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    Giant step toward Black equality

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Supervisors in San Francisco formally apologized Tuesday to African Americans and their descendants for the city’s role in perpetuating racism and discrimination, with several stating that this was just the start of reparations for Black residents and not the end.
    The vote was unanimous with all 11 board members signed on as sponsors of the resolution.
    “This historic resolution apologizes on behalf of San Francisco to the African American community and their descendants for decades of systemic and structural discrimination, targeted acts of violence, atrocities,” said Supervisor Shamann Walton, “as well as committing to the rectification and redress of past policies and misdeeds.”


    San Francisco joins another major U.S. city, Boston, in issuing an apology. Nine states have formally apologized for slavery, according to the resolution.
    “We have much more work to do but this apology most certainly is an important step,” said Walton, the only Black member of the board and chief proponent of the resolution.
    It is the first reparations recommendation of more than 100 proposals made by a city committee to win approval. The African American Reparations Advisory Committee also proposed that every eligible Black adult receive a $5 million lump-sum cash payment and a guaranteed income of nearly $100,000 a year to remedy San Francisco’s deep racial wealth gap.
    But there has been no action on those and other proposals, and some supervisors Tuesday took a dig at public safety measures on next week's March 5 city ballot that they say would harm Black residents.
    Supervisor Dean Preston represents the historically Black Fillmore neighborhood, which was razed in the last century and resulted in the displacement of residents. He said that some leaders who back the apology still want to build “unaffordable housing for mostly wealthy, white people" on public land.
    He also referenced two measures backed by Mayor London Breed, who is Black, including one to screen welfare recipients for drug addiction and another to give more powers to the police department.
    “People want an apology,” he said. “But they also want a commitment not to repeat harms.”
    The mayor has also said she believes reparations should be handled at the national level, and facing a budget crunch, her administration eliminated $4 million for a proposed reparations office in cuts this year.
    The resolution contains findings, including property redlining, the razing of the Fillmore neighborhood in the name of urban renewal, and intentional policies and practices by the city that robbed Black residents of opportunities to build generational wealth.
    Black people, for example, make up 38% of San Francisco’s homeless population despite being less than 6% of the general population, according to a 2022 federal count. There are about 46,000 Black residents in San Francisco.
    In 2020, California became the first state in the nation to create a task force on reparations. The state committee, which dissolved in 2023, also offered numerous policy recommendations, including methodologies to calculate cash payments to descendants of enslaved people.
    But reparations bills introduced by the California Legislative Black Caucus this year also leave out financial redress, although the package includes proposals to compensate people whose land the government seized through eminent domain, create a state reparations agency, ban forced prison labor and issue an apology.
    Reparations advocates are urging San Francisco to move faster in adopting changes made by the city reparations committee, including policies to improve education, employment and housing options for Black people.
    Cheryl Thornton, a city employee who is Black, said that an apology alone does little to address current problems, such as shorter lifespans for Black people.
    “That’s why reparations is important in health care,” she said. “And it’s just because of the lack of healthy food, the lack of access to medical care and the lack of access to quality education.”

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    It's something that they want to make reparations, however they just don't have the money so it has to come from someone else. Same old song, just a little bit different tune.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —

    Supervisors in San Francisco formally apologized Tuesday to African Americans
    and their descendants for the city’s role in perpetuating racism
    and discrimination.

    with several stating that this was just the start of reparations for Black residents
    and not the end.


    The vote was unanimous with all 11 board members signed on as sponsors of the resolution.

    “This historic resolution apologizes on behalf of San Francisco to the
    African American community
    and their descendants for decades of systemic and structural discrimination,

    targeted acts of violence, atrocities,” said Supervisor Shamann Walton, “as well as committing to the rectification and redress of past policies and misdeeds.”


    San Francisco joins another major U.S. city, Boston, in issuing an apology.

    Nine states have formally apologized for slavery, according to the resolution.

    “We have much more work to do
    but this apology most certainly is an important step,” \

    said Walton,

    the only Black member of the board

    AND chief proponent of the resolution.

    It is the first reparations recommendation of more than 100 proposals made by a city committee to win approval.
    \
    The African American Reparations Advisory Committee also proposed that every eligible Black adult receive a $5 million lump-sum cash payment and a guaranteed income of nearly $100,000 a year to remedy San Francisco’s deep racial wealth gap.
    But there has been no action on those and other proposals, and some supervisors Tuesday took a dig at public safety measures on next week's March 5 city ballot that they say would harm Black residents.
    Supervisor Dean Preston represents the historically Black Fillmore neighborhood, which was razed in the last century and resulted in the displacement of residents. He said that some leaders who back the apology still want to build “unaffordable housing for mostly wealthy, white people" on public land.
    He also referenced two measures backed by Mayor London Breed, who is Black, including one to screen welfare recipients for drug addiction and another to give more powers to the police department.
    “People want an apology,” he said. “But they also want a commitment not to repeat harms.”
    The mayor has also said she believes reparations should be handled at the national level, and facing a budget crunch, her administration eliminated $4 million for a proposed reparations office in cuts this year.
    The resolution contains findings, including property redlining, the razing of the Fillmore neighborhood in the name of urban renewal, and intentional policies and practices by the city that robbed Black residents of opportunities to build generational wealth.
    Black people, for example, make up 38% of San Francisco’s homeless population despite being less than 6% of the general population, according to a 2022 federal count. There are about 46,000 Black residents in San Francisco.
    In 2020, California became the first state in the nation to create a task force on reparations. The state committee, which dissolved in 2023, also offered numerous policy recommendations, including methodologies to calculate cash payments to descendants of enslaved people.
    But reparations bills introduced by the California Legislative Black Caucus this year also leave out financial redress, although the package includes proposals to compensate people whose land the government seized through eminent domain, create a state reparations agency, ban forced prison labor and issue an apology.
    Reparations advocates are urging San Francisco to move faster in adopting changes made by the city reparations committee, including policies to improve education, employment and housing options for Black people.
    Cheryl Thornton, a city employee who is Black, said that an apology alone does little to address current problems, such as shorter lifespans for Black people.
    “That’s why reparations is important in health care,” she said. “And it’s just because of the lack of healthy food, the lack of access to medical care and the lack of access to quality education.”


    well ole dodahday


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    Thing is.....it's mostly a big azz lie. Truth is they don't take responsibility for their own actions. It's called cause and effect. Lets take a bigger view of this problem us White people caused. This is the Federal statistics as of today. The U.S. Black population make up 13% of the total population. Yet....they make up 60% of our prison population. Also, that same 13% make up 65% of welfare recipients. Alas, it don't end there..... Black teen pregnancy is more than all the other races combined. Only one out of three Black kids graduate High-school. And then.....only one out of four Black kids know who their father is. .......Then they have the audacity to sit on their azz and blame White people for their misfortune. I say their reparation was when the U.S. was the first of many Countries to abolish slavery. At that time there was different Countries all around the World that had Black, as well as other races as slaves. So we White Americans led the charge to make all races equal. In other words you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink......just saying.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post

    Federal statistics as of today.
    The U.S. Black population make up 13% of the total population.
    Yet...make up 60% of our prison population and make up 65% of welfare recipients.

    Black teen pregnancy is more than all the other races combined.

    Only one out of three Black kids graduate High-school.

    Then they have the audacity to sit on their azz and blame White people for their misfortune.

    I say their reparation was when the U.S. was "among "first of many Countries to abolish slavery. At that time there were different Countries all around the World that had Black, as well as other races as slaves.
    So we Whites led the charge to make all races equal. In other words you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink......

    just saying.

    M0ng00se, me thinks the "British" were the major instagaters abollishng slavery
    0ut of africa...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post

    13% of the total black population make up 60% of our prison population.

    that same 13% make up 65% of welfare recipients.

    Black teen pregnancy is more than all the other races combined.

    Only one out of three Black kids graduate High-school.

    .

    Modify language and mathmatics:
    20 % of the population
    cause 80% of your problems...

    just sayin'



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    Beware politicians re-calassifing catigories
    to SWAY Statistics



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    Just saw where in N.Y. your power bills will be based on your income. Same State that did away with minor traffic stops because cops targeted blacks. Same State that has a no bail policy, because blacks can't afford bail money. Same State run by Black politicians. Reminds me of old Detroit. Once great cities, now in shambles.....


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