In a move that will likely alienate a vast majority of Kansas City metro voters and even cause a few cringe-y moments amongst progressives . . . It seems like talk of "reparations" is taking hold even as the so-called "cultural shift" following BLM riots has slowly started to fade.
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"St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas are among a dozen U.S. mayors calling for local reparations to address the racial wealth gap by ending racist policies."
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There's no denying this effort has support even if it's unlikely in red state flyover country.
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The first 10 years of Vivian Gibson's childhood are marked by the memories of her home in Mill Creek Valley, a community of 20,000 Black residents that stretched from midtown St. Louis to downtown. Gibson has written in depth about her experience there in the home she lived in with her seven siblings, parents and grandmother.
After decades of work from activists pushing the issue, presidential candidates, Congress members, local governments and private institutions have debated whether and how the federal government should issue reparations for Black Americans who are descendants of slaves. As the Biden administration promises to confront structural racism and inequality, a growing number of Democratic lawmakers have given their support to H.R.
More than a year after Black Lives Matter protests launched a worldwide reckoning about the centuries of racism that Black people continue to face, the question of reparations emerged - unevenly - as a high-profile issue at this year's largest gathering of world leaders.
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