Leading activists charge that Democrats in Congress let down Black voters at the federal level with the assistance of “relic” social justice organisations as New York and California pursue legislation to consider state-level reparations for slavery.
A plan to establish a commission to research the impacts of slavery and racial discrimination in the Empire State and give suggestions for future reparations, such as restitution payments from the government, was approved by the New York state assembly last week. The suggestions made by the commission would not be obligatory, so it would be up to the legislature to determine whether to put them to a vote.
Gov. Kathy Hochul is allegedly considering the measure, but she hasn’t made any remarks in the media about it. For the legislation to become law, she must sign it. If Hochul signs the legislation, New York would join California in creating a reparations commission.
While some reparations campaigners view what’s taking place in New York as a positive development, others told Fox News Digital that state and local efforts are insufficient and blamed Democrats in Washington, D.C., as well as even other campaigners, for the lack of progress.