Oakland skyline, with the eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in background via Wikimedia Commons.

San Francisco’s advisory committee is recommending the government pay out massive reparations to longtime Black residents in the city due to the decades of “systematic repression.” The total reparation package would include a $5 million payment and grant total debt forgiveness. The San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee released the report last month which reads, “the public policies explicitly created to subjugate Black people in San Francisco by upholding and expanding the intent and legacy of chattel slavery.”

“While neither San Francisco, nor California, formally adopted the institution of chattel slavery, the tenets of segregation, white supremacy and systematic repression and exclusion of Black people were codified through legal and extralegal actions, social codes, and judicial enforcement,” the report states.

It continues, “A lump sum payment would compensate the affected population for the decades of harms that they have experienced, and will redress the economic and opportunity losses that Black San Franciscans have endured, collectively, as the result of both intentional decisions and unintended harms perpetuated by City policy.”

To be eligible for the program, the applicant must be 18 years old and have identified as Black or African American on public documents for at least 10 years. They must also prove at least two of eight additional criteria, choosing from a list that includes, “Born in San Francisco between 1940 and 1996 and has proof of residency in San Francisco for at least 13 years,” and/or, “Personally, or the direct descendant of someone, incarcerated by the failed War on Drugs.”

The Committee has not received approval from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors yet but, Aaron Peskin, the Board of Supervisors President, told the San Francisco Chronicle he hopes the plan is approved.

“There are so many efforts that result in incredible reports that just end up gathering dust on a shelf,” Peskin said. “We cannot let this be one of them.”


  1. What a clown show……SF is going to find out that all of a sudden their entire population is and has been black. They just never knew it before. Why not include the Chinese while you’re at it? They probably suffered more than blacks.

  2. their is no cause for reporations because this country is made up of people from other countries over the many years from the slavery days and probably 60% of the people living today came from other countries and all of the relatives from slaves barely exist

  3. What bs. Socialists will waste as much money as possible to help bankrupt our country. Give it to veterans who deserve it

  4. San Francisco can engage in whatever idiotic schemes it wishes with its taxpayer’s money, but no further Federal funds should go to San Francisco, since only those who vote for San Francisco leaders should pay for such nonsense.

  5. Yeh, that will encourage all the rich white people to move to San Fran because the exodus is not quick enough. How will the adjustments be made for the last 50 years of affirmative action that benefited blacks and hurt white. What about Asians? they were certainly discriminated against and continue to be discriminated, especially in education.

  6. The stupidity of people in California. Black were not the only slaves. By the way it was a black man that first owned black slaves. There were many races in America who were slaves. You don’t have facts. Your submission to lies and no facts is really becoming sickening.

  7. And where exactly do they plan on getting all this money, never MIND that that it is STUPID! I guarantee you the Black population in California skyrockets if this passes. Just one more reason to stay out of California…Hmmm Maybe I’ll start “identifying as “Black”…Who’s with me…

  8. tired of seeing them on camera smashing into stores and looting, so pay them
    more donkey hole ideas from califa-pornifa-kation !

  9. It’s too bad someone didn’t tell Joe this before MLK Day so he could include it in his “I pander to Black Americans” speech he gives every year.

  10. This is the utter madness of an ideology that denies the effects of drugs, crime, and family destruction in populations suffering from all of these -partly self-inflicted- ailments.

  11. Where do these drooling fools expect to find that kind of money? From the residents of California or the Feds? My ancestors were Irish and pretty much treated as slaves as well, so where do I go for my reparations?

    1. Me too….I want my reparations for my Irish ancestors that built NYC and all the bridges in Cali-porni-cation!!!!

  12. They will continue to sell drugs and commit robberies! The fools that came up with this idea are so naive. The San Fran voters get what they deserve for putting these fools into office.

  13. Oh, how wonderful! People who have never owned slaves, and who have never discriminated against any minority, are going to get to donate money they don’t have, to people who have never been slaves. and cannot prove that they are even descendants of slaves. What can be done, however, is to offer repatriation to any person who requests it, back to Africa, where they will no doubt receive gracious welcome.

  14. rid America of all democrats that are a commie marxist socialist fascist woke pedophile cult destroying America for stipends from china

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