The following information comes from the Precinct Reporter Group.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a reparations bill for the descendants of American slavery. The Assembly Bill (AB) 3121, also titled “The Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans,” will investigate the history of slavery in the United States, the state of California’s involvement and how much they benefited, and the denial of constitutional rights for African Americans. Shirley Weber, chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, authored the bill. And the bill would require the Task Force to provide documentation of the institution of slavery and a recommendation for compensation, which will need to be submitted no later than 2023.
ADOS member Chris Lodgson advised the following:
“Senate passage of AB 3121 brings our great state of California one step closer to finally confronting its legacy of supporting the institution of Slavery, Jim Crow, and ongoing racial exclusion. The fight is not over. We look forward to the opportunity for follow-up in the upcoming legislative session where AB 3121 can be enhanced to ensure it meets this historic moment in our nation’s history.”
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