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Black Californians hope state reparations
don’t become another broken promise

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 5/17/2023 8:54:02 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — San Francisco resident Pia Harris hopes for reparations in her lifetime. But the nonprofit program director is not confident that California lawmakers will turn the recommendations of a first-in-the-nation task force into concrete legislation given pushback from opponents who say slavery was a thing of the past. It frustrates Harris, 45, that reparations opponents won’t acknowledge that life for Black people did not improve with the abolition of chattel slavery in 1865. Black families have been unable to accumulate wealth through property ownership and higher education. Black boys and teenagers are still told to watch out for


Still hoping to hit the jackpot. It's just not going to happen.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: southernboy 5/17/2023 9:02:16 AM (No. 1471251)
Government freebies. Playing the lotteries. Looking for the free ride...... Never going to be happy or satisfied, no matter what. Lack of success is always someone else's fault...... In this case always the "White Man holding me down."
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Encore 5/17/2023 9:06:42 AM (No. 1471262)
Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie…always with their hands out. How can people lack such integrity or self esteem?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mcscow sailor 5/17/2023 9:06:48 AM (No. 1471263)
Headline is faulty. Cash was not a promise. Reparations were not promised.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: sw penn 5/17/2023 9:07:32 AM (No. 1471266)
It frustrates Harris, 45, that reparations opponents won’t acknowledge that life for Black people did not improve with the abolition of chattel slavery in 1865. NO! Just, No.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: red1066 5/17/2023 9:10:22 AM (No. 1471269)
I wonder how many of these sponges were already out shopping for expensive cars and homes?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: padiva 5/17/2023 9:13:19 AM (No. 1471276)
Here's a reparations thought: Ya gotta live in California $10/month on an EPT card for your lifetime OR $20/month if you don't get arrested OR $25/month if you are gainfully employed for over 25 hours per week OR no money if incarcerated/probation
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Reply 7 - Posted by: coldborezero 5/17/2023 9:15:02 AM (No. 1471279)
Mama always said, "Stupid is as stupid does." I'm not suggesting that africans-in-American have cornered the market on stupid, but they certainly have the lion's share.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 5/17/2023 9:16:37 AM (No. 1471281)
They'd be better off if they quit trying to get something for nothing and spent their time and energy working hard, getting out of debt, improving their credit scores, saving for a rainy day, and buying a home. That's the road to accumulating wealth in this country.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Northcross 5/17/2023 9:18:14 AM (No. 1471284)
Here is the improved headline: "Black Californians Prepare to Riot if they don't get the Reparations that Whitey Owes Them"
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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56 5/17/2023 9:19:27 AM (No. 1471286)
Just a little hint. Prepare to be disappointed.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Twinkle93 5/17/2023 9:23:54 AM (No. 1471293)
In the late 1990's on a flight from New Orleans to Atlanta, a Black minister told me that the Blacks would not greatly improve there lives until they get over feeling that they are owed.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: janjan 5/17/2023 9:25:43 AM (No. 1471298)
People of every race have historically been slaves and/or victims. The Irish were held in bondage when they emigrated. Innocent Japanese citizens were interred during World War II. There are many other examples. Now 13% of the population, some who have ancestors who were held in slavery and many who do not, think they alone are entitled to rob taxpayers. So-called Black leaders have been ginning up racial animosity for decades. It’s a well paid gig.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: PChristopher 5/17/2023 9:28:33 AM (No. 1471301)
Your hope is forlorn. You were never going to get any reparations. You got played... again.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: wilarrbie 5/17/2023 9:29:18 AM (No. 1471302)
Perhaps they should stop listening to those who promise unicorns when clearly - there are no unicorns.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/17/2023 9:31:17 AM (No. 1471303)
Yeh yeh Democrats make promises Republicans break them ... yawn
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Reply 16 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/17/2023 9:33:18 AM (No. 1471304)
and BTW if you are as black as Mattress Back haul aZZ and move to California just in case. Every month counts.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: marbles 5/17/2023 9:39:15 AM (No. 1471305)
She doesn't know the difference between a life of slavery with no options and freedom of self determination? This is dems voter base.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: David Key 5/17/2023 9:40:18 AM (No. 1471307)
Now who's pushing Pie in the Sky By and By? Where have the Democrats, and honestly even the Republicans delivered, other than President Trump. Democrats rule the major cities by and large and look at the cesspools they have turned them into. Democrats dominate the educational system from k-12 to the university's of the nation by and large, and what have they delivered entire generations of children especially in their cities who can neither read nor write nor do basic math. They have dominated the Justice system and we now have a two tier system of justice one for the elites and one for the masses. Why should blacks surprised that the fantasy of reparations is blowing away in the reality of a broken financial and political system.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: RWPollock 5/17/2023 9:43:46 AM (No. 1471309)
She is not to be taken serious. Laughable. Not being successful after 60 years of breaks given to no other group in this country certainly is no one else’s fault other than their own. You can take a horse to water, but can’t make it drain. If you are a black single female with children, you have college scholarships that are willing to be given to you all over the place it’s people like her that push for idiomatic ideas like this that causes racism. Such demands rightfully so produce racism and I hate to say it.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: gorzabozo 5/17/2023 9:44:47 AM (No. 1471310)
Suggestion to our Black American friends: Listen to The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" until you understand what he's singing about.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Quigley 5/17/2023 9:47:20 AM (No. 1471313)
The dimocrap party did all the things she is complaining about. Yet there is no call for reparations from that organization. She probably votes dimocrap, even though big bidet warned that he would kick black people who didn’t vote for him out of the black race.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 5/17/2023 9:54:36 AM (No. 1471317)
"Black families have been unable to accumulate wealth through property ownership and higher education. Black boys and teenagers are still told to watch out for law enforcement, and Black businesses struggle to get loans" Whose fault is that? Not Whitey's. The opportunity has been there all along. “There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.” ― Booker T. Washington
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Jethro bo 5/17/2023 9:56:37 AM (No. 1471321)
The price for ending slavery is buried in the ground. Do those that died to end slavery deserve reparations? Did the life of American Indians get better after the US goobernment place them on Reservations in God Forsaken areas? Did the Japanese Americans get a fair shake when FDR rounded them up and placed them in Concentration Camps after stealing all their possessions? Once being Irish, Italian and other European immigrants were considered subhuman. The Irish Channel was dug by Irish cause they were worthless compared to slaves and yellow fever killed hundreds of Irish. And slaves were spared. These 'victims' need to take a look at history and realized things have-not always been peachy.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: BarryNo 5/17/2023 10:05:25 AM (No. 1471328)
He would have to somehow tax the rest of the country to pay for it. I wouldn't put it past Biden's IRS to try, but 2nd Amendment types might finally object. That would be refreshing!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Birddog 5/17/2023 10:23:15 AM (No. 1471336)
"Would you have sex with me(vote for me) for $1.2Million Dollars? Yes...Ok , how about for -$0- Dollars?...'What??? NO! Just WHAT do you think I am????!. We have already established that, now we are dickering over Price"
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Citoyen 5/17/2023 10:29:01 AM (No. 1471339)
Poor Pia. She will never see reparations in her lifetime. In the extremely unlikely event that the California legislature passes and the governor signs any reparations bill, a voter initiative to repeal such a shakedown will be launched. Since over 80% of Californians are not black, the repeal would pass overwhelmingly. Pia’s grievances would increase but she will forever vote for the Democrats who concocted the reparations scam to keep black people in the Party plantation.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: sailannapolis 5/17/2023 10:30:08 AM (No. 1471340)
The black population can thank democrats for keeping them down. If you were to read history you would find that especially with Pres.Johnson who basically broke up the black family.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/17/2023 10:49:59 AM (No. 1471347)
Counting the LIES, Step Back in time, You are actually worse off than your ancestor Slaves but you're believing in the Democraps (Original Slave OWNERS) will actually help you is never going to happen. Vote for them and you'll keep getting the same. Dump them and your lost culture can be revived and you can LIVE FREE!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: felixcat 5/17/2023 10:51:37 AM (No. 1471351)
Seriously, we should have allowed the Confederate states to leave the union and take their slaves with them.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: earlybird 5/17/2023 10:55:41 AM (No. 1471359)
Gavin Newsom, trawling for the black vote, convened a commission that appeared to be all black to “study” reparations. What did he think they’d come up with? He didn’t think. He is coming up empty. Only the blacks thought it was a cool idea, and if an eligibility sort-out ever took place, they’d be at each other’s throats.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: bigfatslob 5/17/2023 11:14:27 AM (No. 1471392)
As long as there's self-loathing stupid white people ridden with guilt for Africans in America there is hope.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 5/17/2023 11:15:39 AM (No. 1471396)
Hoping for what, you freeloaders?
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Reply 33 - Posted by: DVC 5/17/2023 11:19:33 AM (No. 1471404)
Always with their grubby hands out....gimme, gimme, gimme. Again - it is totally nonsensical to expect that people who never owned slaves should give money to people who never were slaves in a state that never had slavery. Insanity. We owe you nothing whatsoever. If you want something,get some skills, get a job and EARN it.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Roscoelewis 5/17/2023 11:51:30 AM (No. 1471442)
Considering that California currently has about a $35 billion budget deficit, If there actually are reoperations paid to these slackers, it will be much less than they anticipate. They will be disappointed, demand more and riot, destroy, threaten. The black simians will never be happy. Can you imagine the outcome of giving every one of those black gangs, thugs, murderers, drug addicts hundreds of thousands? How about all those blacks in the jails and prisons? It will be something to watch.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Italiano 5/17/2023 11:57:58 AM (No. 1471452)
Get back on the White Liberal Plantation, slaves. Election Day is a ways away.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack 5/17/2023 12:05:49 PM (No. 1471455)
Watch how many white people change their color to black along with their gender.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Luandir 5/17/2023 12:36:21 PM (No. 1471475)
And after they blow through their million-plus in record time, what then? California will be even more unlivable, and they'll be back to having nothing.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: bpl40 5/17/2023 12:56:50 PM (No. 1471489)
In one of Aesop’s fables a mother threatens her crying child that she will give him to the wolf outside unless he stops. There actually is a wolf outside who foolishly waits all night in the hope that the woman will throw him the baby. Black Kalifornians seem about as smart.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 5/17/2023 1:30:29 PM (No. 1471524)
Just give ‘‘em a bucket of fried chicken, a watermelon, and a six pack of Colt 45 But NO cold fries!!
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Reply 40 - Posted by: mifla 5/17/2023 2:24:51 PM (No. 1471563)
The Dems have promised you the world over and over again. They never deliver. Why should anyone take your complaints seriously?
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Reply 41 - Posted by: zoidberg 5/17/2023 2:30:31 PM (No. 1471569)
She hopes for reparations. Well, hope in one hand, defecate in the other, and see which one fills up first. (My grandpa taught me that. In hindsight, he probably should have explained the concept of metaphors first.)
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Reply 42 - Posted by: john56 5/17/2023 2:34:11 PM (No. 1471575)
Reparations? I'm not going to say that slavery and the slave trade were a good thing for the Africans who were enslaved, often by warring tribes, and hauled on boats to America where many died enroute. But I always remember the line that Muhammad Ali said, after taking a tour of Africa and was asked what he thought about the contintenet: "I'm sure glad my granddaddy got on that boat."
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Reply 43 - Posted by: paral04 5/17/2023 3:46:24 PM (No. 1471627)
If that reparations will head wests deal goes though all the blacks will head west. That will change the political dynamics in the rest of the country. It will be very interesting.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/17/2023 3:54:35 PM (No. 1471637)
Recall walking up the stairs to an Air France jet in west Africa behind a very well dressed black guy. Stewardess (they used to have those) said "welcome aboard" and he said "shut the door and get my black azz home."
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Reply 45 - Posted by: NorthStar 5/17/2023 6:24:05 PM (No. 1471770)
The democrat bait and switch suffered one minor problem. The normal push to give black people money, check. The big buildup pushing the levels higher and higher , check. The evil Republicans to say no to the plan, err Huston we have a problem... Ooh scrap we don't have the money to float this gift and never have... Someone gonna notice!
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Reply 46 - Posted by: ARKfamily 5/18/2023 10:20:10 AM (No. 1472237)
Generosity is always great when it comes from another person's wallet. . .
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Democrats will fight tooth and nail to keep people from indulging in their God-given rights as free Americans. Former President Obama suggested that the U.S. follow in Australia's footsteps when combatting mass shootings by banning Americans' right to own firearms. "You know, in Australia, they had one mass shooting 50 years ago, and they said, 'No, we're not doing that anymore,'" Obama told CBS's Nate Burleson. "That is normally how you would expect society to respond when your children are at risk. We are unique among advanced, developed nations in tolerating, on a routine basis, gun violence
Dirty FBI Revokes Security Clearances
of Whistleblowers Before Congressional
Testimony – But 51 Signatories of Bogus
Hunter Biden Laptop Letter Still Have There’s
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Posted by Imright 5/18/2023 7:37:48 PM Post Reply
The House Weaponization Committee held a hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill. Three government whistleblowers from the FBI testified before Congress on Thursday morning. On Wednesday Chris Wray’s FBI revoked the security clearances of three agents who espoused questioned the aggressive tactics by the FBI in targeting Trump supporters , conservatives, and pro-Life Americans, according to a letter the FBI sent the subcommittee on Wednesday. FBI agents Marcus Allen, Garrett O’Boyle, and Steve Friend had already been suspended for questioning the agency’s handling of the January 6 case and stating their beliefs that the FBI has been weaponized against conservatives.
Disney Drops Plans to Build New Florida Campus 23 replies
Posted by Dreadnought 5/18/2023 3:51:27 PM Post Reply
Disney will no longer be moving forward with plans to build a new Disney campus in Lake Nona, Florida. In a memo sent to employees Thursday, Josh D’Amaro, chairperson of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, said Disney would not be moving forward with construction of the campus due to “considerable changes that have occurred since the announcement of this project, including new leadership and changing business conditions.” As a result, Disney is no longer asking employees to relocate there, though D’Amaro notes that some of the planned 2,000 had already moved. “This was not an easy decision to make, but I believe it is the right one.
New York to Track Residents’ Food Purchases
and Place ‘Caps on Meat’ Served by
Public Institutions
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Posted by Rubinski 5/18/2023 8:54:27 PM Post Reply
New York City will begin tracking the carbon footprint of household food consumption and putting caps on how much red meat can be served in public institutions as part of a sweeping initiative to achieve a 33% reduction in carbon emissions from food by 2030. Mayor Eric Adams and representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy and Mayor’s Office of Climate & Environmental Justice announced the new programs last month at a Brooklyn culinary center run by NYC Health + Hospitals, the city’s public healthcare system, just before Earth Day.CORRECTION*
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