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US City Apologizes to African-Americans for Decades of Racist Policies

US City Apologizes to African-Americans for Decades of Racist Policies

The supervisors of San Francisco in the U.S. state of California on Tuesday formally apologized to African-Americans and their descendants for the city’s role in perpetuating racism and discrimination, with several city board members saying this was just the start of reparations for Black residents and not the end.

The vote was unanimous with all 11 board members signing on as sponsors of the resolution.

San Francisco joins another major U.S. city, Boston, in issuing an apology. Nine states have formally apologized for slavery, according to the resolution.

It is the first reparations recommendation to win approval out of more than 100 proposals a city committee has made.

The African American Reparations Advisory Committee also proposed that every eligible Black adult receive a $5 million lump-sum cash payment and a guaranteed income of nearly $100,000 a year to remedy San Francisco’s deep racial wealth gap.

But there has been no action on those and other proposals, and some supervisors Tuesday took a dig at public safety measures for next week’s March 5 city ballot, which they say would harm African-American residents.

Black people, for example, make up 38% of San Francisco’s homeless population despite being less than 6% of the general population, according to a 2022 federal count.

There are about 46,000 Black residents in San Francisco. In 2020, California became the first U.S. state to create a task force on reparations.

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