California Mayors Call For Juneteenth Reparations


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The mayors of Los Angeles, Sacramento, Denver and eight other cities have organized a national committee to press for national reparations for African-Americans. 

The announcement this past weekend came as Juneteenth was recognized as a federal holiday, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.“We want to empower the national movement to have real data and real results, to actually start putting our money where our mouth is and to get serious about addressing racism in America and the legacy of slavery in America,” LA Mayor Eric Garcetti told CalMatters.

A nine-member state reparations task force met for the first time earlier this month to study the consequences of slavery and systemic racism against African Americans in California.

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