This bill establishes Task Force on Reparations and directs task force to study and develop proposals for financial and nonfinancial reparations for Oregonians of African-American descent, develop appropriate methods for educating public about task force findings and recommend appropriate remedies based on task force findings. Sunsets December 31, 2024.
Reparations is based on the idea that Black slaves were strangers and the colonies had established a homeland in America. That very idea perpetuates the concept of ‘them and us’ that has done more to divide than unite this country. Nearly 100 years before Jamestown, Africans helped the colonies to survive with their knowledge of cultivation, contrary to being first slaves arriving in 1619 now taught in schools.
From the early 1500s forward, the Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Dutch, and others fought to control the resources of the emerging transatlantic world and worked together to facilitate the dislocation of the indigenous peoples of Africa and the Americas. Historian John Thornton has shown that the African men and women who appeared almost as if by chance in Virginia in 1619 were there because of a chain of events.
The task force isn’t directed to be objective in comparison of history of nationalities, instead it starts from a clear bias that it is directing others to overcome. The bill states the task force will develop, a predetermined outcome, proposals for financial and nonfinancial reparations based on:
(B) Racial terror;
(C) Political disenfranchisement;
(D) Housing segregation;
(E) Separate and unequal education;
(F) Racism related to the environment and infrastructure;
(G) Pathologizing the Black family;
(H) Control over creative cultural and intellectual life;
(I) Stolen labor and hindered opportunity;
(J) An unjust legal system;
(K) Mental and physical harm and neglect; and
(L) The wealth gap.
This is not reparations, it is redistribution of wealth in a communist/Marxist fashion. America is a melting pot of nationalities that each have some history of hardships that has allowed them to prosper.
Black people should be indignant that they are being used to advance a racist agenda and a worse slavery then they escaped from. This bill pushes the Black people backwards into a class of socialist entitlement that is disrespected. You can’t legislate out emotional bias and by trying to do so, it draws attention and makes it worse. That is why the US Constitution is written with equal opportunity, and not forced equity. In the end, whatever amount of money they will receive won’t compare to how much worse they feel about themselves.
Every category of legislation has given Blacks, underrepresented, underprivileged a hands out opportunity over everyone else. It seems that reparation has already been legislated.
Great…another complete waste of tax payer money to support the govt grift/scam…?
What a ridiculous bill. Oregon was not a slave state. I was not a slave owner nor are any people of color slaves. Will Oregon also pay Irish and others who were enslaved?? This state has out of control drug and homeless issues. Inflation that is killing the working class, dying urban areas and a dead tourism industry. It’s time time for Oregon to fix it’s real problems instead of making up new ones to waste tax payer dollars on
Vote NO on this
Figured it wouldn’t be long until this stupid state followed suit with California. All the more to create even more tension between white and black people. Way to go idiots.
This is such an embaressment to me as white person. It is so incredibly racist and demeaning to tell my black friends and neigbors that “your ancestors slavery is worth this dollar amount”. It’s belittling, it’s cruel and it’s dehumanizing. Why not empower people? Why not teach about our history? Why not use the past to teach us to do better? Why are we dividing people once again and telling them they are victims? It is shameful. It makes me sick.
If this happens, we need to file a class action lawsuit for those Oregonians who don’t qualify under the Equal Protection clause.
Black people suffer from stereo-type threat according to Stanford University study. Because they are told they are underprivileged, their minds are primed to subconscious programing that results in lower grades. It’s bio-engineering of negative thoughts. We are all subject to it, but the Black race have been brainwashed from birth by the elites to keep them enslaved. If they can put off the negative thoughts, they would do better, but no amount of money will change how they think of themselves, but will drive the same thought patterns to be more locked in.
I don’t know if there is a solution to this problem. Why now are we wanting a solution?
Here is a thought. Many of the people kidnapping them in there country were black people themselves. The people that did it are dead. Nobody living are responsible.
Many black people living today do not want funds concerning this problem.
We need to be concerned about the current missing illegal children coming into America . I hear they are being used as salves! Let’s get to the bottom of current problems!
Taking money from families that never owned slaves, to give to families
that Republicans laid down their lives to free. If anybody is going to pay
it should be the Democrat aristocrats who owned slaves and also
repressed the “white trash” (that’s what they called poor white people).
Democrats ran the Dixie South, where they enforced the Jim Crow laws
that repressed black and white people in a system of aparteid.
Today, Democrats are profiting from slavery in other countries. That was the
purpose of NAFTA, which drove American companies to set up shop in
slave countries like China. There are people in companies that are born into
the building they will work their whole lives in, and they will never leave until they
die. Where is the outrage for current slavery around the world?
We should all unite, black and white skinned people who love liberty to promote
liberty and freedom for all around the world.
Congo, especially is under attack from China and the Biden administration push
for electric vehicles, which is enslaving the people of Congo, and especially the children, to work for pennies per day in unsafe conditions, for rare earth minerals that do not exist in enough abundance for the world to run an economy based on batteries.
Removing the earned wages of people who have worked hard for their money to supposedly make up for the sin of slavery of another generation will generate poverty. Why should people work so that others can enjoy the fruits of their labor? All will become enslaved and the aristocrat Democrats will still be the enslavers.
Dred Scott decisions made by Democrat judges, said black people were not persons
Runaway Slave Act, Democrats seeking the free north to engage with them in catching
all black people, even freemen.
Jim Crow lynching 5000 Republicans who dared to vote as a free person
Uncle Tom’s Cabin ,by Harriet Beecher Stowemade illegal to own or sell, and then making an “Uncle Tom” to be thought of as despicable sell-out.