Efforts in California to advance Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Reparations Task Force continued this week with one activist calling for $350,000 to be given to every eligible Black person in the state. Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Eric Adams endorsed the California effort and one in his state to give reparations out to both individuals and businesses.
The move in California comes after a first-in-the nation taskforce released a 500-page report back in June on incidents of “segregation, racial terror, harmful racist neglect.” Now the same taskforce will begin to decide how much each Black resident might be receiving.
As noted by The Guardian, the subjects being considered for monetary relief include “government taking of property, devaluation of Black-owned businesses, housing discrimination and homelessness, mass incarceration and over-policing, and health.” Source