Oh Happy Day: Every Black Resident in California Could Receive $1.2 Million from the State

C. Heslop

California trends on Twitter after shocking news broke. A California reparations panel approved payments of up to $1.2 million. The money would go to every Black resident. Next? California's legislature will vote on the panel's recommendations.

The panel's suggestion will need approval by the State Congress and Gavin Newsom. These representatives will most likely reduce the sum allocated to each beneficiary.

Even so, many Twitter users have already begun opposing the recommendation. They believe the state will raise taxes and other expenses to collect the funds. And you know, California is a super expensive state with one of the highest American living costs. Residents also fear other minority groups will apply for similar reparation payouts.

Reduced payouts or not, some Californians think the bill should not gain approval.

One Twitter user wrote, "Let me get this straight. A state that never allowed free labourers is taking money from people who never owned anyone to give to people who never were free laborers?"

Supporters of the $1.2 million payment suggest conditionalities. For example, all recipients should remain in California for ten years.

Meanwhile, activists who spoke to the panel said the amount is not enough. They demanded 200 million during the heated public meeting.


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