The San Francisco supervisor who initially proposed reparations be paid to black city residents is now demanding an additional $50 million be set aside for him to establish a reparations office to handle the paying out of said reparations.
“Today I am here asking again for my colleagues to support a supplemental appropriation for $50 million in order to establish the Office of Reparations and to implement approved recommendations in this fiscal year,” board member Shamann Walton said during a board hearing Tuesday.
“The supplemental will specifically be for reparations only. And it will guarantee money in this budget cycle as the final report we’ll receive, very soon, to set up an Office of Reparations which is already a recommendation,” Walton continued.
“It will also fund some of the reparations recommendations after receiving the final report, and this board makes a decision on what to fund. It will provide funds to create a database to start storing and vetting eligibility for reparations for final eligibility requirements,” he concluded.
He later reportedly added that he’s already put in a request with the City Attorney’s office for legislation to be filed authorizing the creation of the office under the city’s Human Rights Commission.
The commission is the parent entity reportedly overseeing the African American Reparations Advisory Committee that has been examining the issue of reparations.
The committee has made 111 reparations recommendations, including one recommendation that would include “[p]ayments of $5 million to every eligible black adult, the elimination of personal debt and tax burdens, guaranteed annual incomes of at least $97,000 for 250 years and homes in San Francisco for just $1 a family,” according to the Associated Press.
But ever since the board recommended a $5 million lump sum reparations payment, it’s faced growing backlash from critics who say the plan is ridiculous.
One critic includes reformed former Black Lives Matter activist turned PragerU staffer, Xaviaer DuRousseau. Speaking on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle” earlier this month, he slammed the plan as just another vehicle by which white liberals can sell “black people their own oppression” for profit.
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“I think it’s important that first of all, we call this exactly what it is: this is 111 ways to gaslight black Americans into thinking that we need to be dependent on a system of handouts in order to be successful,” he began.
“Black Americans have been indoctrinated with these lies for far too long, and I used to fall for the lies until I took a deep dive into the videos on PragerU.com and realized how easily debunked these fraudulent narratives surrounding systemic racism actually are,” he continued.
Host Laura Ingraham then asked him whether he believed the reparations plan would blow up in the city’s face. He replied that he did believe so.
“Absolutely. This is never going to actually happen. It is so unrealistic to think that the average family in San Francisco is going to be able to pay six hundred thousand dollars extra a piece,” he said, referencing a Hoover Institution finding.
A report published by the think tank in January found that San Francisco’s plan to pay every black adult $5 million in reparations would cost each local household $600,000 a pop in taxpayer funds.
Reparations are coming: Social justice warriors present insane package to San Francisco city officialshttps://t.co/R8TwWhHtSG
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“And you know, when people look at this list of the things that they’re recommending, the most alarming thing for most is the five million dollars going to each black person. But for me as an American, I’m looking at this list, and I see that they’re wanting to sell homes at one dollar to black Americans,” DuRousseau continued.
“As an American and as someone who used to live in the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s disgusting to me that we are more focused on slavery, which ended in 1865, than we’re focused on the veterans who are on the streets of San Francisco homeless and begging for spare change in 2023. That’s where they need to start sending their money,” he added.
This prompted Ingraham to note that “white liberals” never want to spend their own money. The former BLM activist wholeheartedly agreed.
“They never do. If I went up to a white liberal and handed my Venmo account, they wouldn’t send me any money. But they’re the first people to demand reparations because it’s just another level of them virtue signaling,” he said.
“And like you saw in some of those prior clips, people are taking full advantage. They’re selling their books, they’re selling black people their own oppression because it’s profitable to indoctrinate people with victim mentality,” he added.
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