May 6, 2023
California's Reparations Task Force, which Professor Jovan Scott Lewis (pictured center on stage) is a member, has approved recommendations that could mean hundreds of billions of dollars in payments to Black residents to address past injustices. The task force spent more than a year conducting research and holding listening sessions in order to produce a detailed plan for how restitution should be handled to address a myriad of racist harms, including housing discrimination, mass incarceration, and unequal access to health care. Read The New York Times article here.
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