California Lawmakers Tells Blacks 7-Figure Reparations ‘Just Not Happening’

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - JUNE 17: LeRoy J. Jones, Chair of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, speaks during a Juneteenth reparations rally at Newark City Hall on June 17, 2022 in Newark, New Jersey. The New Jersey Institute of Social Justice (NJISJ), elected officials, and activists marched and held a rally at City Hall celebrating the second year Juneteenth was recognized as a federal and state holiday in New Jersey. Legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday was introduced by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) in 2020. Rally-goers also called on New Jersey lawmakers to pass legislation to establish a Reparations Task Force that would allow experts to study and propose targeted and strategic policy recommendations for reparative justice. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
  • California Democratic state Sen. Steven Bradford threw cold water on the idea of black Californians receiving seven-figure reparations, saying that “just not happening.”
  • That message followed a proposal from the California Reparations Task Force to pay reparations of as much as $1.2 million to eligible black residents.
  • Prior to that recommendation, there were estimates that California could be on the hook for as much as $800 billion in reparations – $500 billion more than the annual state budget.