North Carolina city council votes unanimously in favor of paying reparations to residents over slavery
The city council of Asheville, North Carolina, voted unanimously to grant reparations to residents over the nation's history of slavery. The extraordinary vote was made on Tuesday when the council voted in support of the motion 7-0.
"Hundreds of years of Black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today," said Councilman Keith Young, one of two African American members of the council.
"It is simply not enough to remove statutes," he added. "Black people in this country are dealing with issues that are systemic in nature."...