Bruce's Beach: Los Angeles to pay $20m for land seized from black family
BBC NewsJan 04, 2023Jan 04, 2023
The Bruce family would be very wealthy had their land not been stolen from them in the 1920s. Selling the land will allow them to rebuild the generational wealth denied a century ago. This is what reparations look like, and other governments across the US should follow suit.
While this case may seem like a success story of reparations, large-scale restitution for Black Americans is a bad idea. Most proposals for reparations plans exclude large swaths of those impacted by slavery and racism in the US and include racist requirements for who would benefit from the programs.