North Carolina county leaders back reparations for Black community in 4-3 vote
Written by kslmadmin on August 5, 2020
During the meeting, board members voted 4 to 3 in support of reparations, passing the resolution.
Commissioner Brownie Newman spoke in support of the resolution, “The civil rights era is not over, will still have a lot of work to do.”
Commissioner Amanda Edwards drafted the resolution and clarified that “It is not a plan to write checks but to invest in programs and services for the communities of color.”
Another resolution was unanimously approved to declare racism a public health crisis.
According to board members this is a commitment to eliminate racial disparities in education, law, and housing.
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