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Shirley Weber’s African American Reparation Bill Passes California Assembly

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Cuneyt Dil / Associated Press

A proposal to establish a task force to study and prepare recommendations for how to give reparations to African Americans passed the California Assembly on Thursday.

The bill advanced with a 56-5 vote as protests nationwide over police brutality re-energized the movement for racial justice and activists pressed for sweeping reforms. It is a top priority for California's Legislative Black Caucus.