Faizon Love says blacks are using reparations money to buy Cadillacs and Mercedes
Comedy actor Faizon Love has slammed the idea of black people in California receiving $223,000 in reparations, saying the money will only be used to buy luxury cars.
Love, 54, made the revealing response in an interview with YouTube channel Vlad TV about his feelings about the above figure, reported amid the ongoing debate over slavery reparations in the Golden State.
The Meteor Man star said: “Fuck it. That’s another trick, man, because the money goes straight back to Cadillac and straight back to [Mercedes] Benz.”
The chair of the task force dealing with the reparations issue, Kamilah V. Moore, said in an interview Tuesday that the reported figure of $223,000 was not simply the amount of money that would be handed out, but the “maximum liability.” of the State of California.
She also said reparations only apply to people who faced housing discrimination between 1933 and 1972, not just blacks.
Referring to black people receiving $223,000, actor Faizon Love said, “Fuck it. That’s another trick, man, because the money goes straight back to Cadillac and straight back to [Mercedes] Benz.”
In his interview, Love went on to offer an alternative to financial redress by suggesting that blacks should be tax-exempt for life. The Cuban-born actor pointed out that slaves were treated as “tax write-offs” during the civil war.
He also brought up the fact that the federal income tax was instituted by the US government to pay for the Civil War.
The financial demands of the war led Congress to impose a flat tax of 3 percent on all incomes over $800. After the end of the war, the original law was repealed and only formally replaced by the Federal Income Tax Act of 1913.
Known for his controversial remarks, Love was criticized in 2014 and 2015 for his widespread support of Bill Cosby after dozens of sexual assault allegations were leveled at the elderly comedian.
In a tweet, Love referred to black people who believe the allegations as “spineless monkeys.”
In his interview, Love went on to offer an alternative to monetary compensation by suggesting that blacks should be exempt from taxes
Kamilah Moore, chair of the reparations task force, said in an interview Tuesday that the maximum payment applies only to those affected by housing discrimination in California between 1933 and 1977
During the public hearing on redress this week at Oakland City Hall, the notion of the tax exemption was brought up.
Carol Williams said she had been homeless since moving from Memphis to the Golden State in 1985, and stated her belief that all indemnities should be tax-free.
She said: “I consider myself a basic Black American. The indemnity should be tax free so the IRS won’t come after us when we get the money.
“And I pray and pray that as we make the ancestry decision, we save those who have been in California since 2000.”
Deon Jenkins, pictured here, ran for president in 2016 and 2020, and ran for the United States Senate in California in 2022, receiving fewer than 7,000 votes
While an activist speaking at the hearings, Deon Jenkins, said money given to black people in California should be equal to the average price of a home in the state, about $800,000.
Following that appearance at the public hearing at Oakland City Hall on Wednesday, Jenkins, who describes himself as a “hip-hop organizer,” said in an interview, “Either they’re going to go along with it or there’s going to be a serious backlash.”
Since 2021, the nation’s first Task Force to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African Americans has engaged history and studies to advocate for reparations to California descendants of enslaved blacks. The group has until July 1 before having to decide on reparations.
Max Fennell and fellow campaigner Jenkins introduced themselves after the meeting, and Jenkins asked for $800,000 in redress
Jenkins ran for president in 2016 and 2020, and ran for the United States Senate in California in 2022, receiving fewer than 7,000 votes. On his official website, Jenkins describes himself as a “grassroots hip-hop organizer.”
In his speech to the task force, Jenkins also said, “Defense, money, land, grants.
“Four elements of every society, every nation – a defense structure, economy, land and access to that economy.”
He continued: “If this is not addressed then reparations will not apply. Reparations – Repair is the root of the word, we cannot have repair if these elements are not addressed.’
Also speaking Thursday, Rev. Tony Pierce of the Black Wall Street Project exclaimed when his speaking time was up, “$230,000 isn’t enough!”
At Wednesday’s hearing, 35-year-old entrepreneur and first Black professional triathlete Max Fennell said each person should receive $350,000 in compensation to close the racial wealth gap and Black-owned businesses should receive $250,000 , which would help them flourish.
Fennell added, “It’s a debt owed, we worked for nothing,” he said. “We don’t ask; we’ll tell you.’
He concluded his remarks by saying, “The material values I am asking for are $350,000 per black American in California, that is tangible small business grants, $250,000 and 15 to 20 acres of land.”
Fennell posted a video on Instagram showing him at the hearings with around 60 others, alongside the caption: “Testimony of history with the tribe”.
The gathering drew a wispy crowd of activists at Oakland City Hall on Wednesday
Meanwhile, Demnlus Johnson III, a member of Richmond City Council, said it was remarkable that the issue was being discussed publicly at all.
“You have to identify a problem in order to address it,” he said.
“Obviously we want it to be addressed now, the urgency is now, but it’s quite an achievement to have it all broadcast and online.”
Councilor Carroll Fife from Oakland highlighted the problems of homelessness in California.
Fife said: “Homelessness is off the charts in California. And that’s partly because there were populations, particularly black Americans, who were denied access to housing.’
Committee members will make preliminary policy recommendations, such as: B. Audits of government agencies dealing with child welfare and incarceration to reduce inequalities in the treatment of Black people.
The group discussed how the state can address its impact on black families whose property has been confiscated by significant domains. The issue drew renewed attention after lawmakers voted last year to return a beachfront property called Bruce’s Beach to the descendants of the black residents who owned it until it was taken in the 20th century.
Former Democratic congressional candidate Morris Griffin holds up a sign during the meeting
Officials from Oakland, Sacramento, Los Angeles and other California cities spoke about local reparation efforts.
They included Khansa T. Jones-Muhammad, deputy chair of the Los Angeles Reparations Advisory Commission, established last year under then-Mayor Eric Garcetti. The commission’s goal is to advise the city on a pilot program to distribute reparations to a group of black residents, but it has no set timeline for completing its work.
In September, economists began listing preliminary estimates of what the state might owe as a result of discriminatory policies. However, they said they need more data to get more complete numbers.
California Secretary of State Shirley Weber, a former congressman, authored the bill creating the state’s task force, and the group began work last year.
The law was signed into law in September 2020 after a summer of nationwide protests against racism and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a white Minnesota police officer.
In June, the task force released a 500-page report detailing the discriminatory policies that have fueled residential segregation, criminal justice inequalities and other realities that have hurt black Californians in the decades since slavery was abolished.
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