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San Francisco plan to give $5 million to black residents in reparations slammed as ‘racist’

California Governor Elder

A proposed reparations payment that would give longtime black residents of San Francisco $5 million is facing opposition, with several critics calling it “racist.”

The program , pitched by the San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee, claims the $5 million payment would remedy any economic and opportunity losses that black San Francisco residents have endured over the years. It would also supplement the income of lower-income black households to reflect the Area Median Income every year for at least 250 years, according to the pitched program .

“I will be the first lawyer to fight against this,” civil rights attorney Leo Terrell, who is black, said in a Monday night appearance on Fox News. “This is outrageous, it’s unlawful, it’s unconstitutional, it’s racist, but it’s not surprising it came from California.”

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