California Governor Gavin Newsom has a plan to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves, and a majority of Democrats support his idea.
That's according to the latest Rasmussen Reports.
The survey found that 38% of likely U.S. voters support taxpayer-funded reparation payments to the descendants of American slaves, including 19% who "strongly support" reparations.
Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed, including 42% who "strongly oppose" reparations payments.
In Rasmussen's January 2021 survey, 28% supported reparations.
While 60% of Democrats support reparations, that opinion is shared by only 18% of Republicans and 35% of voters not affiliated with either major party.
To see survey question wording, click here.
N G says
To be clear, I’m not in favor of slavery reparations. As for those who would receive such reparations, would they finally be able to move on with their lives and stop blaming and shaming the rest of us for injustices that were done to long dead people by other long dead people?
Asking for a friend…
Phillip DeSalvo says
Don’t count on it😡
Because most slave owners were Democrats, I have no problem with Democrats paying reparations. I am not a Democrat.
I vote no to reparations, a strong no. The United States has spent billions maybe even trillions on poverty programs for minorities and others over many years and has favored minorities with affirmative action for decades. Reparations have already been paid. No to any additional payments, no matter what they are called.
I'm stealing my words from the British who recently stated that reparations should start with the African Kings and War Lords who rounded up the slaves and had them waiting in cages to be sold.
Pedro Martinez says
Since the democrats are the self proclaimed party of "fairness" and they want it so bad, and since historically the democratic party was the party of slavery, Jim Crow, Poll taxes, segregation, etc...I say let them pay.
ralph penton says
our family has several relatives that died fighting to free the slaves. What about reparations for them?
Waiting for the Brits to pay reparations to the descendants of the Acadians they expelled from Nova Scotia in deplorable conditions, stealing their land, burning their homes, and slaughtering their animals. The Mi'kmaqs, too, were slaughtered. At least they got an apology in 2003 and an annual day of commemoration for whatever that's worth.
Reparations for Slavery and Social Discrimination
Terrsa Blalock says
When slavery ended, all slaves was given land. Confederate money lost all its value. White people was actually the 1st slaves air in the America's. After the war 13 colonies United, and the Americas became the "United states of America". Let's do math here. A $700 housing allowance over a period of 30 years totals $210 000. Oppressed people qualified for these section 8 housing allowances that tax payers paid. Oppressed people got their taxes back. And how would one determine who gets reparations? Personally I am all for human trafficked people getting reparations, since these slaves was slaves in the United states of America. Dreamers should too.
Sharyl and Full Measure Team,
Part and Parcel : Reparations evince a multi-pronged
attack against the founding race and culture
of meritorious/Christian - White ! - Western Civilization,
which attacks began by Marxian-Rothschild-controlled
Abe Lincoln, who had warred against the Founders’/
Framers’ non-centralized, we-the-people Self-Government
( slavery was waning in the West—peacefully while he
savagely turned brother against brother in the colonies;
see/Word-search, “History of Rothschild bank and [ America’s ] wars”; e.g., :
“ A Rothschild family biography mentions a London meeting where an ‘International Banking Syndicate’ decided to pit the American North against the South as part of a ‘divide and conquer’ strategy. German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck once stated, ‘The division of the United States into federations of equal force was decided long before the Civil War. These bankers were afraid that the United States…would upset their financial domination over the world. The voice of the Rothschilds prevailed.’”
—paragraph is from DuckDuckGo dot com. ) :
Credit Thomas Cruz :
49.6 million people—According to the latest Global Estimates of Modern Slavery (2022) from “Walk Free,” the International Labor Organization and the International Organization for Migration : 49.6 million people live in modern slavery, in forced labor and forced marriage. Roughly a quarter of all victims of modern slavery are children.
Top 8 Countries with the Highest Prevalence
of Modern Slavery (by total number of slaves) -
Global Slavery Index 2018 :
India - 7,989,000.
China - 3,864,000.
North Korea - 2,640,000.
Nigeria - 1,386,000.
Iran - 1,289,000.
Indonesia - 1,220,000.
Congo (Democratic Republic of) - 1,045,000.
Russia - 794,000.
Bob Fielder says
Reparations...what a joke. Seriously, it's a joke and a scam. Let's be a tad on the thoughtful side, ok? How many black Americans alive today are actually descendants of slaves from 1865? We can't include those that came over from Haiti, Jamaica, DomRep, Africa post-1865 so there'd be an identification process. Wait! There are NO identifications because it's racist to make black Americans get an ID! So how do we verify? Just like voting, we accept their word...would anyone ever lie? Of course not. And don't forget, all those with 1/1000th DNA would be counted too, right? What about all those who self-proclaim as being black, especially those who are NAACP members? Pay 'em all!. Ok, after trillions have been spent on anyone and everyone alive RIGHT NOW, what about those who haven't been born yet? Do we make a never-ending trust fund for them? Let's be honest, we pay everyone now, and in twenty, thirty years those not alive today will demand THEIR piece of the pie. Wait...there's more! What about native Americans? We'll have to do the same for them. And then we'll go to the UN and DEMAND that the Italians pay reparations for those enslaved under Roman rule, and all other civilizations who've enslaved others over millenia. A never-ending joke and scam.
Buzz Natzke says
Kind of hilarious since California never was a slave state...who are they "repairing"?
GEORGE F EADY says
all this is =the democrates buying votes with our tax dollars /. and they do this in many ways. they have lost 1/2 of the black vote. and this is the dnc bulding a new voter base. with our tax dollars for sure them that gets this would vote dnc for the rest of there lives .that is if they get any, this is calle a long con= that money will get to very few if any . them pushing this crap will take the money and run. think not wight and see
The abolitionists gave money and assistance to the former slaves to establish their own country due to racism. Many of them took advantage of it and moved and formed the country known as Liberia. From the word liberty.