Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is also pushing for this in Congress.
She currently has 52 House Democrats co-sponsoring her latest reparations bill.
“Dozens of House Democrats this week renewed their push for reparations and a national apology for slavery by reintroducing legislation that would set up a commission to consider these steps as way to address the “cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery” in the U.S.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and 52 House Democrats proposed the legislation this week in an effort to keep the issue alive. Her legislation, which was considered by the House Judiciary Committee in the last Congress when Democrats were in charge, is unlikely to taken up in the 118th Congress led by Republicans. …”
Once again, this will go nowhere in the Republican House, but reparations is gaining traction at the local level in progressive enclaves like San Francisco where the current proposal is to give $5 million dollars to every longtime “Black” resident, not for slavery, but due to the War on Drugs. Why shouldn’t every crackhead in San Francisco win the lottery just for being born Black on San Francisco soil?
“San Francisco’s reparations committee has proposed paying each Black longtime resident $5 million and granting total debt forgiveness due to the decades of “systematic repression” faced by the local Black community. …
“While neither San Francisco, nor California, formally adopted the institution of chattel slavery, the tenets of segregation, white supremacy and systematic repression and exclusion of Black people were codified through legal and extralegal actions, social codes, and judicial enforcement,” the draft states. …
The draft plan includes a long list of financial recommendations for Black San Francisco residents, including a one-time, lump sum payment of $5 million to each eligible individual. …
They must also prove at least two of eight additional criteria, choosing from a list that includes, “Born in San Francisco between 1940 and 1996 and has proof of residency in San Francisco for at least 13 years,” and/or, “Personally, or the direct descendant of someone, incarcerated by the failed War on Drugs.” …”
BTW, it is worth noting here on MLK Day who will be taxed to pay for this nonsense since there is a debate going on about whether supporting the IRS is “populist.” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee wants to couple reparations for slavery with creating an anti-White totalitarian police state.
Note: PBS Frontline has a new documentary on reparations called “The Big Payback.”