A California government committee recommended that each of the state’s 2.5 million residents who identify as black or African-American should be given $223,000 in reparations for “housing discrimination” alone. In a related story, every California resident just declared that they now “identify” as black or African-American. And don’t you dare try to tell them that’s not how it works!
For the record, the total cost of that would be over $569 billion, substantially more than the entire state budget. It’s not clear how much more because I don’t know whether that’s based on the $97.5 billion surplus Gov. Gavin Newsom told Californians the state had before the election, or the $25 billion deficit he admitted they had after the election. I shudder to think how big the deficit will be if they not only paid reparations to blacks, but also to all the businesses that have been stripped of their merchandise by brazen thieves and all the citizens who’ve been victims of theft and violent crimes because of the state’s refusal to do its job of enforcing the law. I do think that seems only fair, though.