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State Sen. Ronald Rice. Photo by Kevin Sanders for the New Jersey Globe

LBC to introduce legislation creating reparations task force

By Nikita Biryukov, November 13 2019 12:24 pm

The Legislative Black Caucus will introduce legislation creating the New Jersey Reparations Task Force Thursday.

The bill will be introduced by State Sens. Ron Rice and Sandra Cunning and Assemblywomen Shavonda Sumter and Britnee Timberlake, along with other members of the LBC and advocacy groups, including the NAACP, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, and the New Jersey Black Issues Convention.

The task force will recommend reparations proposals after conducting research into the lasting impacts of slavery and racial discrimination on the state’s people of color.

Lawmakers will introduce the bill at a 2 p.m. at the Statehouse in Trenton.

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