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Politico By Lara Korte 1/31/2024

The set of bills notably excludes direct cash payments.

California state lawmakers introduced a slate of reparations bills on Wednesday, including a proposal to restore property taken by “race-based” cases of eminent domain and a potentially unconstitutional measure to provide state funding for “specific groups.”

The package marks a first-in-the-nation effort to give restitution to Black Americans who have been harmed by centuries of racist policies and practices. California’s legislative push is the culmination of years of research and debate, including 111-pages of recommendations issued last year by a task force.

Other states like Colorado, New York, and Massachusetts have commissioned reparations studies or task forces, but California is the first to attempt to turn those ideas into law.

The 14 measures introduced by the Legislative Black Caucus touch on education, civil rights and criminal justice, including reviving a years-old effort to restrict solitary confinement that failed to make it out of the statehouse as recently as last year.

More: https://www.politico.com/news/2024/01/31/california-black-reparations-bills-00138854

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Re: California introduces first-in-nation slavery reparations package
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2024, 05:11:26 pm »
Once again,was California EVER a "Slave state"?

IIRC,the answer is "no",so HTH can  they justify this?

BTW,a minor correction. Ca MAY have been a slave state when it was controlled by the Mexicans,but it never was after we bought it from Mexico.
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Re: California introduces first-in-nation slavery reparations package
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2024, 11:02:26 pm »
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Black History Month lesson of the day:

You were never a slave.
I never owned slaves.

You are not owed reparations.
I do not owe you reparations.
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Re: California introduces first-in-nation slavery reparations package
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2024, 11:38:49 pm »
End Wokeness
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Black History Month lesson of the day:

You were never a slave.
I never owned slaves.

You are not owed reparations.
I do not owe you reparations.
7:14 AM · Feb 2, 2024

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But....but.....but,dat bees racisists,n Biden!
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Re: California introduces first-in-nation slavery reparations package
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2024, 12:15:00 am »
What about Mexicans, Chinese, and Japanese whose ancestors were subject to discrimination and exploitation in California? 

Countless Chinese laborers died building the Central Pacific Railroad's portion of the Trans Continental Railroad.

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