California panel set to release report calling for ‘comprehensive reparations’ to Black Americans

California task force on reparations  – the first of its kind in the nation – is set to release a report on Wednesday outlining several ways to address what it believes to be wrongs committed by the state against Black Americans.

The report calls for expanded voter registration, policies to hold police more accountable in cases of alleged brutality, and recommends the creation of a special office that would, in part, help Black Americans who descended from free or enslaved Black people in the country at the end of the 19th century document their eligibility for financial restitution.

The report, which runs 500 pages, will be the first government-commissioned study on harms against the African American community since the 1968 Kerner Commission report ordered by President Lyndon Johnson, task force Chair Kamilah Moore said.

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Slave descendants question Georgetown’s $1 billion reparations fund

A year after the Jesuit university announced the reparation fund, descendants of slaves owned by Georgetown have questions

Descendants of slaves owned by the Jesuit religious order and Georgetown University have questions about where the money raised for reparations has gone.

The Catholic university first announced in April 2021 the plans to raise $1 billion to make reparations, though not individual payments, to atone for the Jesuits’ past ownership and sale of slaves. The Jesuits had a goal to raise $100 million in the short-term, according to the initial announcement.

A year later, the descendants of some of the 272 slaves want to know how the money has been spent.

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Reparations Panel in California, a Free State, Votes 5-4 to Limit Benefits to Descendants of Slaves

A state panel considering reparations for slavery in California, which entered the Union in 1850 as a free state, voted 5-4 on Tuesday to limit benefits to those who could actually show they were descended from slaves, not all who happen to be black.

As Breitbart News began reporting in 2020, Democrats in California passed legislation at the height of the Black Lives Matter riots to create a commission to consider the issue of reparations, even though the state was a free state at its birth:

Despite California’s free history, the reparations task force is assigned the mission of evaluating the history and impact of slavery on the United States as a whole.

The goal, as with many California policies, is to be a model for liberal policies elsewhere — or, as Newsom said, according to The Hill, to be “a paradigm that we hope will be resonant all across the United States.”

The nine-member panel, which did not appear to have any white or Hispanic members, launched last year, amid statements about the importance of slavery to the U.S. as a whole, and the anniversary of deadly race riots in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921.

However, the panel could not agree for months on whether the proposed reparations for slavery should only include those who descended from black slaves, or those who could be construed broadly as victims of so-called “systemic racism.”

Finally, the panel decided to focus on descendants of slaves, for pragmatic reasons, the San Francisco Chronicle reported:

While the panel has have much work left to do, it is sharply divided after an emotional fight over the eligibility rules. The task force was split between two factions that are miles apart in their interpretation of whether reparations should be distributed using a lineage or race-based test.

[Chair Kamilah] Moore said while it might be hard for some to document their ancestry, a race-based standard would be far more challenging because it would require the state to define Blackness when a person’s racial identify can be subjective and could enable a host of false claims based on physical attributes like skin color.

Moore also evoked the stance of Secretary of State Shirley Weber, a former legislator who wrote the bill to create the task force. Weber previously implored members to keep their initial focus on reparations for people descended from slavery, so the effort doesn’t become so broad that nothing gets done. She has said people whose families came later did so willingly and without the economic burden of generations of unpaid labor.

The reparations would apply to all descendants of slaves in the U.S., not merely those who made their way to California.

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What? Biden Press Secretary Admits DOJ Will Pay Illegal Aliens Reparations Day After POTUS Called Reports “Garbage”

President Joe Biden’s deputy press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, appeared to contradict a claim made by the President himself on Thursday, suggesting that the Department of Justice would move forward with payments of $450,000 to illegal immigrants subjected to penalties for infiltrating the southern border during President Donald Trump’s administration.

Biden had called reports of the $450k payments “garbage” on Wednesday, accusing Peter Doocy of Fox News of spreading misinformation. It appears Doocy’s information on the matter was actually correct, with Biden’s deputy press secretary admitting the DOJ was preparing a reparations package for illegals. The Wall Street Journal had originally broken news of the reparations package and the settlement figures.

Jean-Pierre’s remarks suggested that the President isn’t calling the shots in regards to the reparations program for illegal immigrants, with DOJ officials instead making policy. The ACLU had rushed to correct the President, claiming that he was unfamiliar with the policies his own government was enacting to incentivize illegal immigration.

The President is perfectly comfortable with the DOJ settling with the individuals and families who are currently in litigation with the US government,” said Jean-Pierre. Ms. Jean-Pierre appeared to somewhat suggest that the final figure for reparations payments was higher than what Biden had anticipated, but clarified that it would ultimately be the DOJ that would finalize details of the payments.

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The problems with California’s slavery reparations movement

The current movement in the United States to demand reparations for slavery is perhaps the most aggravating of all the unreasonable demands that have been made of the American people in the 21st century.  Slavery was outlawed approximately one hundred and fifty years ago.  There is no one to whom to pay legitimate reparations because no one in living memory has been affected by slavery.  There is also the factor of race, which presumes that Blacks are all descended from innocent slaves, while Whites are all descended from evil slave-owners.  This ignores a basic fact of American society: we are a land peopled by immigrants, many of whom came after the end of slavery and, therefore, don’t even have a historical connection to slavery in America.

Nevertheless, activists in California are making another attempt to extort money from citizens who have nothing to do with slavery.  A state task force has been convened to study how to compensate descendants of enslaved people in California.  Since people who never owned slaves don’t owe anything to people who never were slaves, it is difficult to see how any kind of reparations could be justified.  They’re trying, though, and one of the possibilities being recommended is creating a school curriculum, based on the Charleston Syllabus, that will teach the history of slavery and its legacy in California.

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California To Pay Victims Of Forced, Coerced Sterilizations During ‘Eugenics Movement’

California is poised to approve reparations up to $25,000 to victims who were among the thousands of people — some as young as 13 — who decades ago were sterilized because state officials deemed them unfit to have children.

The payments, part of the state’s new $262.6 billion operating budget that is awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature, will make California at least the third state after Virginia and North Carolina to pay victims of the so-called eugenics movement that peaked in the 1930s. Proponents believed sterilizing people with mental illnesses, physical disabilities and other so-called undesirable traits would improve the human race.

California’s proposal is unique because it would apply to more than just victims of the eugenics law that was repealed in 1979. The state also will pay female inmates who were coerced to get sterilized, a disgrace first exposed by the Center for Investigative Reporting in 2013.

A subsequent audit found the state sterilized 144 women between 2005 and 2013 with little or no evidence that officials counseled them or offered alternative treatment. While all of the women signed consent forms, in 39 cases state officials did not do everything that was legally required to obtain their permission.

“We must address and face our horrific history,” said Lorena Garcia Zermeño, policy and communications coordinator for the advocacy group California Latinas for Reproductive Justice. “This isn’t something that just happened in the past.”

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Indian Silicon Valley Democrat Ro Khanna Pushes For ‘Brown’ Reparations Against Interest of Whites

Democrat California Congressman Ro Khanna is subtly trying to widen the net for possible racial reparations in the United States of America. In a tweet, Khanna called for reparations for “black and brown” people, leaving us to wonder: what kinds of brown people does he want to give reparations to? Is he talking about all Hispanics? How much would that cost? Is he including Indians like himself? Is he including Kamala Harris, who hails from a high-caste Brahmin family? Does Ro Khanna envision a future in which white plumbers in Nebraska pay reparations to elite Indian immigrants in Silicon Valley? HERE IS RO KHANNA’S RACIALLY-CHARGED TWEET.

Ro Khanna tweeted, “When we talk about targeted reparations, we’re talking about providing Black and Brown communities the same opportunities to build generational wealth that white families have.” Fascinating! Ro Khanna comes from a politically-active Indian family. He is the son of immigrants from India including a chemical engineer father who was educated both in India and the United States. Khanna now represents tech-rich Silicon Valley, which is driving the push for Indian migration to the U.S. 77 percent of Indian people in the United States reportedly voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, according to polling. The publication Unherd ran a very revealing article headlined, “How Brahmins lead the fight against white privilege,” describing how elite Indians embrace “radical” leftist politics in America. Ro Khanna, it should be noted, infamously crossed paths with Fang Fang, the suspected Chinese spy paramour of Eric Swalwell. Fang Fang worked as a Ro Khanna campaign volunteer.

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