California Activists Say $223,000 In Reparations ‘Not Enough’

  • Activists on Friday told a California task force studying reparations that they want the state to go forward with payments to African Americans as repayment for slavery.
  • After comments by Dr. Shirley Weber, California Secretary of State, one speaker blasted the suggested amount of $223,000 per resident as insufficient.
  • Reverend Tony Pierce slammed the idea of limiting the cash payouts to California residents: “There should be no residency requirements for California! We have to encourage our people to come back to California! What better way to encourage our people to come back to California if we have no requirements?”
  • Pierce yelled to the audience: “And $200,000 is not enough! $223,000 is not enough!”
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