The California reparations task force proposes allowing students to transfer within and between school districts, citing Berkeley as a rare example of successful integration.
The policy makes current or former residents of redlined areas, and those displaced by BART, a higher priority for affordable housing.
Community members restored a mural over the weekend that a city worker had erased in April after a graffiti complaint.
A graffiti complaint prompted the city to cover up the mural that helped inspire the City Council to pursue reparations in Berkeley. The neighbors who created the mural are considering next steps.
A 15- to 20-member task force, convened by the superintendent, held its first meeting last month as it explores giving cash payments to students with enslaved ancestors.
A new district task force will study how to create a reparations program. If implemented, it could be the first of its kind in the country.
Reparation Generation will make $25,000 “reparative transfers” to help people in Detroit buy homes.
If Berkeley proceeds, it will be one of the few municipalities to directly grapple with the country’s legacy of enslavement.
South Berkeley residents completed work over the weekend on a street mural that spells out the words ‘Reparations Now!’ in giant colorful letters on the block between Prince Street and Ashby Avenue.