Newsom Silent On CA Reparations Plans

  • As California explores reparations for its black residents for slavery, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has remained largely silent on whether he will support the proposals.
  • The task force, which was created via a bill that Newsom signed into law in 2020, is set to release its final report on July 1 after nearly three years of research and deliberation.
  • The current proposal by the state task force calls for $360,000 for the roughly 1.8 million black residents in the Golden State who have at least one ancestor who was a slave. California was admitted in 1850 as a “free state,” which did not permit slavery. Slavery was outlawed nationwide via ratification of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in 1865.