The task force has to answer thorny questions like who should qualify for reparations, how to measure the suffering that Black people have endured and how to attach a dollar figure to that suffering.
The chair of the task force, Kamilah Moore, says she hopes the panel’s work will make a real difference in the lives of millions of Black Californians and serve as a model for a national program.
NPR’s Jennifer Ludden reports on one big obstacle to a federal reparations package: public opinion is firmly against it. That’s especially true among white Americans.
In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.
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