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California Task Force Releases Divisive and Disgraceful Reparations Report

California Task Force Releases Divisive and Disgraceful Reparations Report

All the reparations recommendations will do is permit grifters to continue grifting.

Yesterday, I noted California was poised to commit climate suicide, as green justice policies would revert the Golden State into a barren wasteland.

Not content with mere climate suicide, the policymakers in the state are going full steam ahead with social suicide in the form of a comprehensive reparations plan.

A California task force on reparations – the first of its kind in the nation – is set to release a report on Wednesday outlining several ways to address what it believes to be wrongs committed by the state against Black Americans.

The report calls for expanded voter registration, policies to hold police more accountable in cases of alleged brutality, and recommends the creation of a special office that would, in part, help Black Americans who descended from free or enslaved Black people in the country at the end of the 19th century document their eligibility for financial restitution.

The report, which runs 500 pages, will be the first government-commissioned study on harms against the African American community since the 1968 Kerner Commission report ordered by President Lyndon Johnson, task force Chair Kamilah Moore said.

These progressive plans are senseless, especially in light of the recent diversity move that will endanger the lives of black children.

The California State Senate voted Thursday to end a requirement that students who threaten violence against school officials be reported.

Before the California law was passed, existing law stated that whenever a school official is “attacked, assaulted, or physically threatened by any pupil,” staff was “required to promptly report the incident to specified law enforcement authorities.” The new bill repealed this requirement.

California passed the law just two days after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire on an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killing two adults and 19 children.

…he sponsor of the bill, California State Sen. Steven Bradford, told the Daily Caller, “Our existing system has led to alarming disparities in the type of students who are most likely to suffer these harms. Black students, Latinx students, students of color, and students with disabilities are disproportionately referred to law enforcement, cited, and arrested.”

All the reparations recommendations will do is permit grifters to continue grifting.

[Task force Chair Kamilah] Moore said that a state Office of African American or American Freedmen Affairs could help African American residents file claims and trace their lineage to prove eligibility for individual restitution.

The task force in its draft report also recommends compensating people who were forced out of their homes for construction projects such as parks and highways and general renewal, as happened to San Francisco’s historically Black and once-thriving Fillmore neighborhood.

Unfortunately, the California plan is the template the race activists want to use across the country for the rest of the nation.

The interim report’s recommendations focus on California, but the work taking place in the nation’s largest state is being looked at as a potential model for reparations efforts in other parts of the country and as a way to build momentum for a reparations bill that has been introduced for decades in Congress.

“There’s a history of policies first being championed in California and then being replicated throughout the states and even by the federal government,” task force Chair Kamilah Moore said. “I hope that reparations for African Americans is one of those policy issues that … will reverberate to other states and to the federal level, as well.”

The proposal is being met with a hefty about of skepticism.

It will be interesting to see how excited Californians are about these proposals, given the escalating price of food and gas and the chronic crime and homelessness problems. The state has its election on June 7th, and it may offer a clue as to how satisfied Californians are with the current “utopia.”


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tolerancematters | June 2, 2022 at 11:11 am

This report is referred to as “the first of its kind.” Let’s hope it is also the last of its kind.

Nothing good can come of the movement for reparations.

    ConradCA in reply to tolerancematters. | June 2, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    I disagree. Reparations is a great idea as long as the institution that is most responsible for the oppression of blacks pays. It was the. Democratic Party that fought to keep blacks in slavery, that oppressed blacks once they were freed and trapped them in poverty with LBJ’s war on the poor. Democrats will claim to be black’s best friends, but they need to accept responsibility for their crimes and pay up.

      UnCivilServant in reply to ConradCA. | June 2, 2022 at 2:26 pm

      But they’re not paying, it’s Taxpayer money. And it’s not being doled out for the damage they’ve actually done.

        ConradCA in reply to UnCivilServant. | June 2, 2022 at 6:19 pm

        Just because they want government to pay for their sins doesn’t mean that we can’t demand that the Democratic Party pay.

          ConradCA in reply to ConradCA. | June 2, 2022 at 6:26 pm

          It’s not that this country is ever going to pay these reparations. The purpose is to convince blacks to vote for Democrats.

    CellarDoor in reply to tolerancematters. | June 3, 2022 at 11:27 am

    Policies like this make the feelings towards and the relationships towards black Americans WORSE. Not better. California’s population isn’t old stock white Americans, and even if it was less than 1% of Americans at that time had slaves. It wasn’t a regular person thing, it was a rich person thing. So let’s make people like Ben Affleck, who has actual ties to slavery per his Ancestry pay some of his big Hollywood salary towards this is stop harassing hard working white people who NEVER owned slaves.

      CellarDoor in reply to CellarDoor. | June 3, 2022 at 11:28 am

      Oh no California will make the nation pay… this is just one step to show the rest of the country it should be federal not state wide.

E Howard Hunt | June 2, 2022 at 11:15 am

Instead of cash payments a fortune could be saved by the elimination of middlemen and the utilization of bulk purchase discounts. All eligible victims should be given white Cadillac Escalades, dope, and concierge VD doctors.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to E Howard Hunt. | June 2, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    This country could have saved a fortune and avoided most of the problems we are facing today if they had not started paying blacks stealth reparations and pandering to the blacks back in the 60s after the passage of the so-called Civil Rights Act (1964). That was the beginning of the end that has led us to the deplorable state our country is now in regarding race relations.

    henrybowman in reply to E Howard Hunt. | June 2, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    “All eligible victims should be given white Cadillac Escalades, dope, and concierge VD doctors.”
    Easier: Free crack pipes, and a free supply of fentanyl-laced crack.

texansamurai | June 2, 2022 at 11:26 am

“reparations” is nothing more than the extortion of money from people who don’t owe it and its distribution to those who’ve never earned it


    PODKen in reply to texansamurai. | June 2, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    I’m all for it … UNDER ONE CONDITION … which is once the payoff is complete … they STFU … and it is agreed I owe them absolutely nothing further … neither in money nor consideration of any sort … legal, social, jobs, education, housing or otherwise.

Ann in L.A. | June 2, 2022 at 11:27 am

Discrimination against Asians was once written into the California constitution. Slavery was never part of the California constitution. When do Californians of Asian descent get their reparations?

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Ann in L.A.. | June 2, 2022 at 11:35 am

    How many Asians are demanding them? As far as I know, they went ion with life and are – by and large – successful, have a low crime rate, and keep their neighborhoods nice.

    After quotas, affirmative action, set-asides, relaxed college admissions standards, and Styrofoam majors so they can pretend they earned a degree, they want reparations.

    Channeling mailman: fuck’em.

      Those Japanese who were actually interned and still alive did receive payments from the US Government. Not a bad standard to observe, actually suffered and still alive.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Edward. | June 2, 2022 at 11:46 am

        Show me a single negro black Afro-American Black alive today who was a slave. Show me any white alive today who owned one.

        The reparations to the interned was justified.

        Guardian79 in reply to Edward. | June 2, 2022 at 3:07 pm

        And now, universities like Harvard and Yale and discriminating against them. Asian is a disfavored race in academia now because they are not woke enough and disprove the narrative that people of color can achieve in the U.S.

        henrybowman in reply to Edward. | June 2, 2022 at 7:40 pm

        I believe he’s referring to the Chinese in the railroad era, not the WWII Japanese.

    gonzotx in reply to Ann in L.A.. | June 2, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    They are next no doubt

My Paternal Grandfather was the last of the Grands and Great-Grands to enter the country in 1895. Of course I’d be happy to pay reparations. I think each and every person alive enslaved before 1865 should receive reparations. For anyone else it is just a vote buying scheme by the Socialist/Communist Party.

I’m curious on how the qualifications work in practice. The reparations are being sold to address specific past wrongs committed against a specific class of people. How does someone prove they are a member of the class?

For example being ‘black’ isn’t enough to establish harm. One would need to establish descent from the original group harmed. This of course would widen the potential pool of the class outside CA. Someone who’s ancestors were harmed, let’s say their home was demolished via eminent domain for a freeway, then moved to Florida could demonstrate harm and a valid membership in the class. Will these claims be accepted or rejected? How about recent immigrants from abroad or those who’s ancestors moved recently moved into CA from another State entirely?

Then comes the thorny issue of DNA. If the underlying argument is that the ‘white, cis gendered, hetero normative, patriarchal power structure of the day’ deliberately and maliciously caused harm to members of the class and that harm echoed down the generations so much so that reparations are warranted then proving this ancestry is imperative. Birth certificates and DNA will be required.

Complicating the issue of ancestry will be those who have a genetic links to the oppressor as well as the oppressed. A biracial person descended from both those groups in equal proportion presents a question. If this person is genetically 50% oppressor and 50% oppressed does that cancel out their claim? What if they are 3/4 oppressor and only 1/4 oppressed?

Clearly the idea isn’t going to be tied to any rational basis. It’s another example of gritting on the taxpayer dime. Ironically some of those taxpayers will be funding their own reparations.

    taurus the judge in reply to CommoChief. | June 2, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    Come on Chief

    ” Cast not thy pearls before swine”. There is no application of intelligence and reason to the deliberately foolish and agenda driven.

    “Reparations” was, is and never will be anything but another Marxist wealth redistribution scheme with multiple dividends. It promotes racism ( a necessary tenet of Marxism) while buying a voting block and further strengthening a “victim class” while enriching the chosen.

    If the actual action cannot be defined reasonably in terms of intelligence and factual data- there is no reason to even attempt trying the same with the application/selection of the action. Its self defeating.

      CommoChief in reply to taurus the judge. | June 2, 2022 at 12:29 pm

      Meh. If everyone who advocates for reparations will agree to to STFU forevermore in exchange then I might be open to a discussion on the topic. Of course all the basic problems I raised above would need to be sorted and not ignored. In addition these advocates and beneficiaries would be subject to penalty if they violated their agreement to STFU.

      CA can do what they like. That’s Federalism. Unless and until the voters in CA collectively decide to put a halt to their destructive policies and politics of tribalism they will continue. The rest of us are free to point out the internal inconsistencies, contradictions and general illogic of their chosen course. Eff them, if they don’t like it they can prove me wrong.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to CommoChief. | June 2, 2022 at 1:03 pm

        The ONLY thing I am open to is kick them out of the nest. No more quotas, race-normed test scores, race-based handouts, etc.

        Sink or swim.

        Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas, Condoleezza Rice, et al, will remain the successes they are.

        The ones moaning about “The Man” can keep on sweeping floors, cleaning grease traps, and collecting garbage while they bemoan their fate.

    amwick in reply to CommoChief. | June 2, 2022 at 12:26 pm

    I wish I could find this article, from a few years back.. Basically it said that about 35% of AA men are descendants from a white slave owner. Besides that obvious complication, I thought it was a basic tenant of our legal system that people today are not responsible for the sins of the past..

    Any person alive, who was a slave, deserves reparations. Fine with that.

texansamurai | June 2, 2022 at 12:09 pm

how can people be liable / accountable for the actions of those long-dead?–events that “may” have transpired over a hundred and fifty years ago?–and acts that “may” have been committed by one’s ancestors?–simply absurd

aren’t reparations an effort(or a burden/penalty as the case may be)to somehow coerce individuals alive today into making ammends for others'(long dead)alleged actions?

couldn’t that be considered an “ex post facto” law or penalty?–aren’t those expressly forbidden in our constitution?–am not an expert but seem to remember something along those lines in a constitutional / civics course years ago

We’ve ALREADY PAID more than 20 Trillion dollars in “reparations” in the form of LBJ’s “great society”

Fuck off grifters, if you think you need more than that.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Paul. | June 2, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    Twenty billion in handouts, and billions more in theft, property damage, arson, bodily injury (or worse), in exchange for light or no punishment.

    As I say elsewhere in this thread, [intercourse] them.

I have already pledged one million dollars, cash, to every slave I’ve owned.

Reparations in a nutshell:

Sins of the father: descendents must be held accountable by law for the illegal acts of their predecessors***.

*** Does not apply to the descendents of those who illegally entered the United States. How can you deport kids for what their parents did?

This reminds me of battered spouse syndrome …. with every act of abuse, the promise of trying to “do better” and bribes gets bigger and more desperate. When does the victim finally reject the abusers carefully crafted message of ‘you need/love me’ together with ‘no one else will have you’ … once the Dems have delivered on reparations to buy black loyalty for another election cycle or three, what’s next?

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to MrE. | June 2, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    Variation on that theme. There was some horror film I saw decades ago. The monster / infernal machine / whatever it was, would go out of control unless fed ever-increasing blasts of electrical energy. The close of the film – if memory serves me correctly – has the entire world’s generating capacity being linked up to see if they could over-feed the monster / infernal machine / whatever and kill it.

      I love those old SciFi movies, but don’t remember seeing that one. After years of searching I finally located a movie I saw in the theater one Saturday matinee in 1967. It was marketed then under the name “IT” (IT!). There was no finding the movie among all the listings for Stephen King’s “IT”. Turns out it was a British B&W horror film originally called “The Anger of the Golem” and elsewhere “The Curse of the Golem”. It starred a young Roddy McDowall. Same basic theme – monster turns on it’s creator.

Blacks should pay this country for rescuing their ancestors from the hell of slavery in Africa. If they want reparations they should get them from the Africans who enslaved them.

Reality check, for our woke scolds: 85% of Black Africans live make less than $5.50 per day. They generally live in severe poverty. The average family income for Blacks in the U,.S. is $46,000 per year. Think liberals! It’s really not too hard,. Blacks benefited by living in this country. and have benefited greatly, even during the slave years. In pre-colonial Africa 40% of children never lived to their 5th birthday — Africa was both poor and violent. Blacks should be pleased Lincoln was shot before he could negotiate with Congress in shipping them back to Africa. But, as a tax payer, I would be more than happy to ship every liberal and black back to Africa. The liberals would be in hog heaven groveling before 1.2 billion Africans.

Scott Adams worked it out and found reparations would be negative, blacks paying for the increase in their standard of living over native Africans.

Juris Doctor | June 2, 2022 at 2:03 pm

I did a quick OCR search of the “report.” The “sources” the commision relied on for their facts and analysis are….. wait for it….

1. Nikole Hannah Jones and the 1619 project

2. Ibrim X Kendi

3. The Atlanctic resident race huckster Taneshi Coates.

California had one hell of a lot more Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Irish, etc. forced laborers and indentured servants than they ever had black ones.

Now the wokesters want the descendants of those people to pay windfall bonuses to descendants of black residents of California,,, many of whom were actually freemen in the first place.

But hey, why bother with actual history when you have the woke version?

Any “reparations” money will be as always held by white Democrats to control votes of dependent blacks.

The same white leftists who believe this study, or pushed for or supported this study will be the last people to lift a finger to help “people of color.” They won’t give up their job or a promotion for a POC. They will not help pay out of their own pocket to help a POC in everyday life. In fact, in my experience, they are the most bigoted people I have ever met – condescending and rude to any POC unless it suits their purpose.

RI is already using 10 million of it’s excess COVID grift to pay reparations. They’ve set up the council and put the local head of the NAACP as the chairman for it. What all of the reperatees don’t understand is that the money is probably not tax free. Sure you may get a chunk of cash but you’re going to be handing a piece of it back right to the state and the feds. Money laundering at it’s finest.

Where are the reparations for the Irish for having their men signed up for the Civil War right off the boats so the families could stay in the states? How many families lost their fathers and sons and were left destitute?

California was never a slave state, so how does this make even the slightest amount of sense.

henrybowman | June 2, 2022 at 7:44 pm

We’ve raised a generation of politicians who are positive they know how to tinker with governmental power to fix every problem in the universe.
They do these “experiments” visualizing themselves as Ask Mister Wizard.
But the insane experiments they choose are more suitable for Jackass.

This isn’t really about blacks at all. They’re the sideshow, the real show is enabling election fraud aka “expanded voter registration”.

Propagating contrived and fallacious narratives of perpetual victimhood and perpetual grievance, with callous indifference to their manifestly corrosive and destructive socioeconomic and psychological effects, both within the black community, and, in American society at-large — this is the vile Dumb-o-crats’ stock-in-trade.

thalesofmiletus | June 2, 2022 at 10:53 pm

Remember that Affirmative Action was supposed to be a temporary measure.

This should increase the exodus of residents. There is no way I would live in that dying state.

There is a brand new book out that argues reparations should come from the sale of government assets, not taxes. I review it here:

So what can we expect if this passes? Legions of minorities roaming from state to state hoping to get their 50 slices of pie?