Governor Gavin Newsom’s Reparations Task Force came to the conclusion that California owes more than half a trillion dollars to black residents who were descendants of slaves.
In early December, the nine-member panel, which was created by Gov. Newsom in 2020, determined that the state’s black residents were owed payments of $223,200 each.
According to the New York Times, housing discrimination practices from 1933 to 1977 were responsible for the wealth gap between back and white Californians.
The median income of black households is $24,100, while white households median income is $188,200.
Based on those numbers, the Reparations Task Force came up with the $569 billion payout total for California’s black residents.
This week, the task force held a two-day meeting at Oakland’s City Hall to hold a dialogue about how the payouts should be handled, and speakers insisted that “$230 is not enough” money.
Max Fennell, an entrepreneur, suggested that all black people should receive a $350,000 payout and all black businesses should get $250,000 grants and 15-20 acres of land.
“It’s a debt that’s owed, we worked for free,’ he said. ‘We’re not asking; we’re telling you,” Fennell remarked.
Deon Jenkins, a “grassroots hip hop organizer” called for an $800k payout to align with the average price of a home in California.
“Defense, money, land, grants. … Four elements of every society, every nation – a defensive structure, economy, land, and having access to that economy,” he said.
“If that is not being addressed, reparations will not hold. Reparations – repair is the root word, we cannot have repair if those elements are not addressed.”
“Unfortunately, we all know what’s next,” he threatened. “Either they’re going to comply or it’s going to be a serious backlash.”
In an interview with Vlad TV, “Friday” star Faizon Love, 54, suggested that because slaves were used as “tax write-offs,” black Californians should be tax exempt for their entire lives, rather than be handed a lump sum of money.
“F–k that,” he remarked. “That’s another trick man, because that money’s gonna go right back to Cadillac and right back to [Mercedes] Benz.”
“You know what it should be? Black people should be tax-exempt,” Faizon continued.
“Because when you were a slave, you were a tax write-off. The [income] taxes were created to fund the Civil War.”
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said that the only way to determine who is eligible to receive the payments is by using “Nazi race science.”
“It seems simple, but there’s a problem with it – how do you know who qualifies for reparations?” He pondered.
“It’s been a long time… It’s been more than 150 years since slavery,” he noted.
Carlson pointed out that American’s have produced a ton of children since then, and a lot of them are interracial.
“So at this point, there are plenty of white people in America who are descended from slaves, and there are plenty of black people in America who are descended from slave owners,” he continued. “That’s just true.”
“So how do you know who qualifies for government reparations? Well of course there is only one way to find out: that is old-fashioned Nazi race science. Nazi race science.”
“The state will have to certify the racial purity of it’s citizens in order to send them money,” he concluded.
“That’s going to have to happen. Do we really want to go there? Do we really want to do that?”