Reparations for black residents in California are forecasted to cost $800 billion – more than twice the cost of the state’s entire annual budget, but activists say that is not enough.
Last night, the task force approved recommendations for reparation payments, which are due to the state legislature by July 1, Breitbart reported. The nine-member task force called on lawmakers to make a formal apology for slavery and also requested that those eligible will receive “cash down payments.” The task force was assembled two years ago following George Floyd being killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. California was the first state to assemble a reparations task force.
If passed, a black resident, older than 71, would be eligible to receive more than $1.2 million in reparations, as reported by Fox.
But during last night’s meeting, an activist known as Rev. Tony Pierce called out the task force for being fearful of getting the black community what they really deserve. Read more…