Why is this happening?
Blacks are 5.7% of California’s population.
Blacks are 15.4% of the population of Arkansas.
Arkansas was a slave state. California was always a free state.
What sense does it make for California to pay reparations for slavery to blacks who were never enslaved there? It only makes sense when you realize White coastal libtards rule California.
“In the two years since nationwide social justice protests followed the murder of George Floyd, California has undertaken the nation’s most sweeping effort yet to explore some concrete restitution to Black citizens to address the enduring economic effects of slavery and racism.
A nine-member Reparations Task Force has spent months traveling across California to learn about the generational effects of racist policies and actions. The group, formed by legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2020, is scheduled to release a report to lawmakers in Sacramento next year outlining recommendations for state-level reparations.
“We are looking at reparations on a scale that is the largest since Reconstruction,” said Jovan Scott Lewis, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, who is a member of the task force.
While the creation of the task force is a bold first step, much remains unclear about whether lawmakers will ultimately throw their political weight behind reparations proposals that will require vast financial resources from the state. …”
See the other recent bill which made California the first “sanctuary state” for “trans kids.”
See California’s ban on gas-powered automobiles.
See the results of San Francisco’s experiment with progressive DA Chesa Boudin.
See the crime and homelessness in Los Angeles which recently elected Karen Bass as mayor.
Pew has a new poll out about reparations for slavery.
80% of Whites are opposed to reparations.
77% of blacks support reparations.
91% of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents oppose reparations.
Nationwide, Democrats are split 49/48 on reparations for slavery. While this particular poll doesn’t break Democrats down by ideology, reparations is an issue that splits moderates and progressives. White libtards are the people who support this in California and who are making it happen.
By political ideology:
California is 29.8% liberal, 13.12% conservative.
Arkansas is 44.3% conservative, 14.2% liberal.
California is 20% evangelical Protestant, 28% Catholic, 2% historically black Protestant, 27% none or irreligious
Arkansas is 46% evangelical Protestant, 8% Catholic, 8% historically black Protestant, 18% none or irreligious
Note: For those who say it IS NOT White coastal libtards, I will remind you that Democrats swept every House district on the Pacific coast a few weeks ago.