California, despite never being a slave state, decided for some reason that it needs to pass a reparations bill. Why? Who knows, leftists are crazy, so utter nonsense like passing a bill meant to provide reparations for slavery is just the sort of thing they’d do. But, as a bit of background, here’s what Breitbart reported on the bill and its history:
As Breitbart News reported in 2020, the Golden State, which entered the Union in 1850 as a free state, decided to set up a committee to study reparations in the wake of national protests and riots over the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
When the Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans launched in 2021, one member claimed that black Americans were treated as badly in California as they were in the South in the years after the Civil War.
Of course they were. I’m sure everyone else who could get a check for saying so would say that they were treated terribly by those who are now being asked to foot the bill.
Regardless, the idiotic reparations policy might be over before it even begins. Why? Because, as the San Francisco Chronicle reported, the crazy leftists wanting to cut checks to people who never were slaves and who, even if from California since it was founded, never were slaves, can’t decide who to cut a check to in the name of reparations.
The result? The bill was dead before the first taxpayer dollars were sent to the first undeserving persons. In the words of ABC7, which described the bickering and its effect on the vote:
Over the last two days, the task force also grappled with if reparations should be extended to a broader group: Black people living in the state who may not draw their lineage to the enslaved in America, but are still inflicted by historic and present systemic racism.
“If you have black skin, you are catching hell in this country,” said member Lisa Holder.
“Some of us have just had a harsher experience with this thing of racism, oppression, and enslavement,” said vice-chair Dr. Amos Brown.
After debate that extended beyond the initially allotted time, it was clear the task force understood the gravity of the vote at hand and decided to delay a decision.
“It was recognized that they are not finished with their process, that there might be other types of information that would help them to make that decision. Which, again, will have a tremendous impact on this extremely historic issue,” said Nkechi Taifa, director of the Reparations Education Project.
“Extremely historic issue” is probably a bit of an overstatement unless what’s being described as “extremely historic” is the stupidity of the Californians pushing through this vote.
Regardless, those being asked to foot the bill for sins never committed can at least rest assured that they won’t have to write a check until the left can describe who is the most aggrieved, something that isn’t liable to happen any time soon.