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Despite evidence that Black people deserve reparations, there is still resistance to this idea

California has been the most proactive in devising a viable plan to compensate black people for the misery that slavery has caused them throughout hundreds of years.

This compensation is intended to help black people move on with their lives. This is because California was one of the first states to end slavery.

The California Reparations Task Force has been of tremendous assistance in the investigation into how chattel slavery impacted multiple generations of African Americans in the state of California and how it led to disproportionately high rates of incarceration, police brutality, and housing discrimination.

This investigation has been greatly aided by the fact that the California Reparations Task Force has played an incredibly important role in the process.

However, some people still hold the opinion that the state should not offer financial apologies to people of African origin.

This is even though they have put in a lot of effort and conducted a lot of research that reveals how the state was complicit in the system of slavery.

According to the findings of a recent poll that was carried out by the University of California, Berkeley, the vast majority of individuals who live in California do not support the notion that people of African heritage should get any compensation from the state.

More specifically, 59 percent of respondents were completely against the idea that black descendants of enslaved people who resided in the state should be paid financial compensation for their ancestors’ time.

When the findings were broken down according to race and ethnicity, it was discovered that 76 percent of black people favored reparations in financial compensation.

In comparison, 66 percent of white people rejected the notion of black people getting money as restitution for past wrongs.

The only thing about those numbers that shocked me was that the percentage of black people living in the state who support reparations is far lower than I had anticipated. This was the one thing about those data that startled me. This may come in handy!

In response to the poll, the California Black Caucus will begin a statewide campaign to educate undecided voters in California about the research the task force has been doing and the numerous discoveries they’ve made since the inception of the task force.

This will be done to persuade these individuals to vote for the candidate of their choice in the next election. Through this campaign, voters will be informed about the research that the task force has been doing since the task force was first established.

“Polls can be skewed because it’s typical that not enough information is given to the people, so that they don’t have a full understanding of what’s going on,” Reginald Jones-Sawyer, a member of the reparations task force, said while speaking in an interview.

“Polls can be skewed because it’s typical that not enough information is given to the people,” he added. Polls are susceptible to bias because, in most cases, respondents are not provided with sufficient information to give them complete knowledge of the situation being surveyed.


Suppose every person who was polled had read the document that we produced the year before, which was 400 pages long and demonstrated how California was complicit in chattel slavery, as well as the document that we printed out this year, which was 1,100 pages long and discussed what reparations should be.

In that case, there is no way that you would believe that [there] shouldn’t be some compensation for those enslaved as chattel in the past.

The study not only discussed the history of slavery in the state but also provided several proposals for legislation that the state could amend to rectify the years of discrimination. Not only did the study describe the history of slavery in the state, but it also included these suggestions.

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Written by Jamil Johnson