I seriously don't understand the logic of this other than virtue signaling. Why in the hell would California need to pay reparations when there never were any slaves in California? If they are going to do reparations, shouldn't it be reparations for women who weren't allowed to vote?
The legislation, which was authored by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, a Democrat representing San Diego who is chair of California's Legislative Black Caucus, does not commit to any specific payment. Instead, it establishes a nine-person task force that will study the impact of slavery on Black people in California and recommend to the Legislature what kind of compensation should be provided, who should receive it and what form it will take.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the law Wednesday afternoon.
"After watching last night's debate, this signing can't come too soon," he said during a videoconference with lawmakers and other stakeholders, including the rapper Ice Cube, who used his celebrity to champion the bill.
"As a nation, we can only truly thrive when every one of us has the opportunity to thrive. Our painful history of slavery has evolved into structural racism and bias built into and permeating throughout our democratic and economic institutions," Newsom said in a statement.