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First Black Secretary of State Fights For Lineage-Based Language In California’s Reparations Bill

Shirley Weber, the first Black woman to be elected as secretary of state in California, is currently arguing against the state’s recently formed reparations task force’s qualifications for eligibility. Like Sec. Weber, Leo Carney believes reparations should be lineage-based and exclusively reserved for descendants of chattel slavery across the nation.

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