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North Carolina’s Asheville City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass a repentant measure that formally apologizes to black residents and moves to issue reparations in the form of investments in certain areas of the community through the creation of the Community Reparations Commission.

The resolution, which passed 7-0, does not include cash payments made directly to black residents but does call on the city to form the Community Reparations Commission, which would hear from community leaders and groups who would, in turn, make recommendations on where funds should be directed.

“Hundreds of years of black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today,” Keith Young, a black member of the council, said.

“It is simply not enough to remove statutes. Black people in this country are dealing with issues that are systemic in nature,” he added.

The measure, titled “Resolution Supporting Community Reparations for Black Asheville,” cites a host of reasons for the resolution, including “racist practices in the private realty market,” “discriminatory wages,” “inadequate” health care, and policing.

The measure states, unequivocally, that “systemic racism was created over centuries and will take time to dismantle” and declares that state and federal governments “have a responsibility to adopt programs, policies, and funding to address reparations.”

The resolution has the city council apologizing for “its participation in and sanctioning of the Enslavement of Black People,” as well as for its “enforcement of segregation and its accompanying discriminatory practices.”

It calls on “other organizations and institutions” in the city that have “advanced and benefitted from racial inequality” to apologize alongside the city council and work with the city to “address systemic racism.” It also urges the state and federal government to “initiate policymaking and provide funding for reparations at the state and national levels.” . . .

Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) have also expressed support for reparations by way of the BREATHE Act, which calls for the establishment of commissions that “design reparations for mass criminalization—including the War on Drugs, the criminalization of prostitution, and police violence; border violence; and the systemic violation of the U.S. Government’s treaty obligations to Tribal nations.”

(Excerpt from Breitbart. Photo by Étienne Godiard on Unsplash )

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K Ciucci
July 20, 2020

There is no oppression . This is an organized chaos by the Deep State.. to confuse and create fear. They pit people against one another.. for their agenda. Why is the media not addressing the real issue of slavery and that is the women and children who are enslaved in sex trafficking? DO their lives NOT matter ? Why is nobody speaking up for the lost.. and those who are treated so violently .. caged like animals.. sold like furniture..? Why does the world turn away and pretend that this is not going on ?? IT is time to stop giving the main stream media attention for their lies and smoke screening and time for the truth to be uncovered. Father, help us. We ask for your forgiveness and ask that you heal our nation. Lord we worship you and know that your will shall be done.. but there are so many of us who do want the light.. and the love of your truth . Father , you have assured us you are always with us… strengthen us, help us to see and follow your will for us. Father we need you and pray for your protection .

Ron Jaeger
July 18, 2020

What reparations will be paid to those who ‘paid the ultimate price’ to fight for freedom and the abolishment of slavery? Their buried in many Civil War cemeteries throughout America!
Their leaders, US Grant, Lincoln, as only a few are being dishonored. The Democratic party was ‘the slave’ party and that of the KKK. It should be dismantled and dishonored and be the source of reparations! Why are they projecting this terrible history upon the righteous? Who is at the ‘heart’ of this atrocity? My guess is the king of all deception, his name is Lucifer. He lives in them!
He WILL be and HAS been defeated! Jesus LIVES, HOSANNA WE PRAY!

Mel Teoh
July 17, 2020

Father forgive these social justice movement who I think are more divisive … Your will be done.
Please demote Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) whom I think have divisive agenda. Unless Father, You reach their heart so that they gave their heart to You thru Jesus Christ. … In Jesus Name

    July 19, 2020

    Mel Teoh – What does your comment have to do with Reparations???

      July 19, 2020

      And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing today.
      — Deuteronomy 15: 12–15. (This is biblical reparations)

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