California introduces reparations plan that leaves out most controversial tool

Lawmakers in California introduced several measures to serve as a form of reparation for the state’s black community Wednesday but left out one of the most hotly debated proposals.

Several bills were introduced by California’s Legislative Black Caucus addressing areas such as education, criminal justice reform, and civil rights.

The 14 measures did not include a monetary reparation proposal for black Americans descended from slaves or affected by government discrimination.

A man wears a button on his suit jacket during a rally in support of reparations for African Americans outside City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

“While many only associate direct cash payments with reparations, the true meaning of the word, to repair, involves much more,” LBC Chairwoman and Assemblywoman Lori Wilson said in a statement. “We need
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