California introduces first-in-nation slavery reparations package

February 02, 2024

Not included is any type of financial compensation to descendants of Black slaves, a polarizing proposal that has received a cool response from many state Democrats, including Gov. “While many only associate direct cash payments with reparations, the true meaning of the word, to repair, involves much more,” Assemblymember Lori Wilson, chair of the caucus, said in a statement. “We need a comprehensive approach to dismantling the legacy of slavery and systemic racism.”The package does have a provision that would give some monetary relief. They anticipate spending many hours to educate fellow legislators and convince them to pass the bills. The caucus will flesh out the package in the coming weeks.