Princeton Council Endorses Proposed Legislation to Create Reparations for Slavery Task Force
Princeton has joined the growing list of towns that have endorsed proposed legislation to establish a state-level task force to study making reparations to African Americans living in New Jersey who are the descendants of slaves.
The Princeton Council adopted a resolution in support of state Senate Bill S-386 and its companion, state Assembly Bill A-938, at its Nov. 14 meeting. The two bills, which would establish the New Jersey Reparations Task Force, are pending in the state legislature. They were introduced Jan. 11.
The proposed bills, if enacted into law, would create an 11-member task force to “examine the lingering negative effects of slavery on living African Americans and on society in New Jersey and the United States,” according to the state Senate bill.