The issue of reparations remains a divisive topic, with a large majority of Black Americans in favor of the idea and most white Americans disapproving. But efforts like that in San Francisco and other cities around the country show that reparations have become more likely in various parts of the country. The San Francisco reparations debate, for example, is happening even as California moves closer towards its own set of policies to make up for slavery and anti-Black racial oppression and discrimination.
Neither the California state plan nor the San Francisco proposals will happen overnight. For San Francisco, the reparations committee will receive feedback on its proposals before submitting a final report in June. At that time, the Board of Supervisors will be able to pass, reject or edit the proposals as they see fit. However San Francisco ultimately moves concerning reparations will likely have a big impact on how other cities and even states approach the topic in the near future.