Wednesday, May 17, 2023

California Reparations Task Force Approves Proposals for Billions to Black Residents; CA Task Force OKs Reparations Plan That Could Cost State $800B; California reparations Panel Approves Payments of Up to $1.2 Million to Every Black Resident

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California reparations task force approves proposals for billions to Black residents:
The California Reparations Task Force approved recommendations to compensate for the harms of slavery that could translate into billions to the state’s Black residents as the panel moved closer to presenting its historic report to the state legislature.
The nation’s first statewide reparations task force wrapped up voting late Saturday at its meeting at Mills College in Oakland, finalizing  lengthy list of recommendations for its final report to the legislature ahead of the July 1 deadline after two years of work.
“I think there comes a point in time that we got to be practitioners and we got to be social engineers and make sure that we deliver something to this Black population or else we never will do it,” said vice chairman Amos C. Brown at the meeting.
The task force is slated to meet once more on June 29 before handing over the published report, which is expected to exceed 1,000 pages and include historical accounts and loss estimates from race-based discrimination in areas such as health care, housing, education and law enforcement.
What the report does not deliver is a final figure on how much eligible Black residents should receive to compensate them for previous discriminatory policies.
Any reparations redress, including cash payments to individuals, would have to be incorporated in legislation and signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Even so, estimates on how many zeroes those checks could include have emerged in the media based on the panel’s economic analyses. --->READ MORE HERE
California task force OKs reparations plan that could cost state $800B:
California task force OKs reparations plan that could cost state $800B
California’s reparations task force voted in favor of multiple recommendations Saturday that could cut a minimum of $360,000 in checks to its eligible black residents.
The nine-member committee gave final approval at a meeting in Oakland to a hefty list of proposals aimed at rectifying racial inequalities across the state.
“Reparations are not only morally justifiable, but they have the potential to address long standing racial disparities and inequalities,” Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said during the meeting.
The panel’s first vote approved a detailed account of historical discrimination against Black Californians in areas such as voting, housing, education, disproportionate policing and incarceration and others.
The group recommended that the state create a new agency that could provide services to descendants of enslaved people to calculate what the state owes them.
Though the task force didn’t specify what compensation would look like, it approved a section of the draft report stating reparations should include “cash or its equivalent.” --->READ MORE HERE
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