Gavin Newsom's reparations experiment backfires as 2024 speculation swirls

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2023
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Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom is trying to dig himself out of a political predicament when it comes to slavery reparations proposed by his own task force.

Fox News Digital was first to report Tuesday evening that Newsom, after months of complete silence on the issue, declined to endorse the cash payments – which could reach as high as $1.2 million for a single recipient – recommended by his reparations task force, arguing that dealing with the legacy of slavery "is about much more than cash payments." 

"It will take absurd mental gymnastics...

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