on education, healthcare, higher education, infrastructure, policing, and incarceration in 2021.

However, the panel is still debating how payments should be provided; some have recommended housing and tuition allowances, while others have proposed cash.

Four more factors for reparations have been identified by the task force: mass incarceration, unfair property seizures, devaluation of Black-owned businesses, and health care.

It must deliver its final recommendations to the Legislature by June 2023.

Following meetings held across the state with individuals of Black communities to adequately comprehend the economic effects of slavery, they made their estimates.

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A reparations committee in California has suggested that descendants of slaves in the state should be compensated $223,200 each for ‘housing discrimination’ suffered
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Kamilah Moore is chair of the California Reparations Task Force (left) and Dr. Amos C. Brown (right) is vice-chair. California Reparations Task Force listen to public input on reparations at the California Science Center in Los Angeles in September

‘We are looking at reparations on a scale that is the largest since Reconstruction,’ task force member Jovan Scott Lewis, a Berkeley professor, told the Times.

Russell City, a former settlement that formerly stood close to the San Francisco coastline and offered refuge to Black families escaping persecution in the Deep South, is one instance of housing discrimination the task force has taken into consideration.

People who once resided in Russell City, which has since been bulldozed, informed the task force that their neighborhood was converted into an industrial park and that its residents were evicted.

Monique Henderson-Ford, a previous occupant, told the Times that she received $2,200 for her house, less than a third of what she spent for it.

‘Imagine if the houses were still here,’ she said. ‘We would all be sitting on a fortune.’

According to the most recent Federal Reserve Board Survey of Consumer Finances, Black households in the US had a median worth of $24,100, compared to white households’ median wealth of $188,200, the Times stated.

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One example of housing discrimination that the task force has considered is Russell City, a city that once existed near the San Francisco shoreline. Pictured is a mural in what was Russell City
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The task force was told by people that lived in Russell City of how it was bulldozed to give way to an industrial plant and residents were not properly reimbursed
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‘We are looking at reparations on a scale that is the largest since Reconstruction,’ task force member Jovan Scott Lewis, a professor at Berkeley told the Times
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In September 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom signs into law a bill that establishes a task force to come up with recommendations on how to give reparations to Black Americans

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A bill that would have prolonged its life was vetoed by Newsom following a task force meeting in September.

Reggie Jones-Sawyer, a member of the task committee and of the Assembly, sponsored the bill that would have allowed them to continue deliberating until 2024.

Some objected to the plan, but Jones-Sawyer felt it would give opportunity to hear additional testimony.

‘[The bill which would extend] is a betrayal of Black Americans,’ said Tiffany Quarles, a member of the audience during one hearing, CalMatters reported. ‘We’ve been waiting for 400 years. We do not need an extension.’

In September, the task force convened at the California Science Center in South Los Angeles.

In that discussion, it was discussed whether payments should be paid just to residents of California as well as the time period during which harms should be taken into account.

Additionally, it stated that it had been talking to historians about how reparations had been handled in the past, such as following World War II.

Its government website lists mid-December as the date for its upcoming sessions.

The taskforce produced a 500-page report earlier this year explaining the reasons why African Americans who are descended from slaves from the 19th century should get “comprehensive reparations.”

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After a task force meeting in September, Newsom vetoed a bill that would have extended its life. Some objected that allowing it more time to deliberate would delay the payment of reparations
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Advert for a reparations meeting posted by Kamilah V. Moore, Chairperson, California Reparations Task Force
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People line up to speak during a reparations task force meeting at Third Baptist Church in San Francisco in April

Proposed reparations in California’s draft proposal

Estimate the amount black businesses have lost in stolen or destroyed property through ‘racial terror’ and distribute it back to black Californians 


Adopt mandatory curriculum for all teachers to take anti-bias training 
Recruit black educators for K-12 schools 


Provide scholarships to black high school graduates to cover four years of undergraduate at a choice school 


Compensate individuals who were forcibly removed from their homes due to state action, such as park and highway constructions 


Create funding to invest in environmental infrastructure 


Create equal access to parks and national resources in black neighborhoods 


Compensate families who were denied inheritances they would have received if they were white 


Compensate those who have been discriminated and deprived of rightful profits from artistic, creative, athletics, and intellectual endeavors


Raise the minimum wage in predominantly black industries, such as food and agricultural 
Require scaling up the minimum wage for experienced workers 

Create a fund to support black-owned businesses and eliminate licensure barriers that harm black workers

Compensate people whose health has been permanently damaged by anti-black healthcare 
Implement policy to close the racial wealth gap in California

Implement a clear and detailed program to help African Americans obtain reparations 
Establish an Office of African Americans/Freedmen Affairs to help document eligibility and prevent future harm 

Source: California Attorney General Office

2 COMMENTS

  1. Satan’s Jews keep taking from HUMANS (White Christians) and giving to Black Savages that refuse to work!
    The Jews want to turn Niggers into “The New Middle Class” and Whites into “The New Niggers”!
    And since the Whites won’t EVER fight their Jewish “gods”, they’ll become “Niggers”!
    Sad but true!
    Darwin said it;
    “No BALLS, no FUTURE!”

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