Reparations for Black Californians could top $800 billion


It could cost California more than $800 billion in reparations to compensate black residents, according to economists, advising the state. Those potential reparations for harm caused by policing and housing discrimination are more than 2.5 times California's annual budget. The state reparations task force will review the numbers at a meeting today. California governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation creating the panel in 2020. It has until July 1st to submit recommendations on how the state can atone for its role in perpetuating damage done by slavery. Ultimately, it's up to lawmakers to decide which if any reparations to approve, opponents say California taxpayers are not responsible for slavery. I'm Julie Walker

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