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San Francisco Approves Fantasy Reparations Plan That Would Pay Black Residents $5 Million, Let Them Buy a House for $1
Black San Franciscans would also be entitled to a lifelong annual salary of at least $97,000 as compensation, won’t have to pay taxes, and will have all their debts forgiven.
A crowd listens to speakers at a reparations rally outside of City Hall at San Francisco, March 14, 2023. AP/Jeff Chiu
Thursday, March 16, 2023
San Francisco’s ambitious plan to pay billions of dollars in reparations to its Black Americans is spawning fierce debate about whether the plan, however unrealistic, is the best use of taxpayer dollars.
Reparations have long been discussed in an esoteric way as a means to compensate Black Americans for slavery and other past injustices, but they’ve never advanced through any meaningful government process.