$5 Million Reparations for Black Residents Not Enough, San Francisco Official Says
Jack Birle, Washington Examiner, January 31, 2023
A city official from San Francisco , California, said the draft plan for black residents to receive $5 million in reparations is not enough for proper compensation.
Supervisor Shamann Walton told National Review Tuesday the 5 million number, which the San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee said would remedy previous discrimination against black city residents, is “much less than a lot of the projections that people say black people should receive for reparations here in the United States.”
“You can Google a lot of the reparations work that has been done and look at the monetary formulas that people have put together, and most certainly, the 5 million is a very minuscule number compared to a lot of research that has been done over the past couple of decades, quite frankly,” Walton said to the outlet.
Walton, who introduced the resolution to explore reparations in February 2020, defended the potential payments, saying that past discrimination by the city and state has put black families at a disadvantage.