In a unanimous vote held yesterday in Asheville, North Carolina, the city government HAS APPROVED A REPARATIONS PACKAGE! Rather than DIRECT payments they will make INVESTMENTS in areas Black citizens face issues.
Councilmember Keith Young said, “It is simply not enough to remove statutes. Black people in this country are dealing with issues that are SYSTEMIC in nature”. Young is one of two Black members of the body that voted on this issue and actually LED the charge for this act saying, “Hundreds of years of Black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today”! Damn bro! We salute you, need more politicians like you!
This act will include quite a bit but don’t take my word for it, the resolution reads, “The resulting budgetary and programmatic priorities may include but NOT BE LIMITED to increasing minority HOME OWNERSHIP and access to other affordable housing, increasing minority BUSINESS OWNERSHIP and career opportunities, strategies to grow EQUITY and GENERATIONAL WEALTH, closing the GAPS in health care, education, employment and pay, neighborhood safety and fairness within criminal justice.”
This is a HUGE step forward and an EVEN BIGGER HISTORICAL MOMENT. Hopefully, the rest of the country sees this and follow this amazing act! Don’t stop FIGHTING!
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