San Francisco Reparations Committee Chairman Beaten Up by Nancy Pelosi at 9/11 Worship Service
The chair of the San Francisco Reparations Committee was slammed by Nancy Pelosi at a 9/11 service after the attacks after she suggested the US was to blame.
Rev. Amos Brown serves on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which considers recommendations from the city’s African American Reparations Advisory Committee to restore slavery.
The 14-member committee is reviewing plans to pay black residents a $5 million lump sum, eliminate debt and guarantee an annual income of $97,000 for 250 years.
Nancy Pelosi, while serving as Speaker of the House, said she supports a bill that would create a statewide commission to investigate and review slavery reparations.
Two decades ago, however, she rebuked Brown at a 9/11 memorial service after he used it as a platform to voice his left-wing views.
Rev. Amos Brown (who spoke at a reparations rally outside San Francisco City Hall on March 14) is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which considers recommendations from the city’s African American Reparations Advisory Committee to make reparations for slavery
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends a centenary event for the Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House on March 23, 2023 in Washington, DC, United States
People run away as the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses on September 11th
“America, America, what have you done – intentionally or unintentionally – in the world order, in Central America, in Africa, where bombs are still going off?” asked Brown from the pulpit.
“America, what did you do at the global warming conference when you didn’t embrace the smaller nations? America, what were you doing two weeks ago when I was at the World Conference on Racism when you didn’t show up?’
Paul Holm, who was present to represent his dead partner Mark Bingham, walked out of the service saying: “I thought this was a day of remembrance and not a political event.”
Pelosi was the only Democrat on the scene to blame Brown for his insensitive comments.
“The 9/11 terrorist act put these people out of the order of civilized behavior and we will not take responsibility for that,” she told the audience.
Amos made a U-turn on plans to pay every black San Francisco resident $5 million in reparations earlier this month, saying he now believes the money should go to community projects instead.
The reason for its inverted position is unclear.
Speaking on behalf of the San Francisco NAACP, Brown called on the city to redirect its focus to education, jobs, housing, healthcare and a black cultural center.
In a statement, Brown said, “We truly believe that creating and funding programs that can improve the lives of those affected by racism and discrimination is the best path to equality and justice.”
It comes after a public meeting of San Fran’s board of directors on March 14 to allow people to voice their views on a plan to provide reparations to black residents.
The NAACP responded directly to the discussion, saying the investments needed to be in education, health care and economic empowerment — both in line with the California Taskforce and AARAC’s proposals.
Brown said, “Black students don’t do as well as their peers. We need support programs to help our children with reading, arithmetic and science.
“The school district and city have a moral obligation to educate all children, especially those whose families have been disadvantaged by discrimination.
Activists demanding reparations held a rally ahead of the 3pm board meeting on March 14 where the public could share their views
A taskforce set up by California Gov. Gavin Newsom is asking the federal government to pay every African American in the US at least $223,000 for “housing discrimination” – while other areas continue to be scrutinized for compensation
Who is Eligible for Compensation under the AARC Plan?
You must be:
1) A person who has identified themselves as “Black/African American” in public documents for at least 10 years
2) 18 years or older
You must also meet and be able to demonstrate two of these eight criteria:
** Born in San Francisco between 1940 and 1996 with documented residency in San Francisco for at least 13 years
** Immigrated to San Francisco between 1940 and 1996 and documented residency in San Francisco for at least 13 years
** Personal or the direct descendant of someone imprisoned by the failed War on Drugs
** Records of attendance at San Francisco public schools during the time of the Consent Decree fully desegregating the school system
** Descendant of a person enslaved by US slavery before 1865
** Displaced from San Francisco by Urban Renewal between 1954 and 1973, or direct descendant of displaced person
** Listed or direct descendant of a preference certificate holder
**Member of a historically marginalized group who experienced loan discrimination in San Francisco between 1937 and 1968 or subsequently suffered loan discrimination in formerly segregated San Francisco communities between 1968 and 2008
“With President Biden’s infrastructure bill, we want more black people to have the opportunity to get jobs for the billions of dollars of infrastructure work being done in our community in our state.
“Black people don’t live as long as the majority of the population. We need programming that is beneficial to our health, longevity and mental state.’
He also called on the city to create a “black town center” and “preserve and protect the Fillmore Heritage Centre.”
Civil rights activist Brown studied under Martin Luther King Jr. and was arrested in 1961 during a sit-in protesting segregation in the South.
He told the San Francisco Chronicle that “America is a racist country,” and he knows it, explaining that his great-great-grandfather was born an enslaved person in 1821.
Gavin Newsom’s Compensation Committee separately recommended that every African-American slave descendant be paid $223,000 for “housing discrimination” by the federal government — while other areas continue to be investigated for compensation.
It’s unclear if the group’s recommendations will be rolled out nationwide, but if they do, it could mean Brown could be one of the recipients of that group’s recommended $223,000.
The California taskforce believes black Americans should get the money to endure “the economic impact” of racism and slavery — having initially made the proposals in the state.
In a March 2022 report, the group said that those eligible would have to be descendants of enslaved African Americans or a “free black person who lived in the United States before the late 19th century.”
They argue that the money goes to discriminatory housing practices from 1933 to 1977 — and have 12 other categories to consider.
San Francisco’s African American Reparations Advisory Committee released a draft report in December to “address public policies expressly created to subjugate San Francisco’s blacks by upholding and expanding the intent and legacy of slavery.”
The group also proposes that the government pay off all debt related to education, credit cards, payday loans and personal loans to black households.
It is separate from the task force created by the California legislature also investigating reparations, with the San Francisco committee being formed in May 2021.
As a result, the proposal could cost the city, which has a $14 billion budget for 2022-2023, about $50 billion.
Applicants must be 18 years of age and have identified themselves as Black or African American on public documents for at least 10 years.
The proposals, presented in San Francisco on March 14, are among the most generous yet heard.
Another meeting is planned for September.
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