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Reparations Task Force Approves $1.2M to Black Californians



  • California’s reparations task force votes to approve a plan for compensating eligible black residents for past discrimination.
  • The plan, which faces a $22.5 billion budget deficit, must now be formulated into a report for the state legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom.
  • The estimated cost of the reparations is $800 billion, with payments based on various alleged harms caused by the state to black Americans who are descendants of slaves.

The California reparations task force has voted in favor of a plan to provide financial compensation to eligible black residents as a means to address past discrimination. This plan, however, is far from being a certainty, as it must now be formulated into a report that will be submitted to the state legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom for consideration. The deadline for this report is July 1st.

The task force’s recommendation comes at a time when California is grappling with a $22.5 billion budget deficit for fiscal 2024, meaning that existing programs may face cuts, and introducing a reparations program would be a new expenditure for the state. The plan’s estimated cost is $800 billion.

Governor Newsom, who signed the bill to create the task force in 2020, has yet to take a clear stance on the current proposals. His decision will likely be the determining factor in whether the reparations proposals are enacted into law. The current proposal suggests payments based on various alleged harms caused by the state of California to black Americans who are descendants of slaves. Under the draft proposal, lifelong black California residents aged 71 or older could receive up to $1.2 million in payments.

While the reparations plan has its supporters, such as Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), who argues that reparations are a long overdue human right for millions of Americans, there are significant hurdles that must be overcome in the state legislature. The 2023 legislative session is scheduled to conclude on September 14th, with Newsom having until October 14th to sign or veto bills passed by the legislature.

Clear Thoughts:

I find the recent approval of a reparations plan by California’s task force to be troubling, especially considering the state’s current $22.5 billion budget deficit. The estimated $800 billion cost of this plan is excessive and could strain our state’s already struggling budget.

The reparations plan raises several questions about the fairness and efficacy of such a program. How can we accurately determine the right amount of compensation for each individual when the alleged harms vary significantly? Additionally, I worry about the long-term consequences of using taxpayer money to fund these reparations, particularly when our state is facing severe fiscal challenges.

California faces numerous challenges, including homelessness, infrastructure, and education. Allocating a large sum of money toward reparations could hinder the ability to address these problems effectively.




  1. Neannie

    May 8, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    And what proof, I wonder, do they have that the ancestors of THESE black people, were ever slaves???And IF they WERE, they were ALREADY given reparations, at the end of the Civil War! Just something to steal money from the people! Most probably going into the pocket of the governor!

  2. John

    May 10, 2023 at 6:48 am

    I wasn’t reparations my ancestor fought in the civil war under horrible conditions to free their ungrateful butts. Money so they can buy drugs

  3. Ron

    May 10, 2023 at 6:56 am

    What a joke!

  4. Orion

    May 10, 2023 at 8:06 am

    Just like the democratic party spend money they don’t have to make amends for something people today didn’t do to people who never deserve it. I’m sure this will result in California asking those taxpayers outside of the state to bail their dumb a– out. There are a myriad of reasons that this insanity should stop.

  5. Kamikazecowboy

    May 10, 2023 at 8:07 am

    How to.prove that they are decendants of actual slaves other than they are black ? And they think they have a problem with illegals in the state now, whats to stop every other child of the ghetto from flocking to the state to get a piece of the cali pie ?

  6. Hal Oates

    May 10, 2023 at 8:22 am

    The INSANITY of this is incomprehensible.

    • Mutzika

      May 10, 2023 at 8:59 am

      May they be blessed with earthquakes, rains, snows, tornados, etc…
      even those lessons do not speak loudly enough to the buried-heads-in-sand
      their brains are too clogged up with drugs anyway

  7. Mutzika

    May 10, 2023 at 8:56 am

    Who the heck is going to pay for this?
    not us!
    californica just needs to be just sliding off the ledge into the ocean
    maybe that may solve all their problems
    that state is owned by Lucifer, Soros and minions

  8. Jim J

    May 10, 2023 at 9:01 am

    If the blacks can prove without a doubt I was their slave owner and they themselves were slaves prior to 1865 I’ll gladly pay reparations – until then, I owe the black race absolutely nothing and that’s what I’ll continue paying.

  9. Wyatt Earp

    May 10, 2023 at 10:03 am

    This is not what black people think! Better learn to read it more than once! This is something only a DEMOCRAT could draw up! Knowing like they did in 1968! Got all those blacks women RIGHT TO VOTE, FOR A LIFETIME! Famous words of L B JOHNSON— NOW WE GOT THESE NEGRO RIGHTS WHERE WE WANT THEM FOR 200 YEARS!

  10. JCE

    May 10, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Newsome is an embecile and like his crooked aunt Pelosi has never accomplished anything for anybody in California. He is a failure and deserves to be removed from government and the corruption that has befallen California.

  11. Edith

    May 10, 2023 at 10:42 am

    This will never happen as someone will file a suit against Newsom and the state, and it will end up in the US Supreme Court – totally unconstitutional!!!

  12. billi

    May 10, 2023 at 10:52 am

    The US’s welfare system has done enough to the blacks already. 50-60% ladies have babies out of wedlock and Fathers are missing — the nuclear family has disappeared, You can not change cultural deficiences with money. Vultures wil flock to these newly minted millionaires from all ethnic groups — whites, blacks, no matter. A lot of people will get Rich and most of the Blacks will eventually become poor again. The cost of everything will skyrocket — housing food drugs cars and when the money is gone there will be even more poverty

  13. LMS

    May 10, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Sorry, but taxpayers SHOULD NOT be footing the bill for this crap! Typical of this culture with their hands out. You don’t even see the American Indians doing this. That is because they are proud people and don’t play the victim or race card like the blacks do! It’s sickening and people are really getting tired of the BS that culture and CA are pulling on taxpayers! No wonder people are leaving by the droves!

    These idiots will just by drugs, guns, hookers, or waste it anyways! The cost of this stupidity is 800 billion dollars. California’s entire budget alone without this crap is 257 billion alone. Where do youthink the money will come from, taxpayers that will only be funding the gutter trash and nothing more!

    Decent people need to leave the state so the state can slide into the ocean taking the garbage leftists with it.

    For the record, my family was here long before these Ns as my ancestors were Cherokee and Sioux. They should be paying our family NOT these Ns! We don’t ask for reparations as we overcame and didn’t have to play the race card or be victims! We have a very successful educated family. That is the difference between our race and these Fing Ns! We REFUSE to pay taxes when we are not and never were slave owners.

  14. Raymond

    May 10, 2023 at 3:41 pm


  15. AllAmerican

    May 11, 2023 at 10:58 am

    They should be thanking GOD that they were brought here to America or they’d be running around naked in the African jungles away from the war lords who want to cut and gouge off their tits and genitals… Leave to that KOOK in california to try and implement this ridiculous idea!!

  16. cozycalico

    May 11, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Why”” The people living now did not experience the discrimination it was their ancestors and they are not alive. This is stupid.

  17. Kurt

    May 12, 2023 at 6:53 am

    Glad I don’t live in the socialist republic of “Kalifornia”. This is insane and stupid. I’d add a bunch of cuss words and insults but that would be censored!

  18. Keith Lothrop

    May 13, 2023 at 2:22 am

    OK, and what are the plans for the Native Americans?
    I’m sorry, the United States has many freedoms, one of them is “If you don’t like it here, LEAVE!”
    And if you have to put a race, color, or religion into a statement, you are a racist!

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