California Panel Sizes Up Reparations for Black Citizens

January 19, 2023

The New York Times logoJovan Lewis, ISSI Advisory Committee member and faculty affiliate of Center for Ethnographic Research, is quoted in this New York Times article discussing the results and decisions of the State of California Reparations Task Force. After identifying five areas of injustice and disparity, the task force has put forth estimates of how much compensation each person may get in each area. Lewis states, "We are looking at reparations on a scale that is the largest since Reconstruction... That is why we must put forward a robust plan, with plenty of options."