Reparations Task Force Prepares Final Report

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A man wearing a face mask holds a sign that reads "World Leaders! Reparations for Slavery Now!" in a crowd of people.
Long-time Los Angeles resident Walter Foster, 80, holds up a sign as the Reparations Task Force listens to public input at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on Sept. 22, 2022. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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