Any document that begins with the premise that “racist” laws and policies “cumulatively created this nation” is bound to be a divisive incoherent mess. But Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has been the key cheerleader of the California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans, and he should be held politically accountable for every terrible idea in the commission’s final report.
It is tempting to look for a top-line number in a report on reparations and then stop reading. In this case, the California reparations task force settled on a $1.2 million upfront payment for each descendant […]