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California Governor Newsom Opens The Door For Reparations As State Continues To Be On Fire

With large parts of California succumbing to horrendous wildfires and a massive homeless problem in some of the state’s major cities, Democrats have decided to tackle one of the most crucial problems on the horizon – reparations for slavery.

The Sacramento Bee reported Wednesday, “Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Wednesday that opens the door to the state paying reparations of some kind to Black Californians, especially those who are descendants of slaves.”

 

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“The law does not commit to any specific kind of payment,” the Bee noted. “It calls for a nine-member task force that will be asked to make recommendations for how reparations could be provided, such as through compensation or restitution.”

The story also noted that “The task force can also make recommendations on eliminating state laws and policies that perpetuate discrimination and on issuing a formal apology ‘for the perpetration of gross human rights violations and crimes against humanity on African slaves and their descendants,’ according to the bill.”

Gov. Newsom tweeted on Wednesday, “CA just became the first state in the nation to mandate the study and development of proposals for reparations. Our past is one of slavery, racism, and injustice. Our systems were built to oppress people of color.”

“It’s past time we acknowledge that,” he added.

Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee On The ‘Need For Reparations’

Democratic Congresswoman Barbara Lee thanked Newsom.

“Our country was built on systems of racism, violence, and oppression,” she tweeted. “It won’t change unless we take bold action to dismantle systemic racism and examine the need for reparations.”

“Thank you @GavinNewsom for your leadership,” Lee added.

The far-left’s call for reparations for slavery is not new, but has also been central to some of the current nationwide protests.

Black Lives Matter Has Long Promoted Reparations For Slavery – And In The Form Of Looting?!

Promoting reparations has not surprisingly been central to the message of the Black Lives Matter organization and affiliated groups.

Some radicals have even described the looting that has occurred during some of the violent protests a form of “reparations.”

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Chicago Black Lives Matter organizer Ariel Atkins framed the reparations debate this way and defended criminals.

“The whole idea of criminality is based on racism anyway,” she told NPR in August as reported by the New York Post.

“Because criminality is punishing people for things that they have needed to do to survive or just the way that society has affected them with white supremacist BS,” she added.

Actor and outspoken conservative James Woods had a very different take.

“There won’t be a taxpayer left in California within 5 years,” he tweeted early Thursday.

Unfortunately for California, there is a good chance Woods might be right.

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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