"We strongly believe that creating and funding programs that can improve the lives of those who have been impacted by racism and discrimination is the best path forward toward equality and justice," San Francisco NAACP President Amos Brown said in a statement.
The $5 million lump sum payment would be aimed at redressing years of discrimination and loss of economic opportunity in the Black community.
The commemorative months, which are meant to celebrate diversity, are "exclusionary," the council majority claims.
The U.S. Justice Department announced a landmark settlement with the City of Hesperia and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday over a “crime-free housing ordinance” that allegedly discriminated against Black and Latino renters.
The Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) is investigating antisemitic flyers posted around several Santa Monica schools last week.
The Sacramento Police Department says it is investigating a possible hate crime against West Campus High School Vice Principal Dr. Elysse Versher.
The Legislature has passed a bipartisan bill permitting Los Angeles County to return Bruce’s Beach to the descendants of the Black family it was taken from nearly 100 years ago.
“There’s a big difference between unsportsmanlike conduct, unsportsmanlike conduct that is racially insensitive and a racially motivated act,” the mayor said.
Overall, hate crimes in California are at their highest levels since 2008.
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana ranked as the 6th most segregated metropolitan area in the country.