DIPSHIDIOTS OF THE DAY: CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS

DIPSHIDIOTS OF THE DAY: CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS

California task force will consider paying reparations for slavery

With Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature, California became the first state government in the country on Wednesday to adopt a law to study and develop proposals for potential reparations to descendants of enslaved people and those impacted by slavery.

Newsom said the new law and bipartisan support for its passage is proving “a paradigm that we hope will be resonant all across the United States.”

DIPSHIDIOTS OF THE DAY: CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS

In a year of national protests against racial injustice, state lawmakers approved Assembly Bill 3121 to force the state to begin to confront its racist history and systemic disparities that persist today. Although California entered the Union as a “free state” in 1850, slavery continued there after the state Constitution outlawed it the previous year. Slavery was abolished by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865.

The new law creates a task force to recommend appropriate remedies to the state Legislature and determine who should be eligible to receive compensation, which advocates hope will become a model in a country where movements to make amends for centuries of slavery have failed to gain traction at the federal level.


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2 Comments

  1. Another attempt to cement liberal control of CA.???
    Do those of us who lost family members fighting for the North and against slavery get reparations too?

    1. Author

      Not a chance, but maybe your descendants will one day

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