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Black Californian Residents May Receive $223K In Reparations

Black Californian Residents May Receive $223K In Reparations

( – A consulting panel provided figures to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Reparations Task Force that indicate California may need to pay over $200,000 per person to Black citizens to fulfill promises of reparations for slavery.

Gov. Gavin Newsom believes Black Californians need financial reparations for years of discrimination. And he has vigorously promoted his plan to do so.

According to the five-person economic consultant team of the California Reparations Task Force, eligible Black inhabitants of the state could qualify for $223,200 per person under the proposal.

The consulting team for the task force estimated its range by looking at housing shortages and extrapolating on the likely amount of money lost between 1933 and 1977.

The state commission estimates that prior housing regulations cost Black Californians $5,074 annually.

The California Reparations Task Force clarified in a statement to Fox News Digital that

“the $559 billion figure is in reference to a scope of work document presented to the California Reparations Task Force by its five member economic consultant team during our September public hearing in Los Angeles.”

The $559 billion figure, the group continued,

“represents the State of California’s’maximum liability’ for de jure homeownership discrimination ‘if all 2,550,459 Black California residents who lived in the state in 2021 were descendants of the enslaved in the United States and had spent the entire time period from 1933 to 1977 in California (or were the legal heir of a person that did)’.”

The task force was established by legislation signed by Newsom in 2020, and it voted in March to restrict any potential reparations to the descendants of Black people who were in the country at the end of the 19th century, whether they were free or enslaved, rather than to all Black people, as many reparations advocates had argued.

According to task force chair Kamilah Moore, the task force’s 500-page report is the first government-commissioned analysis of harms to the Black community since President Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 Kerner Commission report.

H.R. 40, often known as the Federal Slavery Reparations Act, has been stalled in Congress since it was first filed in 1989.

The House Judiciary Committee approved it in 2021, but most people think it won’t move forward after that.

Should Black Californians, or anyone for that matter, get reparations?

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