Black People Politics : Reparations: The Key to Eliminating the Wealth Gap Between Black and White Americans?

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Beyond ‘40 acres and a mule’: Commentary on Reparations


Finding a consensus on Black reparations is challenging. Varying surveys and polls suggest that while Americans may be ready to address grievances against Black people in America, they may not be ready to redress those grievances. It is a discussion that has taken place for more than 100 years. An iconic, albeit, slightly inaccurate phrase accompanies the idea of Black reparations – “40 acres and a mule.”





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Reparations for Black people in this North Carolina city could be coming. Here’s how



Asheville City Council in western North Carolina is set to vote on a resolution next week that supports community reparations for Black residents, according to an agenda for the July 14 meeting published online.

“Black People have been unjustly enslaved,” the resolution states.

The city of Asheville “apologizes and makes amends for its participation in and sanctioning of the enslavement of Black people,” “for its enforcement of segregation and its accompanying discriminatory practices” and “for carrying out an urban renewal program that destroyed multiple, successful Black communities,” it continues.






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Reparations for slavery are back on the table. Here's how likely it is lawmakers take action on them and what it could mean



"The real obstacle, the obstacle that we have never overcome, is garnering the political will — convincing enough Americans that the centuries-long forced economic disadvantage of Black Americans should be remedied, that restitution is owed to people who have never had an equal chance to take advantage of the bounty they played such a significant part in creating." Hannah-Jones wrote in the Times. "When, then, will this nation pass a stimulus package to finally respond to the singularity of black suffering?"

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Rep. John Conyers was the architect of a Congressional bill calling for reparations.

Rep. John Conyers was the architect of a Congressional bill calling for reparations.




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