American Civil Rights Institute Chairman Opposes California Black Reparations

Ward Connerly reacted to a California board’s assertions that paying reparations to Black Californians will address some societal problems. The planned reparations are, according to him, a lousy idea. Even while he opposes the initiative, he won’t set up a committee or do anything more to do so.

Connerly predicted that Californians would mobilize in opposition to the plan. He is of the opinion that state voters would reject the suggested concept at the polls.

Five million individuals would qualify for the proposed reparations, but only half would, Connely continued, calling them an overreach. He said that instituting reparations resulted in a significant influx of new residents, according to a report. 

Connerly, who experienced some racial humiliations, was born in the Deep South in Leesville, Louisiana. He currently resides in California and believes that reparations for slave descendants are not a good idea.

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The First Public Meeting 

Sacramento hosted the first meeting of the California Reparations Task Force. The two-day public hearing is the culmination of more than a year spent researching the past to support the claim that California’s descendants of enslaved Black Americans deserve compensation.

The gathering’s purpose is to develop ideas for compensation for slave victims.

Reparations, according to one of the speakers on Friday, could deter young people from stealing. He claimed that the 2.6 million Black people in California would benefit economically from capital, money, and reparations.

Some of the meeting’s strongest suggestions come from assemblyman Reginald Jones-Sawyer. He said that the group is halfway through developing proposals to address the ongoing issues the Black community is experiencing as a result of slavery.

A 500-page report from last year detailed the history of prejudice against African Americans. The task force started discussing possible financial compensation calculations and potential eligibility requirements late last year.

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