California Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Bill to Form Task Force Studying Potential Slavery Reparations
Over the weekend, the California Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill to form a task force to study potential slavery reparations.
According to Fox News, the panel would “study the effects slavery had on California and recommend to the legislature no later than 2023 what type of compensation would be appropriate, how it might be dispersed and who could be eligible to receive it.”
The proposal, AB-3121, titled “Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans,” would create the nine-member commission. Following Saturday’s Senate vote, the measure returns to the Assembly for a final vote before lawmakers adjourn for the year Monday, FOX 11 in Los Angeles reported.
Assembly members overwhelmingly approved an earlier version of the bill.
State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) said, citing higher black incarceration, unemployment and homelessness rates, that “[L]et’s be clear: Chattel slavery, both in California and across our nation, birthed a legacy of racial harm and inequity that continues to impact the conditions of Black life in California.”
State Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) said that, “I hear far too many people say, ‘Well, I didn’t own slaves, that was so long ago.’ Well, you inherit wealth — you can inherit the debt that you owe to African-Americans.”
One would think that a party that claims to be dedicated to unifying the country would stop trying to divide us on race. But the Left is hell-bent on creating divisiveness and fomenting hatred. Without it, the Left would have no reason to exist.