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Letter: Honor country’s greatest with new monuments
“Come on Asheville, set an example. Now is the time.”
Divided commission passes reparations resolution
Al Whitesides, the sole Black member of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, and his three Democratic colleagues approved the resolution over the opposition of the board’s three Republicans. The county government is now aligned with Asheville City Council, which unanimously passed a similar measure on July 14.
Letter: Share power, respect and resources with Black Asheville
“In our plan to build generational wealth for Black Ashevilleans, we can look at direct compensation for families and descendants with history in Asheville.”
Buncombe takes up reparations, racism resolutions Aug. 4
After the city of Asheville enjoyed widespread national and international press for adopting a resolution in support of reparations for the Black community on July 14, Buncombe County may be next in line.
Council grapples with systemic racism in pair of votes
Asheville City Council unanimously adopted a resolution supporting reparations for Asheville’s Black community at its July 14 meeting. Members also moved to table a $83,000 contract with risk-management firm Hillard Heintze to investigate Asheville Police Department’s response to recent protests after listening to community concerns.
This time it’s different? The Gospel According to Jerry
“I could give you a litany of racial injustice incidents that I’ve personally observed over the years.”
Council to consider reparations for Asheville’s Black community
As calls continue for Asheville City Council to listen to the demands of protestors, Council members are poised to take the next step. At their meeting on Tuesday, July 14, members will vote on reparations for the Black community, a Black Lives Matter mural and a contract with a firm to investigate Asheville Police Department’s actions during recent demonstrations.
Letter: We can afford Forever Free movement
“We folks who consider ourselves white or white-skinned need to donate a generation of support for all American people of color in the country.”
Letter: Narrow the gap of racial disparities with reparations
“Certainly teacher bias in disciplinary actions should be mitigated, but I think we all know that the economic and social disparities between white and black families are closer to the root cause of these issues.”