A push for reparations in Sonoma County

27 February 2023

In the convulsive nationwide reckoning with racism and race relations that followed the May 25, 2020, killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, cities, counties and states across the U.S. moved to explore whether and how to make reparations to Black Americans for slavery and subsequent generations of wrongs.

Those efforts have taken a variety of shapes from Boston to Washtenaw County, Michigan, to California, where, in 2020, a nine-member Reparations Task Force was charged with exploring how the state might make amends for harms inflicted on Black people in the Golden State.

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