A black activist who made an appearance before California’s very first reparations task force meeting insisted — no, that’s not a strong enough word, more like “demanded” — that every black person in the state be given $350,000, along with $250,000 for black owned businesses. Yes, you read that number correctly. I don’t know what kind of substances this person ingested before attending the meeting, but it must be the really, really good stuff.
According to the Daily Wire, Max Fennell, who is the first black professional tri-athlete, spoke in the city of Oakland, which is also where the Black Panthers organization was birthed.
“It’s a debt that’s owed, we worked for free,” he demanded while standing up and railing at Oakland’s city hall. “We’re not asking, we’re telling you.”
Okay, first off, Mr. Fennell, you never worked for free. Nor have any of your peers going back for generations now. You aren’t, nor were you ever, a slave. We all know slavery was awful in ways that defy description, but you can’t punish those alive today for crimes that were done on people who have been dead for decades, even centuries. Those wrongs have been made right. Our culture has changed, significantly, for the better.
Secondly, you don’t have the right to “tell” anyone else anything. You can’t make demands like this. You have no legal authority to do so. Quit the false tough guy act. It’s unbecoming of you.
“The tangibles of what I’m asking for is $350,000 per black American in California that’s tangible, small business grant $250,000, and land 15-20 acres,” he added.
“The task force is considering five areas in which it claims black Americans have been harmed: the government taking property, the supposed devaluation of businesses owned by blacks, alleged mass incarceration, health, and housing issues. Its recommendations to the California Legislature must be delivered by July 1,” the report revealed.
“It is important to get this right because we are setting the precedent for other states and localities, and also for the federal government as well,” Kamilah V. Moore, the chair of the committee, stated during the meeting Wednesday.
In September of 2020, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a raging liberal, signed the first-in-the-nation law that was designed to build a a state-based task force to examine recommendations on reparations over slavery to the black community.
“As a nation, we can only truly thrive when every one of us has the opportunity to thrive,” Newsom remarked. “Our painful history of slavery has evolved into structural racism and bias built into and permeating throughout our democratic and economic institutions. … While there is still so much work to do to unravel this legacy, these pieces of legislation are important steps in the right direction to building a more inclusive and equitable future for all.”
Newsom has signed two pieces of legislation that were created by Democrat Assembly member Shirley Weber, who said, “We have not come to terms with our state’s ugly past that allowed slaveholding within our borders and returned escaped slaves to their masters.”
It seems that Boston is following suit, as its city council has also voted to create a task force to look into reparations.
Again, you cannot make the innocent pay for the crimes of the guilty. Slavery was an ugly stain on our history, as it was for many nations around the world. No one’s hands are free of blood. It’s time to accept that.
However, positive changes have been made and equality achieved. Not perfectly, of course. There are still individuals out there who hate others because of the color of their skin. Due to the fallen nature of man, that’s not likely to change. But the vast majority would believe that true, genuine discrimination is wrong and immoral.
Things have gotten much better. There is no debt owed. Period.
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