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CA Reparations Task Force elects chair, vice chair at first meeting followed by a review of duties

By Bo Tefu - California Black Media (Story) & ONME Newswire (Podcast only)

In this episode of News Too Real, producer host, Julia Dudley Najieb reviews California’s first AB 3121 Task Force meeting that took place on June 1, 2021.

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Assembly Bill 3121 (AB 3121) was enacted on September 30, 2020 and establishes the Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans (Task Force or Reparations Task Force). AB 3121 charges the California Department of Justice with providing administrative, technical, and legal assistance to the Task Force.

AB 3121 charges the Reparations Task Force with studying the institution of slavery and its lingering negative effects on living African Americans, including descendants of persons enslaved in the United States and on society.

Additionally, the Task Force will recommend appropriate remedies of compensation, rehabilitation, and restitution for African Americans, with a special consideration for descendants of persons enslaved in the United States. By statute, the Task Force will issue a report to the Legislature by June 1, 2022, which will b