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California passes a first-of-its-kind law to consider reparations for slavery

Well, this is interesting. 🤔 We shall see if this actually leads to something.

https://www.google.com/am...index.html


California passes a first-of-its-kind law to consider reparations for slavery

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN
Updated 8:27 AM EDT, Thu October 01, 2020


(CNN) California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill establishing a task force to study and make recommendations on reparations for slavery.

Bill AB 3121 -- the first of its kind in any state -- was signed on Wednesday. It creates a nine-member task force that will inform Californians about slavery and explore ways the state might provide reparations, Newsom's office said in a news release.

The task force will convene in the wake of nationwide protests calling for racial justice and police reform following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in May. Democratic lawmakers in Congress have also called for a vote on a bill to study reparations.


"As a nation, we can only truly thrive when every one of us has the opportunity to thrive. Our painful history of slavery has evolved into structural racism and bias built into and permeating throughout our democratic and economic institutions," said Newsom in the release.

Newsom acknowledged that Black Californian's and people of color in the state still face "discrimination and disadvantages."


Other measures

The bill is joined by two others in the state that target structural racism and bias in the legal system by prohibiting the use of race, ethnicity and national origin to seek or obtain convictions or impose sentences, and to reduce discrimination in jury selection, the press release adds.

"While there is still so much work to do to unravel this legacy, these pieces of legislation are important steps in the right direction to building a more inclusive and equitable future for all."
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Reply #1 posted 10/01/20 2:45pm

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2elijah said:

Well, this is interesting. 🤔 We shall see if this actually leads to something. https://www.google.com/am...index.html California passes a first-of-its-kind law to consider reparations for slavery By Madeline Holcombe, CNN Updated 8:27 AM EDT, Thu October 01, 2020 (CNN) California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill establishing a task force to study and make recommendations on reparations for slavery. Bill AB 3121 -- the first of its kind in any state -- was signed on Wednesday. It creates a nine-member task force that will inform Californians about slavery and explore ways the state might provide reparations, Newsom's office said in a news release. The task force will convene in the wake of nationwide protests calling for racial justice and police reform following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in May. Democratic lawmakers in Congress have also called for a vote on a bill to study reparations. "As a nation, we can only truly thrive when every one of us has the opportunity to thrive. Our painful history of slavery has evolved into structural racism and bias built into and permeating throughout our democratic and economic institutions," said Newsom in the release. Newsom acknowledged that Black Californian's and people of color in the state still face "discrimination and disadvantages." Other measures The bill is joined by two others in the state that target structural racism and bias in the legal system by prohibiting the use of race, ethnicity and national origin to seek or obtain convictions or impose sentences, and to reduce discrimination in jury selection, the press release adds. "While there is still so much work to do to unravel this legacy, these pieces of legislation are important steps in the right direction to building a more inclusive and equitable future for all." [Edited 10/1/20 13:21pm]



hmmm we'll see....

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Reply #2 posted 10/01/20 3:23pm

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Horrible idea. It just keeps getting more and more embarrassing to be black in this country disbelief

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400 years of B.S. and they are thinking about studying it.......I guess it is a step in the right direction.

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Reply #4 posted 10/01/20 4:32pm

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Interesting following how CA is in this since it wasn't technically a slave state. I'm having split thoughts about it all. It seems silly when you listen to surface explanations but there are deeper explanations that do enlightened. Those are harder to get to, which is frustrating.

https://leginfo.legislatu...0200AB3121

AB 3121, Weber. Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans.
Existing law requests the Regents of the University of California to assemble a colloquium of scholars to draft a research proposal to analyze the economic benefits of slavery that accrued to owners and the businesses, including insurance companies and their subsidiaries, that received those benefits, and to make recommendations to the Legislature regarding those findings.
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onlyforaminute said:

Interesting following how CA is in this since it wasn't technically a slave state. I'm having split thoughts about it all. It seems silly when you listen to surface explanations but there are deeper explanations that do enlightened. Those are harder to get to, which is frustrating.

https://leginfo.legislatu...0200AB3121

AB 3121, Weber. Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans.
Existing law requests the Regents of the University of California to assemble a colloquium of scholars to draft a research proposal to analyze the economic benefits of slavery that accrued to owners and the businesses, including insurance companies and their subsidiaries, that received those benefits, and to make recommendations to the Legislature regarding those findings.


Not so sure that California didn’t have slavery, according to this article:

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4251957/


The Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —“Californians like to think of their state as a freewheeling, tolerant place, one that entered the Union back in 1850 unbesmirched by the stain of slavery.

But Joe Moore says there’s just one problem with that sunny vision of the past — it isn’t true. Though it was admitted to the Union as a “free state,” slavery still existed in 1850s California, and Moore is leading a project to shed light on its contradictory history.

His proof is in print: in an 1852 ad announcing the public auction of a black man valued at $300; newspaper accounts of fugitive slaves who were arrested; and, county records certifying slaves bought their freedom from their owners.”






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Also, just to add, I guess the Task force will research which companies benefited from it. In Douglas Blackmon’s book ‘Slavery By Another Name’ and his documentary by the same name, which was shown on PBS a few years ago, points out how many steel companies and other manufacturers, including insurance companies that benefited from a ‘cheap labor force’. It involved Black inmates, where many were harassed and arrested on false charges, imprisoned, then forced to pay restitution for their freedom. They were loaned out to many of those companies, even working on farms. Police depts, sheriff depts, and many of those companies/corporations were in bed with one another, so-to-speak, in using those inmates for free labor.

Many arrested never returned home and were listed as ‘missing persons, as many of their families were never notified that they were arrested and imprisoned. Kind of reflects how the same scheme, of the private prison system , as its purpose was for profit off the imprisonment of Black, Brown and the White poor, then send minimum-level inmates out through work release programs, to America’s family/fast food restaurants, construction companies/hotels, etc. as cheap labor.
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Reply #7 posted 10/06/20 10:47am

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AMERICA1ST said:

Horrible idea. It just keeps getting more and more embarrassing to be black in this country disbelief

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if you are black, you're a self-hating, ignorant, uncle Tom, sellout.. there is nothing, and no law that causes any "more and more embarrassing to be black in this country".... WTF are you even talking about?

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AMERICA1ST said:

Horrible idea. It just keeps getting more and more embarrassing to be black in this country disbelief

[Edited 10/1/20 15:24pm]

if you are black, you're a self-hating, ignorant, uncle Tom, sellout.. there is nothing, and no law that causes any "more and more embarrassing to be black in this country".... WTF are you even talking about?

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Reply #9 posted 10/06/20 7:18pm

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Reperations?!? 😂 😆 😝 biggrin


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Reply #10 posted 10/07/20 12:04am

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The U.S. has the resources 4 everything...............but the decendants of slaves.

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Reply #11 posted 10/17/20 6:50pm

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bill 3121, wow! crysball and club 3121 was in california. as usual california leads the way on yet another issue.

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Graycap23 said:

The U.S. has the resources 4 everything...............but the decendants of slaves.

That nails it. We'll appropriate and spend trillions to support people suffering economically during the economic shutdowns, but we can't mobilize much of anything for slavery and Jim Crow.
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Japanese Americans who were put in the internment camps got $20,000 each in reparations in 1988. Black folks have been restricted on where we can live for centuries and haven't received any cash reparations. Folks are still alive today who suffered under Jim Crow. Let's mobilize some money folks.
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I'd prefer California have a reparations bill instead of a bill to study reparations, but I guess it's a step in the right direction. And the bill expires/ends in 2023, so there is a concrete timeframe in which they have to issue their report.


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Reply #13 posted 10/19/20 6:05pm

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AMERICA1ST said:

Horrible idea. It just keeps getting more and more embarrassing to be black in this country disbelief

[Edited 10/1/20 15:24pm]

What a disgrace you are, pretty sure you ain't no black, you're just a racist clown pretending to be black.

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Reply #14 posted 10/19/20 6:09pm

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Reperations?!? 😂 😆 😝 biggrin GTFOH

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Reply #15 posted 10/20/20 8:16am

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TruthBomb said:


Reperations?!? 😂 😆 😝 biggrin GTFOH

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Agreed California and their looney liberal leader Newsom total CLOWNS
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Reply #16 posted 10/20/20 1:14pm

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slyjackson said:

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Agreed California and their looney liberal leader Newsom total CLOWNS

No, you're the clown and a very bad at that.

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slyjackson said:

AMERICA1ST said:

Horrible idea. It just keeps getting more and more embarrassing to be black in this country disbelief

[Edited 10/1/20 15:24pm]

What a disgrace you are, pretty sure you ain't no black, you're just a racist clown pretending to be black.

word... that fool isnt black...

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Reply #18 posted 10/21/20 9:42am

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PURplEMaPLeSyrup said:

bill 3121, wow! crysball and club 3121 was in california. as usual california leads the way on yet another issue.

[Edited 10/17/20 18:51pm]


thumbs up! kinda interesting
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Reply #19 posted 10/21/20 2:04pm

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slyjackson said:

What a disgrace you are, pretty sure you ain't no black, you're just a racist clown pretending to be black.

word... that fool isnt black...

I know it's crystal clear.

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