Reparations in CaliforniaReparations in California

Reparations in California

Explore why California launched the first-in-the-nation task force to study reparations for Black people — and what reparations could mean for the state.

: A middle-aged Black woman stands on a sidewalk, with two Victorian-style homes visible at an angle behind her, one gray, one white, both with a set of steps leading up from the sidewalk to a first floor. She has long black twists past her elbows and wears a red headband and a red velour jacket over a Black t-shirt with a circular logo in white print that says "Can We Live."

For These Black Bayview-Hunters Point Residents, Reparations Include Safeguarding Against Rising, Toxic Contamination

Tell Us: What's Your Vision for Reparations in California?

An older Black woman with straight black hair and a cowry-shell earring is photographed close up and in left profile before a microphone, her head tilted slightly back, her expression stoic, and her lips closed (she is not speaking). In the background is a blurred brown wall and 10 orbs of bright, blurred overhead lights, as from a chandelier.

No, the Reparations Task Force Report Isn't a 'Watershed Moment.' Action Will Be

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What's a Black School Worth in Oakland? Grass Valley Elementary Community Braces for 2nd Closure in a Decade

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What Reparations Might Look Like for Indigenous Peoples

A man wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood pulled up over his head, a powder-blue face mask, black-and-white-patterned pants, and black shoes, stands in the middle of a cracked city street lit by what seems like a streetlight just to his left. Additional streetlights and neon signs illuminate the street and shops behind him. No cars are parked anywhere or appear anywhere on the street.

'I Ain't Leaving Without My 40 Acres': How Musicians Have Called for Reparations

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Unpacking Reparations Eligibility in California

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Remembering the Fight for Japanese American Reparations

How the Founder of California's First Black Church Fought Its Last Known Slavery Case

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'It Means to Repair': What You Should Know About Reparations for Black Californians

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How Japanese Americans in the Bay Area Are Carrying Forward the Legacy of Reparations

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California Celebrates Its History As a 'Free State.' But There Was Slavery Here.