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Apology for slavery, funding frameworks for reparations advance

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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California lawmakers voted to offer an official apology for the state’s role in supporting slavery and moved several reparations bills but let others die. Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, a Democrat from south Los Angeles, authored Assembly Bill 3089, the apology bill, after serving on a nine-member state task force that studied harms committed against Black residents. “We were people’s properties in this state. And it was defended by the State Supreme Court and other courts,” Jones-Sawyer told the Assembly ahead of the vote. Four Democrats and 12 Republicans did not vote...

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