california’s first-in-the-nation task force on reparations is at a crossroads

 members divided on which Black Americans should be eligible for compensation as atonement for a slave system

Some members want to limit financial and other compensation to descendants of enslaved people while others say that all Black people in the U.S.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation creating the two-year reparations task force in 2020

The committee is not even a year into its two-year process and there is no compensation plan of any kind on the table

Everyone’s looking to what we’re going to do

Opening up compensation to Black immigrants or even descendants of slaves from other countries would leave U.S. descendants with mere pennies

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