July 15, 2020

City Council Of Asheville, North Carolina Approves Reparations For Black Residents In The Form Of “Community Investments”

The Black residents of Asheville, North Carolina have received a formal apology from the city for centuries of racism and a unanimous vote amongst city leaders to provide reparations in the form of community investments, rather than direct payments.

“In an extraordinary move, the City Council has apologized for the city’s historic role in slavery, discrimination and denial of basic liberties to Black residents and voted to provide reparations to them and their descendants.”

Asheville, North Carolina – Citizen Times

ABC News reports, “Leaders in Asheville, North Carolina, have taken a historic step to repair centuries of racial prejudice by unanimously voting to provide reparations.

The Asheville City Council voted 7-0 on a resolution Tuesday night that formally apologized to its Black residents for the city’s role in slavery, discriminatory housing practices, and other racist policies throughout its history.

The measure also calls for a plan to provide reparations to its Black residents in the form of investments in their community such as “increasing minority home ownership,” “increasing minority business ownership and career opportunities,” and “strategies to grow equity and generational wealth,” according to the resolution.”

Photo: (The Sun) – “A Black Lives Matter protest in Graham, North Carolina”

Reparations For Black Americans In Asheville, North Carolina

Source: https://www.scribd.com/document/468725433/Reparations-for-Black-Asheville#from_embed