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California Residents Vow to Not Vote for Biden Unless He Gives Reparations

Residents in California are calling for reparations and are even saying they will take their vote away from Biden if he refuses to sign an executive order granting reparations.

One man stood in front of a reparations panel in Oakland, California, and said “No reparations, no vote.”

Another woman who was granted time to speak at the reparations hearing stated “Biden do not seek a second term unless it’s accompanied by an executive order for reparations” for African Americans who were descendants of slaves.

Watch them say it themselves:

Per Fox News:

The California Reparations Task Force formally recommended that the state offer payments of up to $1.2 million to every qualifying Black resident.

The task force held a public meeting in Oakland, California, on Saturday and voted on the final set of recommendations to be sent to the state’s legislators. The nine-member panel called on the state to offer its Black residents a formal apology in addition to the payments.

“Reparations are not only morally justifiable, but they have the potential to address long-standing racial disparities and inequalities,” Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said after attending the meeting.

The panel’s recommendation breaks payments down by types of historical discrimination. For instance, Black residents affected by redlining by banks would receive $3,366 for each year they lived in California from the early 1930s to the late 1970s, amounting to up to $148,099.

Here’s what the New York Post reported:

California’s reparations task force voted in favor of multiple recommendations Saturday that could cut a minimum of $360,000 in checks to its eligible black residents.

The nine-member committee gave final approval at a meeting in Oakland to a hefty list of proposals aimed at rectifying racial inequalities across the state.

“Reparations are not only morally justifiable, but they have the potential to address long standing racial disparities and inequalities,” Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said during the meeting.

The panel’s first vote approved a detailed account of historical discrimination against Black Californians in areas such as voting, housing, education, disproportionate policing and incarceration and others.

The group recommended that the state create a new agency that could provide services to descendants of enslaved people to calculate what the state owes them.

Though the task force didn’t specify what compensation would look like, it approved a section of the draft report stating reparations should include “cash or its equivalent.”



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