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