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Just Saying: Reparations Checks Are in the Mail in California

California Reparations Panel OKs State Apology, Payments — Huffington Post

A task force has voted to approve recommendations for possible payments to Black residents and an apology for the state’s role in perpetuating discriminatory policies.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California’s reparations task force voted Saturday to approve recommendations on how the state may compensate and apologize to Black residents for generations of harm caused by discriminatory policies.
Just Saying
By Raul Hernandez
This is going to be a nightmare.
If reparations are given, include Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Chinese, Japanese, and a host of other races.
Once the floodgates are open, the population of the State of California will increase, and hundreds of thousands of people will argue that their ancestors were black.
How do you begin to estimate damages and who committed the injustices?
The courts are going to be inundated with lawsuits.
I don’t want my taxes to right wrongs done to various races hundreds of years ago.