California Moves Closer to Reparations

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FILE - People line up to speak during a reparations task force meeting at Third Baptist Church in San Francisco on April 13, 2022. A report by California's first in the nation task force on reparations Wednesday, June 1 will document in detail the harms perpetuated by the state against Black people and recommend ways to address those wrongs. (AP Photo/Janie Har, File)
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The State of California has released a report that could pave the way for reparations on a large scale. At 500 pages, it recommends the creation of an office that would help determine eligibility. In 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom created a task force to study and look into what could be done to provide financial restitution to the descendants of slaves. Lawmakers are expecting to receive a more detailed plan for reparations next year.

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