Lauren Boebert claims California ‘never had slavery’ attacking San Francisco’s plan to give $5 million in reparations to every black resident – claiming it will make ‘racial divide’ worse
- While the Golden State was admitted to the union as a free state, enslaved people were naturally enslaved both before and after it became a state
- A city-appointed reparations committee recently came up with some lofty proposals to atone for the slavery of African Americans in the past
- Payments of $5 million to every eligible black adult, the elimination of personal debt and tax burdens, and guaranteed annual incomes were among them
Rep. Lauren Boebert tore up San Francisco’s proposal to give some $5 million in reparations to black residents, claiming that California has never had slavery.
While the Golden State was admitted to the union as a free state, enslaved people were naturally brought to both before and after it became a state.
“The fact that supposedly serious people in San Francisco are considering a plan that would give $5,000,000 in reparations to every black resident of their city in a state that has never had slavery is a joke,” Boebert wrote on Twitter.
Representative Lauren Boebert took issue with San Francisco’s proposal to give about $5 million in reparations to black residents, claiming California has never had slavery
“If they want to make the racial divide in this country bigger than ever, they will certainly achieve it!”
A city-appointed reparations committee recently put forward some lofty proposals to atone for past enslavement of African Americans — payments of $5 million to every eligible black adult, the elimination of personal debt and tax burdens, guaranteed annual incomes below them were at least $97,000 for 250 years and homes in San Francisco for as little as $1 per family.
Critics have dismissed the plan as financially and politically impossible. An estimate by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, which leans conservatively, has said it would cost every non-black family in the city at least $600,000 to pay $5 million in reparations.
In several Democratic cities in America, reparations are being considered as compensation for the descendants of enslaved African Americans.
Many say they owe something not only for the time when their ancestors were enslaved, but also for generations afterward, because African Americans have been incarcerated at disproportionately higher rates than white Americans.
The proposals put forward last night in San Francisco are among the most generous yet heard.
Sergeant Yulanda Williams, the president of the Officers for Justice police association, told the board: “My father always taught me never to beg. And I’m not begging you today. It’s time for you to do the right thing and make us reparations: make us whole’
The Supervisory Board, which heard the suggestions last night, may vote to adopt some or all of the recommendations.
Of the 11 people on the board, one – chairman Shamann Walton – is African American.
The board will not decide whether or not to adopt the recommendations until later this year, when the committee that submitted the draft plan has issued a final report.
Another meeting is scheduled for September.
However, the board announced last night that it is enthusiastic about the plan.
“When you look at the (draft) report, you see so many examples of how black people were treated wrong here in San Francisco, and it all really goes back to the negative effects of slavery,” Walton said recently. night.