FTC sends refunds to victims of Manhattan Beach Venture student debt relief scam
A century ago, Willa and Charles Bruce owned and operated an oceanfront resort in Manhattan Beach, one of the first run by and servicing Black residents. Their White neighbors and the KKK tried to run them out with threats and harassment.
“Are we going to go all the way back to Native Americans [and give their land back]? Where does that stop?” says a White resident of Manhattan Beach, shedding light on the local opposition to returning land taken from a Black family one century ago.
When discussing the racial wealth gap, we need to discuss these stories. A black family bought prime Manhattan Beach real estate in 1912 for $1,225. They were harassed by racists and their property was wrongfully seized. That property is worth $75M today
WATCH LIVE: Many people across SoCal appear to be ignoring the “Stay at Home” order as they play basketball on Venice Beach and play apparent drinking games in Manhattan Beach. Similar scenes down in Newport and Huntington beaches.