Greedy activists demand $200 million PER PERSON in Calif. reparations payments

The price of reparations for California taxpayers could be going up, WAY up, at least if activists have any say so in the matter and they turned out at Saturday’s meeting of the state’s reparations task force to demand more money than the already obscene numbers that were on the table, a stunning $200 million for black people who have never been slaves.

With grievance grifters across the nation paying very close attention to the Democrat-controlled state’s discriminative redistribution scheme which will serve as a likely model for a wider rollout of similar programs, the panel which was signed off on by Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom arrived at a number of up to $1.2 million for eligible blacks if the measure becomes law which is almost a certainty based on California voting trends and demographics.

However, some feel that massive number for doing absolutely nothing was way under the mark, drawing an angry reaction from one animated activist who was in attendance at the meeting in Oakland who stepped up to the microphone and called for the payments to be upped to $200 million, a payout that would be akin to hitting a Powerball jackpot for potentially millions of lucky winners of the race lottery, especially for a state that never participated in slavery.

The speaker, a fire-breathing local preacher named Tony Pierce roused the rabble as he waved around a paper and hollered that the panel’s number isn’t an accurate tally of the cost of 40 acres and a mule after inflation has been taken into account.

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“You know that the numbers should be equivocal to what an acre was back then. We were given 40, OK? We were given 40 acres,” raged Reverend Pierce. “You know what that number is. You keep trying to talk about now, yet you research back to slavery and you say nothing about slavery, nothing”

“So, the equivocal number from the 1860s for 40 acres to today is $200 million for each and every African-American,” he declared.

He then called out the panel, “You’re not supposed to be afraid,’ he added. ‘You’re just supposed to tell the truth. You’re not supposed to be the gatekeepers. You’re supposed to say what the people want and hear from the people.”

“$1.2 million is nowhere near enough. It should be starting at least $5 million like San Francisco,” another attendee said. “We want direct cash payments just like how the stimulus [checks] were sent out. It’s our inheritance, and we can handle it,” referring to the City by the Bay’s own reparations panel that quadruples the state’s amount of no strings attached free money for blacks.

“This million dollars we’re hearing on the news is just inadequate and a further injustice if that’s what this task force is going to recommend for Black Americans for 400-plus years and continuing of slavery and injustice that we have been forced to endure,” she said. “To even throw a million dollars at us is just an injustice.”

According to proposed numbers that were released earlier in the week, black California residents 71-years-old and up who have lived in the state for their entire life could rake in up to $1.2 million with breakdowns assessing the alleged harm inflicted upon others coming up to less with one being victims of “over-policing” from 1971-2020 being able to collect $2,352 for each year of their residence in that state during that time period with a maximum payout of  $115,260.

Far-left Democrat congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) hailed the task force’s approval of reparations payments.

“Reparations are not a luxury for our people, but a human right long overdue for millions of Americans,” Lee said at the meeting. “The atrocities committed against black Americans are undeniable, and reparations are a tangible route to acknowledging and making amends to the glaring economic and social impacts of slavery and systemic racism. We must repair this damage.”

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