The California State Senate recently passed a proposal that would authorize Los Angeles County to return beachfront property previously seized from two black owners to their descendants, the move is the latest in a long string of proposed reparations in the state.
Fox News reports:
The bill next heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk and while his office hasn’t indicated if he’ll sign it, the bill is widely popular, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
If signed, it would reportedly be the first law returning land to former Black owners to make amends for past discriminatory policies.
The effort started last summer during the anti-racism protest movement and after a petition demanding reparations at the beach circulated, the Daily News reported.
The bill “represents economic and historic justice,” state Sen. Steven Bradford told the Daily News, “and is a model of what reparations can truly look like.”