Skip to content
Home » ‘We’re Not Asking, We’re Telling You’; Activist DEMANDS $350,000 for Each Black California Resident Under New Reparations Task Force

‘We’re Not Asking, We’re Telling You’; Activist DEMANDS $350,000 for Each Black California Resident Under New Reparations Task Force

Photo Credit: Max Fennell

A black activist is insisting that every black person in the state of California should be given $350,000, and black-owned businesses should receive $250,000.

Max Fennell calls for his demands to be met with California’s first reparations task force.

Fennell, the first black professional tri-athlete, gave a speech in Oakland concerning his demands.

“It’s a debt that’s owed, we worked for free,” he claimed at Oakland’s city hall. “We’re not asking, we’re telling you.”

“The tangibles of what I’m asking for is $350,000 per black American in California that’s tangible, small business grant $250,000, and land 15-20 acres,” he said.

The special task force examined five sectors in which they claim black Americans have been mistreated listing the government taking property, the supposed devaluation of black-owned businesses, alleged mass incarceration, and health and housing issues. Its recommendations to the California Legislature are expected to be delivered by July 1st.

“It is important to get this right because we are setting the precedent for other states and localities, and also for the federal government as well,” chair of the committee Kamilah V. Moore said Wednesday.

This poll gives you free access to our premium politics newsletter. Unsubscribe at any time.

California Governor Newsom signed the mandate to proceed with the study of possible reparations.

“As a nation, we can only truly thrive when every one of us has the opportunity to thrive,” Newsom said. “Our painful history of slavery has evolved into structural racism and bias built into and permeating throughout our democratic and economic institutions. While there is still so much work to do to unravel this legacy, these pieces of legislation are important steps in the right direction to building a more inclusive and equitable future for all.”

After Newsom signed two bills, Democrat Assembly member Shirley Weber announced, “We have not come to terms with our state’s ugly past that allowed slaveholding within our borders and returned escaped slaves to their masters.”

Off to the races, Democrat-run cities are rushing to get their reparation task force created.

Following their lead, the Boston City Council recently voted to implement a task force to consider the idea of reparations.

Want the latest in breaking news and insider information on America? Click Here

Follow Raging Americans on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.