California Task Force Votes to Limit Compensation for Free Descendants Only

It was previously reported that the state of California had formed a task force to study the case of black Americans and help calculate compensation, and now it appears they have come up with an idea of ​​who would be eligible for compensation.

According to ABC7 NewsIn a 5-4 vote, the California Task Force agreed that those descendants of slaves and free black people who were in the United States in the 19th century would be eligible for state compensation.

Members of the task force, most of whom could return their family heritage to slavery in the United States, are debating who will be eligible for compensation and how it will be spread. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.

They also added to the list of qualifications those whose ancestors came to the United States before the 20th century because of the “potential difficulty of documenting family history and the risk of becoming a slave.”

In the debate over eligibility, some argued that compensation should be paid to “black people in the United States who are victims of systemic racism in housing, education and employment.”

According to MSNBC, State officials formed the first task force in 2020, and since then they have been working to determine who will receive the funds and how they will be paid. The process is expected to take a total of two years for the team to meet by 2023.

California will be the first state to pay compensation if the plan goes completely off.

As Before Reported critics say there were no slaves in California and should not be studied or compensated. California Secretary of State Shirley Weber said it could “pave the way” for the California federal government to pass legislation on slavery compensation.

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TSR Staff: Jade Ashley @ Jade_Ashley94

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