California’s first-in-the-nation task force on reparations was created in September of 2020, making it first and only state to study the institution of slavery and its harms and to devise a plan as to how to provide reparations. An initial report came out earlier this summer, and a reparations proposal is due by July 2023 for the state legislature to consider turning into law. Jeannine Etter has this report.
First aired on UpFront on November 17, 2022.
Jeannine Etter produced this story. Edited by Lucy Kang. Mixing support from Scott Baba. Music by Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at and Blue Dot Sessions.