Their Palm Springs Neighborhood Burned More Than 50 Years Ago. They Want Compensation.

May 21, 2024

Survivors of Section 14 walk on the land that once held their homes.

“The Black and Latino families of Section 14, who made up much of the labor force of Palm Springs, are asking for reparations for what they say was a racially motivated attack.

The Palm Springs Section 14 Survivors group, made up of aging former residents and descendants, is asking for compensation for the loss of their homes and personal property, along with damages for racial trauma. The city apologized for its role and said it was committed to pursuing a reparations program. But negotiations stalled. Until now.”

Read the full article by the New York Times by following the link to the story.

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