California task force launches study of slave reparations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A first-in-the-nation task force in California to study and recommend reparations for African Americans met for the first time Tuesday. The nine members of the state task force include the descendants of slaves who are now prominent lawyers, academics and politicians. Black Californians continue to lag in home ownership, household income and education. Tuesday’s meeting comes as President Joe Biden commemorates the lives lost a century ago when a white mob killed people and burned buildings in a successful Black part of Tulsa, Oklahoma. California’s secretary of state said the task of its nine members is to determine ways to repair the harm.