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California Democrat Eric Garcetti said that George Soros’ Open Society Foundations has expressed interest in funding a Los Angeles reparations program. 

The L.A. mayor made the statement after announcing that the L.A. Reparations Advisory Commission had been formed to develop “a pilot reparations program targeted at a cohort of Black Angelenos.”

“This year has shown us in some of the starkest possible terms that while America is a land of opportunity for some, it remains a place of injustice, inequality, and indignity for too many of our black brothers and sisters,” Garcetti remarked. 

Garcetti also announced the formation of the National Coalition of Mayors Organized for Reparations and Equity, in which 11 big city mayors committed to establishing advisory commissions.

“It remains unequal for the descendants of those who were forced onto slave ships, uprooted from their lives, uprooted from their loves, stripped of their humanity and their dignity and their rights,” he stated the day after President Biden declared Juneteenth a national holiday.     

He hopes that corporations will “begin to make some amends and to push this movement forward,” and said that Soro’s foundation is one of “many” private entities that would be willing to fund the venture as a way “to reckon with a complicity that we saw in American capitalism, slavery and post-slavery racism.”

Garcetti said that the commission will not review racism as a whole, but will “look specifically at reparations around where laws held back” Black L.A. resident’s ability to build wealth. “Exactly who would benefit from a local reparations program and how any financial compensation would be made are details the commission would have to decide,” he commented.


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Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
3 months ago

Count me in for reparations if someone can show me a living former person of color that lived under legal slavery in America. Or any living former slave owners

Hope Mylroie
Hope Mylroie
3 months ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

Yes but there is no one left in either category

CindyP
CindyP
3 months ago
Reply to  Hope Mylroie

Kind of the point.

TW M
TW M
3 months ago

This is just a futile attempt to assuage their “white guilt”. Once they give money to people who have done nothing but be born a certain race, they will apparently feel better about themselves. Once the money is spent, nothing substantial will have changed but the recipients will be back for more. They will have accomplished nothing except create a bunch of economic slaves. You only have to look at the plight of Native Americans to see how this will turn out. I grew up near to a reservation and free money from the government has done nothing to improve their lives. But white people feel better and that is what this is about.

Oirish1953
Oirish1953
3 months ago
Reply to  TW M

This is about chaos and division.

Davito
Davito
3 months ago
Reply to  Oirish1953

That’s exactly right, they want to separate us and fight amongst ourselves.

Betty Jay
Betty Jay
3 months ago

This is about keeping the Blacks under the thumb of the government.