California Governor Gavin Newsom is in the process of something that some people are saying looks like a vote buying scheme.
A task force that was signed off on by Newsom, is now recommending the state pay slavery reparations to the tune of over $500 billion dollars.
This is a controversial topic and something that the left has been pushing for a long time.
The Blaze reports:
$569B in reparations owed to black California residents, says Newsom’s task force
After months of research, California’s Reparations Task Force recently reported that the state’s black residents whose ancestors were in America from 1933 to 1977 are owed a total of $569 billion in housing reparations, the New York Times reported.
The task force, which was formed by legislation signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom in 2020, includes nine members who have spent months traveling the state conducting interviews and collecting data to assess the long-term effects of slavery.
The nine-member panel plans to release a full report to Sacramento lawmakers next year detailing state-level reparation recommendations. The group hopes their efforts will minimize the wealth gap between black and white California residents.
The task force’s 2022 preliminary report analyzed five potential compensation areas, including housing discrimination, mass incarceration, unjust property seizures, devaluation of black businesses, and health care.
In March, the task force determined that those eligible to receive reparations include California residents who are descendants of enslaved African-Americans or a “free Black person living in the United States prior to the end of the 19th century.”
In the United States, black households have a median wealth of $24,100, whereas white households have a median wealth of $188,200, the preliminary paper noted, citing the most recent Federal Reserve Board Survey of Consumer Finances.
Larry Elder raises an important question here.
Does it matter that California was NOT a slave state?!? @GavinNewsom for Prez?!?
“Newsom's reparations committee will recommend handing out $223,200 per person to all descendants of slaves in California for 'housing discrimination' at a cost of $559BN”https://t.co/UfKwYcou3O
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) December 2, 2022
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) December 2, 2022
This really does look like vote buying.