California moves to create ‘geneology office’ to determine who gets reparations

The California Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would establish a new cabinet-level agency tasked with carrying out the state reparation task force's recommendations. 

The California American Freedman Affairs Agency would be headed by a secretary appointed by the governor, and among other things, create a Genealogy Office to help determine who is eligible to receive as much as $1.2 million to make up for the injustices committed against their ancestors, per Just The News.  

The Genealogy Office, it explained, would "support potential reparations claimants by providing access to expert genealogical research to confirm reparations eligibility and expedited assistance with the reparations claims process." 

California Capitol by Josh Hild is licensed under Unsplash
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