May 10, 2022

Say the Word: Reparations Campaign Gains Momentum 

NEWARK – In response to advocacy from social justice advocates across the state, the Newark City Council today passed a resolution endorsing the enactment of the New Jersey Reparations Task Force bill currently pending in the state legislature. 

The state legislation (S386/A938) would establish a Reparations Task Force to study New Jersey’s often overlooked and deep history of slavery and its aftermath and make policy recommendations to repair the enduring harm. Generations of structural racism have led to New Jersey today having some of the highest racial wealth disparities in the nation.