Reparations Task Force explores contemporary harms against Black Americans
Homes lowballed for hundreds of thousands of dollars during appraisals. Students profiled and ushered into the school to prison pipeline. These are a couple of ways witnesses who spoke during a meeting with California's Reparations Task Force say contemporary forms of racism harm Black Americans. This week the task force met and heard from witnesses to explore the consequences of those harms, which reach housing, education, banking, wages and the environment.
"After an extensive study of the harms since slavery and onward we will develop proposals for reparations in order to repair the harm done," said Attorney Kamilah Moore, who is Chair of the Reparations Task Force.
Moore joined Midday Edition on Thursday to discuss the task force's findings and what’s next for the group.