[Ed. – Sign of the times.]
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill Wednesday approving a task force to consider paying reparations for slavery.
The bill will require a commission study the lingering impact of slavery in the state and make recommendations to lawmakers by July 2023. The recommendations should include details on what form of compensation should be awarded as well as its recipients.
“California has come to terms with many of its issues, but it has yet to come to term with its role in slavery,” said Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, a Democrat who authored the bill.
Weber said California has “deeply-rooted issues about race and slavery.”