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California Reparations Panel Approves Payments Up To $1.2 Million Per Black Resident

California Reparations Panel Approves Payments Up To $1.2 Million Per Black Resident

“The nine-member panel called on the state to offer its Black residents a formal apology in addition to the payments.”

We’ve been covering the on-going reparations lunacy in California, and it appears that they have settled on an amount for each qualifying black resident of the state: $1.2 million. This is up from the chair’s original $1 million proposition.

Fox News reports:

The California Reparations Task Force formally recommended that the state offer payments of up to $1.2 million to every qualifying Black resident.

The task force held a public meeting in Oakland, California, on Saturday and voted on the final set of recommendations to be sent to the state’s legislators. The nine-member panel called on the state to offer its Black residents a formal apology in addition to the payments.

. . . . The panel’s recommendation breaks payments down by types of historical discrimination. For instance, Black residents affected by redlining by banks would receive $3,366 for each year they lived in California from the early 1930s to the late 1970s, amounting to up to $148,099.

Similarly, Black residents could receive roughly $2,352 in compensation for over-policing and mass incarceration for each year they lived in California between 1970 and 2020. Those payments could amount to $115,260.

In total, from these and other payments included in the plan, a Black Californian who is 71 years old and has lived in California his entire life could receive up to $1.2 million, according to analysis from the New York Times.


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CommoChief | May 7, 2023 at 3:32 pm

Pass the popcorn!

healthguyfsu | May 7, 2023 at 3:34 pm

Fit them for straitjackets now.

The Gentle Grizzly | May 7, 2023 at 3:39 pm

Tomorrow is Monday, a business day. How many leases for small, light industrial spaces will not be renewed?

    Well, how many of those businesses that don’t renew leases will have their assets seized to pay for this?

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Eric R.. | May 7, 2023 at 6:11 pm

      The first attempt at that answered with gut shots or triple taps to “the authorities” just may set off the overdue civil war.

        DCFlowers in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | May 8, 2023 at 10:37 am

        Relax, relax, relax, Genteel Grizzly. California already has a secret plan, I am sure, to tax reparations at a rate of 110% so that they can finish that underfunded high speed rail project and build habitat for the condors. In the end, this is just another clever tax scheme that gets everybody included in paying their “fair share”.

Fabulous greed. Like virtue signaling, each speaker outdoes the former. In the end, the problems persist or get worse because of pretend solutions. Pay them in Confederate cash.

    henrybowman in reply to oldschooltwentysix. | May 7, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Buckets o’ money. Just buckets!
    As each citizen approaches, they swing the bucket his way, and shower him with… confetti!
    I’ve finally gotten into the right frame of mind to enjoy Clown World!
    Get us all some kettle corn, Dad!

E Howard Hunt | May 7, 2023 at 3:46 pm

It would appear that a 71-year-old black serving a life term in prison for serial murders could collect the full amount for over-policing and mass incarceration.

Pretty sure they will be asking the federal government, that’s us, to foot the bill

And probably will get it one way or another

    User-Name in reply to gonzotx. | May 7, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    That’s what I was thinking. California can wheedle and manipulate somehow to get federal funding for this. I mean … a trillion here, a trillion there from the federal budget doesn’t really make a difference. Wheeee, no spending caps in reality! Just keep spending money on deficit until the Piper finally plays the right tune.

    Personally, I would invert it. For every $1 California pays in “reparations” (read: “bribes” or “extortion”), $1 should be deducted from Federal funds going to the state.

I am six degrees separated from black. Do I qualify?

California is to apologize for NOT being a slave state or territory?

“A Black Californian who is 71 years old and has lived in California his entire life could receive up to $1.2 million”

That’s if it had to be documented. In that case there would only be two or three who would qualify.

But there will not be any verification because that would be discriminatory.

The likelyhood is it will be rubber stamped and half of all the people in Californina will qualify.

    Ah, but you see the State will establish rigid qualifications for applicants, tight and verified when it gets passed into law… then promptly ten minutes later when the State is sued, the Defense will offer a compromise that the judge will enforce, taking all those verification steps away and allowing the morons who vote for this scam to claim “Oh, we did just fine. It was those judges.”

    And there won’t be a U-Haul to rent for out of state travel anywhere in California.

Pay in lottery tickets.

If Free States don’t want to pay for this insanity, a national divorce is the only answer.

henrybowman | May 7, 2023 at 5:46 pm

“The nine-member panel called on the state to offer its Black residents a formal apology in addition to the payments.”
Progressives are masters at apologizing… to themselves.
To their victims… not so much. In fact, never at all.

The world seems to just be getting nuttier and nuttier. If anything like this goes through, you have to think, poor white Californians will be paying extra tax to give money to rich black movie stars who live in California. Sounds legit.

But the world has always been nutty; it just goes through phases and then snaps back. People who could not get out of the East Block their whole lives led really crappy lives in part — and had to pledge their allegiance nevertheless to communism. Or (if in East Germany), you may wind up being tortured in “Bautzen”.

This stupid crap will pass, but I wonder what the next nuttiness is that the Left will dream up in 10 or 15 or 40 years.

It’s funny that all-around arrogant jerk Sunny Hostin of The View is big on reparations. She is just stunningly rich. If this goes nationwide, the poorest white people in Appalachia can pick up deposit cans and then send the money to Sunny. Just lunacy.

great unknown | May 7, 2023 at 6:10 pm

I’m all in favor; in fact, double the amount and make it binding on the California legislature. And pass the popcorn.

    User-Name in reply to great unknown. | May 7, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    Make it a cool billion for each person who a legislator deems to be black. No (humiliating) checking to see whether the person actually has residency in California. In fact, make it as second billion if anyone asks any uncomfortable questions.

    And then come and take the money of all the White Boys who have any extra money. And make them be slaves of black people.

    I’d really buy popcorn for that one.

I would hope that someone or some organization can monitor each and every recipient so we can see how they fare a year from now. My bet is that most of them will be broke again or back on welfare or back on drugs or incarcerated. The whole thing will positively change at most a handful of people. This is going to be a disaster from the moment it starts.

California is my and my wife’s home state. We were both born in the late 50s. Our sons in the 80s. We are white and left the state in 96 to the east coast due to business.

California was never a slave state except in some of the Native American tribes. These tribes held slaves from various people of different races they took hostage. These were later cleared out by the US Army.

No reparations need to be given in any state, county, or city. The Civil War was too costly in people and destruction on both sides that there is nothing needed otherwise. We have no slave owners today and if there are they should be in jail.

I believe that if California pushes through a bill saying a Black can get $1.2M then per the US Law Title 9 that all races are the same then lawyers will be after the same money for all residents of the state during that period. I know I will.

    CommoChief in reply to JG. | May 7, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    The Spanish era of control in CA had some pretty awful policies. The folks kept in peonage and paid a pittance working on the Mission land might disagree, especially once the Missions stopped paying anything to them.

I say: Have a televised spectacle with Oprah Winfrey as the showmaster.

A super-giant stadium will be built to hold all of the black people in California. Then Oprah will anounce that they all get a free car! You get a car, you get a car, you get a car …

Plus they all get gift certificates for a free meal at Red Lobster.

I forgot that Oprah is black too, so she gets a cool million from the taxpayers of California. She can build a few rooms onto one of her gigantic mansions with that money.

California better start planting those money trees. Maybe they can get the illegal immigrants to plant them. They’d work harder than the grifters.

Dejectedhead | May 7, 2023 at 7:06 pm

Legend has it, the million dollar paychecks will be delivered to all black residents via California’s new high speed rail system.

Subotai Bahadur | May 7, 2023 at 7:33 pm

Can anyone in the country “identify” as a black person who has lived in California all of their lives?

Subotai Bahadur

Hilarious !

8 of the 9 members of the “California Reparations Task Force” are black. One appears to be of Japanese ancestry.

Somehow I don’t think their recommendations are going to fly as California is 6.5% black, 15.9% Asian, and 71.1% White/Hispanic.

This appears to be all show and no go. Expect it to quietly fade away once whatever it was meant to distract from does. Also expect it to be resurrected whenever needed, but never get voted on.

    PODKen in reply to Gosport. | May 8, 2023 at 11:21 am

    No … it’s not going away.

    It’s a liberal idea … in a liberal state … with a dictatorial Democrat governor … and with an Assembly and Senate that has an impenetrable super-majority of 4 D’s/1 R in each. If the liberals want it … there’s nobody that can stop it … and once CA has it … so will other states.

    It might get trimmed … but it’s not going away.

I’ve been thinking all day about how to describe an alternative “reparations” program for those who have been VICTIMS of the LACK of policing and appropriate incarceration of criminals, to be financed by those recipients of the proposed reparations who have personally or who have family members who have benefited from such under-policing and failure to prosecute and incarcerate criminals. I think a lot of these black “victims” would find themselves under water.

Not to be too uncharitable, but given the makeup of the task force one can only conclude that their recommendation is a prime example of enlightened self interest.

    Gosport in reply to Gosport. | May 8, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    “On Saturday, a California reparations task force approved a package that, if passed by the legislature, would cost $800 billion, or nearly three times the state’s annual budget.”

    That’s just the give-away money, it doesn’t include funding the massive effort which would be required to administer this farce. Nor the losses to fraud and incompetence.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | May 8, 2023 at 7:22 am

California… a state that was never a slave state, paying people who have never been slaves with money taken from people who never owned slaves.

Does this sum it up correctly?

Next question. Most slave owners were plantation owners. Therefore, wouldn’t it make sense that the current owners of those plantations pay the current slaves on those plantations?

Asking for a friend.

RepublicanRJL | May 8, 2023 at 8:56 am

I’d suggest that people of color who never were slaves give payments to the white people who never fought in the Civil War for the abolishing of slavery.

My pronoun is Attack Helicopter | May 8, 2023 at 9:30 am

Since I am ‘Trans-Black’ and I identify as a 70 year old I’m going to apply.

I never lived in Commiefornia but I FEEL like I lived in Compton so I should be eligible for all those lovely bribes er I mean benefits.

Wish me luck!!

A case of Colt 45 and a pack of Kools, that’s my final offer.

When none of these payments come to pass, I can’t wait for the angry mobs of peaceful demonstrators to descend on wealthy enclaves to collect what is ‘rightfully’ promised but denied by somebody.

California’s recent decision not to pay back some $20 billion borrowed from the federal government to cover unemployment benefits during the pandemic will fall on the shoulders of employers, according to experts.

“The state should have taken care of the loans with the COVID money it received from the government in 2021,” said Marc Joffe, policy analyst at the Cato Institute—a public policy think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C., in a statement to the Epoch Times.

They are just rolling in debt to default on.

I guess it would be politically incorrect to point out that the only slavery in California was when the Spanish controlled it an enslaved the native people who were there before them.

Of course that was before California, Arizona, and New Mexico were taken from Mexico for starting the Mexican American War of 1848.

Photoman42 | May 8, 2023 at 4:45 pm

In this day and age when one can choose their gender, ethnicity, etc. I am declaring that I am no longer a white male. I am a black male and a resident of California even though I don’t really live in that cesspool. Anyway, California please send my reparations check asap.

inspectorudy | May 8, 2023 at 5:24 pm

There are two old sayings that come to mind reading this nonsense. One, “If all the money in the world was divided equally among all people, within ten years the same people that were rich at the beginning would be rich again and the poor would still be poor. Two, If a zoo full of monkeys were given typewriters and all the paper they could use, all of the great books of history would get written eventually. I think this covers this issue.