North Carolina City Unanimously Votes To Give Its Black Residents Reparations..

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Black Enterprise reports: “In an unprecedented and historic move, the city council of Asheville, North Carolina, has apologized for the city’s historic role in slavery and voted to provide reparations to residents and their descendants.”

“According to the Citizen Times, the council voted unanimously 7-0 Tuesday night.“Hundreds of years of black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today,” Councilman Keith Young, one of two African Americans on Asheville’s council told the Citizen Times. “It is simply not enough to remove statutes. Black people in this country are dealing with issues that are systemic in nature.”

 

“Residents will not receive direct payments as a result of the resolution. Instead, the City of Asheville will make investments in areas of the city where Black residents face racial disparities.”

 

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