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    PHOTO Citation : San Francisco Mayor London Breed listens at a press conference at City Hall on Feb. 16, 2022, in San Francisco, California. (Gabrielle Lurie/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


    What will any Black person do with five million dollars? Let us say post tax. I know what I will do... buy a ferrari. No I am joking. But like with the Benin Bronzes Germany is giving back to Nigeria < https://aalbc.com/tc/profile/6477-richardmurray/?status=2185&type=status > you find that Black people rarely think about what if it happens? And thus are totally unprepared.
    I will say that, if San Francisco feel it owe five million, New Orleans/Atlanta/New York City owe a lot more per head, per capita. The banks of New York City alone made fortunes from Black slavery, they owe far more than five million.
    Remember I have links to the original draft in the text below and I have thoughts after the article.


    San Fran's reparations committee proposes $5 million to each Black longtime resident, total debt forgiveness
    San Francisco's reparations committee also proposes supplementing lower-income recipients’ income for 250 years
    By Jessica Chasmar | Fox News

    San Francisco’s reparations committee has proposed paying each Black longtime resident $5 million and granting total debt forgiveness due to the decades of "systematic repression" faced by the local Black community.

    The San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee, which advises the city on developing a plan for reparations for Black residents, released its draft report last month to address reparations – not for slavery, since California was not technically a slave state, but "to address the public policies explicitly created to subjugate Black people in San Francisco by upholding and expanding the intent and legacy of chattel slavery."

    "While neither San Francisco, nor California, formally adopted the institution of chattel slavery, the tenets of segregation, white supremacy and systematic repression and exclusion of Black people were codified through legal and extralegal actions, social codes, and judicial enforcement," the draft states. < The Complete Draft; it is sixty pages ; https://1drv.ms/b/s!ArspJ5yABJDqg7QQX0fNvAV7FsDzew?e=DflCEB  ; original URL: https://sf.gov/sites/default/files/2023-01/HRC Reparations 2022 Report Final_0.pdf > 

    The draft plan includes a long list of financial recommendations for Black San Francisco residents, including a one-time, lump sum payment of $5 million to each eligible individual.

    "A lump sum payment would compensate the affected population for the decades of harms that they have experienced, and will redress the economic and opportunity losses that Black San Franciscans have endured, collectively, as the result of both intentional decisions and unintended harms perpetuated by City policy," the draft states.

    To be eligible for the program, the applicant must be 18 years old and have identified as Black or African American on public documents for at least 10 years. They must also prove at least two of eight additional criteria, choosing from a list that includes, "Born in San Francisco between 1940 and 1996 and has proof of residency in San Francisco for at least 13 years," and/or, "Personally, or the direct descendant of someone, incarcerated by the failed War on Drugs."

    The plan also calls on the city to supplement lower-income recipients’ income to reflect the Area Median Income (AMI), about $97,000, annually for at least 250 years. 

    "Racial disparities across all metrics have led to a significant racial wealth gap in the City of San Francisco," it argues. "By elevating income to match AMI, Black people can better afford housing and achieve a better quality of life."

    The plan also seeks to establish "a comprehensive debt forgiveness program" that clears each eligible person’s student and housing loans, credit card debt, etc.

    "Black households are more likely to hold costlier, riskier debt, and are more likely to have outstanding student loan debt," the draft explains. "When this is combined with lower household incomes, it can create an inescapable cycle of debt. Eliminating this debt gives Black households an opportunity to build wealth."

    The committee submitted the draft proposal to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Dec. 23.

    "The African American Reparations Advisory Committee has not yet received any feedback from the Board regarding their position on the recommendations or when the Board will schedule a hearing to formally discuss the Plan," the committee told Fox News Digital.

    Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin told the San Francisco Chronicle < https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/justinphillips/article/sf-reparations-black-17716918.php >  he hopes the plan is approved.

    "There are so many efforts that result in incredible reports that just end up gathering dust on a shelf," Peskin said. "We cannot let this be one of them."

    Meanwhile, House Democrats are pushing to establish a reparations committee at the federal level.

    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and 52 House Democrats proposed legislation last week seeking reparations and a national apology for slavery.

    Jessica Chasmar is a digital writer on the politics team for Fox News and Fox Business. Story tips can be sent to Jessica.Chasmar@fox.com.


    It is funny how San Francisco has an African American Reparations Advisory Committee but New York City, New York State or New Orleans,Louisiana or Charlotte, North Carolina do not. Hilarious.
    The key note to me is the five million being listed is not about slavery. It is about post war between the state, government policies. In some ways, this may be a framework. No amount of money can repair slavery's damage but the activities post war between the states warrant repair. You can say this is reparations not for slavery but for whites undoing and annihilating Reconstruction.
    It is a note that one of the determinates for eligibility is being someone or a descendent of someone incarcerated by the , and I quote, failed war on drugs. For me, I will love the entire Black Descended of Enslaved Christian Church community to apologize for that as well.  New York City , if it was to pay for the failed war on drugs we are talking about twenty million dollars a head. People talk about Riker's Island , that was a war on drugs initiative, Governor Rockefeller's plan. The War on Drugs which most honest Black people knew when initiated, was really an big city/urban initiative to criminalize the residents of black communities in said urban environments while the law enforcement of said urban environments profited from selling or controlling the illegal drug trade in the black community while ignoring the illegal drug trade in the white community in the same cities. The New York Police Department ran the illegal drugs in New York city in the War On Drugs era. It is that siimple. How much are Black people owed in New York City, for the failed war on drugs? But the Black church can not get one penny for they were complicit or aided or abetted in the attack on the remainder of the Black community.
    The debt forgiveness to Black homeowners who were abused by the real estate industry is another nice gesture at the least, warranted one hundred percent. It is funny how the united states america has public articles that prove injustice and yet, no money for damages.


    ARTICLE URL ; https://www.foxnews.com/politics/san-frans-reparations-committee-proposes-5-million-each-longtime-black-resident-total-debt-forgiveness


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