California Panel Approves Recommendations For Reparation Payments To Black Residents

Task Force's OK Moves Issue To Legislature

California State House via Flickr/ Wayne Hsieh.

A California task force on Saturday approved recommendations that could direct billions of dollars in reparations to black residents, moving the issue now to the state’s Legislature.

The nine-member Reparations Task Force was created by a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing and protests.

The panel voted  after nearly two years studying ideas and listening to testimony on how to create renumeration.

The approved recommendations range from the creation of a new agency to provide services to slave descendants to calculations on compensation.