California, Which Entered U.S. as Free State in 1850, to Study ‘Reparations’ for Slavery

The State of California will study reparations to black Americans, thanks to a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

AB 3121 will create a nine-member “Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans, with a Special Consideration for African Americans Who are Descendants of Persons Enslaved in the United States,” according to the text of the bill.

California was admitted to the Union in 1850 as a free state and has no history of legal slavery.

As the state Department of Parks and Recreation notes on its website (original emphasis):

In 1849, Californians sought statehood and, after heated debate in the U.S. Congress arising out of the slavery issue, California entered the Union as a free, non-slavery state by the Compromise of 1850.

California became the 31st state on September 9, 1850. The Golden State’s rich history has since been shaped by people of every ethnic background who traveled here seeking economic, social and educational opportunity, and a life of quality and breathtaking beauty.

Despite California’s free history, the reparations task force is assigned the mission of evaluating the history and impact of slavery on the United States as a whole.

The goal, as with many California policies, is to be a model for liberal policies elsewhere — or, as Newsom said, according to The Hill, to be “a paradigm that we hope will be resonant all across the United States.”

There is at least one problem, however: the criteria for selection to the nine-member task force appear to be racial, and California’s constitution currently bans discrimination on the basis of race. (That may change, if voters approve Proposition 16 in November.)

The text of AB 3121 states: “Members shall be drawn from diverse backgrounds to represent the interests of communities of color throughout the state.”

Source: by Joel B. Pollak | Breitbart

1 thought on “California, Which Entered U.S. as Free State in 1850, to Study ‘Reparations’ for Slavery

  1. 6solfreQ

    Nudeson , yes i spelled it correctly, he “won” the seat of govenor before the election was counted and over. that word is thieft. He signs things all day everyday , rules dont apply with democraps. blocks all recalls and suts against him , most people i talk to , random strangers or neighbors , even newpaper comments ect….hate him. and that is a good thing. next is focusing that hate on them and not each other. fear is the weapon . make it red. and aim.

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