The California Repairs Task Force recently heard ideas ranging from “40 acres and a Tesla” to a cash settlement to compensate the descendants of Chattel slaves in America.
The Task Force for the Study and Development of Compensation Proposals for African Americans heard a few hours of professional and personal testimony from witnesses and public comments at a two-day hearing on 23 and 2 September.
The meeting focused on the evils of Chattel slavery during the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its effects on the descendants of enslaved black Americans. Although the tone of the meeting was largely indifferent and emotional, the “acre0 acre and a Tesla” remark brought smiles to the faces of several members of the nine-member taskforce, including Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles). Laughter
A man who gave his name as Kash Gains commented during a public comment on September 2nd.
In addition to paying cash directly to the descendants of slavery, Gaines suggested that “40 acres and a compensation” would gradually be more than “40 acres and a mule” in modern times, as the term is popularly known.
As the task force often mentions that California is “one of the richest states in America and economically comparable to some other countries,” Gaines said, “it’s a bright lighthouse for setting up a high ceiling that could see compensation.”
“So just keep in mind – I hope it’s well understood what all of you think about trying to connect our retributive justice to the so-called influential people of our time, and especially to Silicon Valley … and so on, even the black churches, and it A 40-acre and a Tesla claim, basically an update of the mule, where Elon Musk has to argue why he wouldn’t meet the demand for 38 million cars for black Americans? He asked the taskforce.
Guinness also joked about California Gov News’ executive order to shut down petrol-powered cars by 2035.
“It’s understandable to me that Gavin News is trying to get California out of the way of being in a petrol car anyway,” he said. “So just keep in mind that we are very, very interested not just in direct cash payments, in our country, and trying to connect it to something sexy for the next generation. And again, it connects to the black church, as mentioned earlier, because it was the black church that gave that solution to the common Sherman of 40 acres. It’s not just me with a mule anymore, I’m with Tesla or an update like that.
The phrase “40 acres and a mule” is commonly used as an example of a broken promise given to the descendants of slaves and is often revealed during taskforce hearings.
The statement stems from the words of Union Army General William T. Sherman, who, in support of President Abraham Lincoln, promised to give 400,000 acres of confiscated Confederate land in Carolinas to free slaves at the end of the American Civil War.
Sherman and union leaders met with ministers at the Savannah, Guy Black Church, where ex-slaves were asked what they wanted. The slaves told the famous general that they wanted their own land. Sherman said in his Special Field Order 15 that the enslavement of land along the southeast coast would be set aside for 20,000,000 black families so that “each family must have more than forty acres of land.”
He then assigned the brigadier. General Rufus Saxton is working to divide the land into 40-acre plots.
Although the term “and a mule” was never mentioned in Sherman’s order, it is said that some free slave families were given Army mules, and on January 1, 1955, the promise of one acre became known as “one acre and one mule.” “
As it turned out, Sherman’s order was short-lived. Shortly after the Lincoln, Republican, assassination on April 15, 1655, his successor, President Andrew Johnson, overturned the order and returned 20,000,000 acres to its former Confederate owners. Johnson was a Southern Democrat who ran in 1864 as Lincoln’s running mate on a National Union ticket.
The Repair Task Force has two years to apologize to the descendants of the slaves and recommend ways for the state to compensate them. It was established in Sep0 September last year when the Newsom Assembly signed Bill 21121, which was drafted by then-Assemblywoman Shirley Weber. He now serves as Secretary of State in the administration of Newsom.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times