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News Too Real: Pt 2 -AB 3121 Task Force expert presenters discuss discrimination in education, life

By ONME Newswire

In this episode of News Too Real, producer host, Julia Dudley Najieb, reviews the fourth meeting of the AB 3121 Reparations Task Force who met October 12 and 13. Dudley Najieb reviews day one, part 2 in a four-part series, highlighting excerpts of the panelist speakers' presented research, identified as "testimony" by the AB 3121 Task Force. Panel topics included: Housing & Education Segregation; Environmental Racism.

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 be available to the public.

Jacob Jackson tells a hurling tale of a high school memory of his terrible experience with an on-campus police officer that change the direction of his college-bound dream.

Dr. Rucker Johnson, Ph.D talked about the unfinished Civil Rights agenda and the critical role of education policy that helps to mitigate discrimination in education.

Dr. C.N.E. Corbin shared her research on the relationship between race, class, housing and access to green space in Oakland, Ca from 1937 to 2020. She was able to identify recurring patterns in which low-income residents, people of color and African-American citizens were prevented from being able to buy healthy living housing, and there health was compromised purposefully.

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