The five woke economists who will decide how much Californians pay in ... trends now
The five economists who will determine just how much the state will pay back black Californians for historic injustices include professors who have called for nationwide reparations of up to $14 trillion, said there is no such thing as a black middle class and have argued that the plight of Native Americans is 'irrelevant.'
Woke professors William Spriggs, Thomas Craemer, Kaycea Campbell, William A 'Sandy' Darity Jr and his wife, lecturer Kirstin Mullen, are advising California's Reparations Task Force on what they believe would be a fair amount repaid to the descendants of racial discrimination in the state.
Members of the task force have already suggested black Californians will be able to get up to $223,000 each, but activists have been pushing for up to $800,000.
The controversial panel now has until the end of June to submit its final report outlining just how much black Californians are owed and how many residents would be entitled to the funds.
But it will ultimately be up to state lawmakers to pass legislation approving the payments.
California's Reparations Task Force was set up by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2020. It now has until the end of June to submit its final report
The five-members of the so-called expert panel are charged with quantifying the past economic injustices African Americans faced and determining how much compensation black Californians should receive for those crimes.
They have previously presented a report outlining the 'five harms or atrocities' the state of California has committed against black people and made 'rough estimates' of how much their descendants should be rewarded.
Using historical data, the expert panel calculated that black Californians who lived in the state between 1933 and 1977 experienced a housing wealth gap of $223,239 or $5,074 for each year, ABC 10 reports.
They also determined that the potential income lost by incarcerated black Californians from 1971 — the beginning of then-President Nixon's War on Drugs — through the present to be a total of $124,678 or $2,494 per year.
And, the five-member expert panel argues, because black Californians face disproportionate health outcomes with shorter life expectancies than white Californians and black mothers four times more likely to die in childbirth than other groups, they are entitled to $127,226 each year.
But these are just 'rough estimates,' Campbell said at a recent meeting, and the total amount paid out to black Californians could be even higher.
DailyMail.com has now taken a closer look at these so-called experts coming up with these figures.William Spriggs, former chair of Economics Department at Howard University who argues economics itself is racist
William Spriggs, an economics professor at Howard University, has said that economic models inherently include racist ideals
William Spriggs, a professor and former chair of the