Critics have long argued that the end game to the radical left’s critical race theory is reparations, and while focus on the toxic concept seems to be waning, the momentum for reparations continues to build. In effect, it was always about the money.
California is determined to lead the way here and on Saturday a Reparations Task Force formally recommended that the state offer payments of up to $1.2 million to every qualifying black resident at a public meeting in Oakland — the nine-member panel also called for a formal apology to black residents, according to Fox News. The recommendation will now go to the Democrat-controlled state legislation for almost certain approval.
U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., who represents Oakland, was at the meeting and the Democrat took it to a whole new level when she declared that reparations are a “human right long overdue,” according to the Washington Examiner.
U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Lee appears at California Reparations Task Force MTG in Oakland at Mills College / Northeastern University.
May 6, 2023.@cjecofficial @KamilahVMoore @EtmMedia @IAMFridayJones @Chad_Boogie #CRTF #Reparations #CALIFORNIA #CaliforniaReparationsTaskForce pic.twitter.com/ggweA5tl5R
— California Black Media (@CaliforniaBlac2) May 6, 2023
“There is no equality without equity,” Lee said. “Reparations are not only morally justifiable, but they have the potential to address long-standing racial disparities and inequality.”
“Reparations are not a luxury for our people, but a human right long overdue for millions of Americans,” she added. “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.”
Lee co-sponsored a bill in Congress to study restitution proposals for black Americans, and on Saturday she called on states and the federal government to pass reparations legislation.
“I want to applaud you all for taking the leap because California is leading on this issue,” the 76-year-old lawmaker praised. “I call on all lawmakers and citizens to support federal and state level legislation that aims to provide reparations for those who have historically been marginalized and had to deal with the impact of hundreds of years of being enslaved.”
According to Lee, trillions of dollars in reparations paid by those who never owned slaves to those who never experienced slavery will “establish the truth, racial healing, and transformation.”
The “transformation” likely being what follows after the U.S. government empties its coffers or builds the national debt to an unsustainable point.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
The Grift is on!!!
— Robert (Bob) Roach (@broach_invest) May 7, 2023
Let’s have the families of Union Soldiers that fought in the Civil War get reparations!
— JaxRec (@RecMastermind) May 7, 2023
Personally, I’ve never met a slave owner, I’ve never met a slave, unless you count the American tax payer, who is unjustly forced to pay taxes to enrich politicians, other countries and people who have never contributed to America. It’s unethical, amoral, and it’s stealing.
— Rudy V. Granados MD. (@rudyvgranados) May 7, 2023
Hilarious! California was never a slave state. It was a free state and now it’s a Marxists state. They don’t have the money to pay for this handout, the Federal Government meaning us working taxpayers who never owned slaves will pick up the tab on this.
— Brian Knight (@breyenknight) May 7, 2023
The thing that scares me most about this is California obviously doesn’t have the money to pay reparations. But they may do it anyway and then appeal to the federal government. And since the communists are in control, they just may give it to them
— mountainporch ️ (@Matt637204031) May 7, 2023
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