The Reparations Task Force meeting this week represented the final one in a series of public events facilitating discussions between California residents and state officials about establishing potential restitution for perceived inequality between African Americans and the rest of America stemming from slavery and centuries of discrimination.
According to the task force’s recommendation, certain qualifying Black Californians could receive up to $1.2 million in reparations.
“Don’t treat us like no cheap piece of meat!” one meeting participant exclaimed, before pushing for a national divorce. “So therefore, our last name’s ‘American!’ So now’s the time for a divorce! What do you get in divorce? You get half the money, half the land, alimony, child support, attorney fees, and everything else! So that’s what we want!”
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