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Thread started 10/01/21 5:35pm

onlyforaminute

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Bruce’s Beach can return to descendants of Black family in landmark move signed by Newsom

In a history-making move celebrated by reparations advocates and social justice leaders across California, Gov. Gavin Newsom has authorized the return of property known as Bruce’s Beach to the descendants of a Black couple that had been run out of Manhattan Beach almost a century ago.

Senate Bill 796, signed into law Thursday by Newsom before an excited crowd that had gathered on the property, confirms that the city’s taking of this shorefront land — on which the Bruces ran a thriving resort for Black beachgoers — was racially motivated and done under false and unlawful pretenses.

“The land in the City of Manhattan Beach, which was wrongfully taken from Willa and Charles Bruce, should be returned to their living descendants,” the legislation declares, “and it is in the public interest of the State of California, the County of Los Angeles, the City of Manhattan Beach, and the People of the State of California to do so.”
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Reply #1 posted 10/03/21 11:46am

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One of millions over due 4 stolen property.

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Reply #2 posted 10/08/21 10:30am

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Wonderful.
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Reply #3 posted 10/08/21 12:54pm

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Reparations is a bad bad idea.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #4 posted 10/08/21 12:56pm

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2elijah said:

Wonderful.

How long before the assholes show up talking about reparations being a bad idea?

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Reply #5 posted 10/08/21 6:31pm

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I guess this is reparations in the general sense. But this isn't payment for slavery this is giving back what was stolen and leaving it up to them how to gandle it. And it's a political move too. The fily can just lease it to the city/county indefinitely. They ate very hesitant to even move back here because of the long bad history they've had with businesses in that general location.
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Reply #6 posted 10/18/21 5:01am

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Graycap23 said:

One of millions over due 4 stolen property.


Reminds me of all the stolen property from places like Tulsa and Rosewood, among many others. There was a program on PBS a few years ago, regarding homes/land in various towns throughout the U.S. that were stolen years before, from Black families, and those towns later became predominantly White towns, and didn’t allow Black family to purchase homes there. Descendants of this families were trying to get those properties back, but were facing difficulties in obtaining documents that were stolen.
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