News

US: ‘The timing is right for reparations’: Cities propose reparations amid nationwide unrest

WASHINGTON — Against the backdrop of protests across the country over police shootings of unarmed Black people and racial disparities, some mayors and local officials are proposing ways to examine the impact of slavery and help atone for it, including reparations.

From Providence to Asheville, N.C., local officials have proposed measures to begin to address years of what they call injustices in their communities. The measures range from resolutions to support studying reparations to proposals funneling more funds into programs for Black communities. 

“It’s always the right time to do the right thing,” said Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, noting the social unrest sparked by the May death of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis who died in police custody.  “There is an appetite and an urgency to make the most of this moment and make sure there is real structural change that comes out of it.”

MORE

Categories: News

Tagged as: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s