It’s been almost two years since the last update. California Reparations task force’s work, the group still has yet to make key decisions This will form the basis of the final report. how The state should We are sorry compensate Black residents for Slavery can cause serious harm discrimination.
Possible balloting for This weekend on Requirements for Who would be eligible? for payments and other remedies was delayed because of the absence of one of the committee’s nine members. The group could vote on Saturday on Whether lawmakers should Crée an agency to Initiate an eventual repair program.
In 2020, lawmakers passed legislation creating the task force to Evaluate how The legacy of slavery has continued to harm African Americans even after it was abolished through education and criminal justice. This legislation provides for the following: task force to study reparations proposals “with a special consideration for” The descendants of the enslaved Black People who live in California This is not intended to Create a program to replace one that is already in place.
The works of task force This was the result of it being the first such event in the country. But some used the group’s latest two-day meeting in Sacramento to Warning: Not enough Black Californians are well-informed about their work.
A resident stated that the task force’s groundbreaking Report interim, 500 pages, published last year should Library and school libraries will be provided with the information. But oThers said it’s not just up to the task force Communication team to Get the word out on They do a great job.
“This room should be filled with media, and it’s not because Black people are a pariah,” Cheryce Cryer, a Los Angeles attorney, said Saturday. “We are at the bottom of the totem pole.”
The two-day gathering in Sacramento, the state’s capital, comes as the group approaches its July 1 deadline to Release a Report for lawmakers. It will be a landmark in the growing push to reform government. for Reparations efforts are underway in various parts of the nation. The movement is supported by many African Americans and advocates. include Japanese Americans who fought for Families to After receiving payments from the federal governments, you will be able to receive them. residents During World War II, they were interned in camps.
Tariq alami of Sacramento has been following along. task force’s work since its early stages, said it is clear the government should have received reparations for Black Americans were born a long, long time ago.
“It doesn’t take a genius to see that there are differences in the society as a result of what we have encountered as Black people,” Alami spoke.
Numerous advocates are available. residents They came from all over the state to The California Environmental Protection Agency building to Public comments were invited Friday and Saturday. These included family history, property seizing from relatives, as well as information about the public. to Calling on federal lawmakers to Follow these instructions California’s lead.
After task force When the final report is released, it will be up to the state legislatures. Two of them are also members of the task force — Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer and state Sen. Steven Bradford, both Democrats representing parts of Los Angeles County. The funding would be determined by the lawmakers as well. for Any reparations legislation could be from.
The task force There have been multiple discussions about the time frame for reparations. on for Five harms that economists consider important to be considered in their estimates for to Help quantify discriminatory practices against Black Californians.
These economists stated Friday that they have some data and information left. to Get additional estimates for include figures on The gap between what was paid by the government and the amount actually received Black residents for Property it seizes and actual property value
The task force The following times were previously suggested for These five harms can be triggered by the founding of the state, or the implementation of discriminatory policies. to 1977 for Housing discrimination Homelessness and the 1970s to 2020 for Mass incarceration and overpolicing in 1850 to 2020 for 1900. Unjust property takes to 2020 for Health harms and 1850 to 2020 for Valuation Black-owned businesses.
Task force Monica Montgomery Steppe, member expressed concerns about 1977 becoming the cutoff year. for Housing discrimination and homelessness given that Black residents make Up about a third Californians are experiencing homelessness. On this year, it was proposed. on The passage of the Community Reinvestment Act (a federal law that encourages lending to low- and medium-income communities), was a significant step.
Economists claimed that using the year in question helps to back up their estimates for Redlining government sponsored by the majority of people has negative effectsBlack Many neighborhoods are classified as “hazardous.”
“There are additional reasons why people are sleeping on the street,” Steppe.
The task force Last year’s votes to Limit damages to Children of slaves or those who were freed from slavery will be their descendants Black People living in America as of the 19th Century. Members are not yet voted on Compensation should Be limited even further to California residents Also, include those who were born in the state. to You can stay, but be displaced.
Reparations are also available elsewhere in the country for African Americans had different results. A bill would give the federal government this ability to study reparations hasn’t come close to A vote was allowed in Congress from the first time it was introduced in 1989.
Evanston, Illinois (a Chicago suburb) was the first American city to be named in 2021. to Reparations to Black residents Housing grants. The Washington Post reports that few people have been able to benefit from this program. reported.
In December, San Francisco’s African American Reparations Publication of the Advisory Committee draft report Proposing a payment of $5 Million for Each person who is eligible. The city’s Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the committee’s final recommendations.
New York State legislators have reintroduced an a bill This would have created a commission earlier in the year. to Study reparations for African Americans
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