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Massachusetts Town Will Seed $220K to Begin Reparations for Black Residents


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Massachusetts Town Will Seed $220K to Begin Reparations for Black Residents

 

 

"We are finally getting ours."

 

 

Massachusetts Town Will Seed $220K to Begin Reparations for Black Residents (msn.com)

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A Massachusetts town council approved a fund to pay reparations to Black residents to atone for slavery, discrimination and past wrongs, which several town officials suggested an initial seed investment of more than $200,000 of taxpayer money.

The Amherst Town Council voted 12-1 in favor of establishing the fund. The council also approved creating the African Heritage Reparations Assembly to develop the town's reparations plan.

"We look forward to supporting the African Heritage Community to implement a robust reparative plan," Miller said. ('Robust' means expensive.-drvoke)

Miller and other proponents have also cited restrictive housing policies that prevented Black families from purchasing homes in desirable parts of town. The fund will also be used to relocate black residents to more affluent neighborhoods.

Councilor Mandi Jo Hanneke was the lone vote against the fund.

 

 

Massachusetts Town Will Seed $220K to Begin Reparations for Black Residents

 

 

Meet your new neighbors.

 

 

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