Boston group’s racial ‘Harm Report’ offers guidelines for Black reparations

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A major report from Embrace Boston on Tuesday detailed the “ongoing legacy” of slavery to provide further support for reparations.

To support the new team added to the city’s reparations task force, Embrace Boston’s report, entitled “Harm Report: Connecting Black Boston’s Past and Present,” aims to: It is said that Describe the harm in detail The historical effects of cities on black people.

“The historical and contemporary occlusion of the black presence in Boston has been a prerequisite for perpetuating the myth of Boston as a white city. It is important that our collective third spaces convey accurate information in order to change our collective understanding of “the cultural narrative of the city,” the report says.

Embrace Boston has released a 146-page report detailing the lasting harm caused by slavery. ((Photo credit: Michael Siluk/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images))

But beyond monetary compensation, Embrace Boston seeks to shape policy changes in seven areas of harm: culture and symbols, housing, transportation and infrastructure, education, the criminal legal system, health, and income and wealth. He also proposed compensation. It included options such as expanding access to more affordable housing, eliminating cash bail and promoting Black history education in K-12 schools.

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“Much more work needs to be done to address the root causes of the seven injury areas and develop practical solutions that will help redress the harm inflicted on Black communities in Boston and Massachusetts. It is clear that the proposed federal and city commissions are intended to conduct research and development.”The African American reparations proposal is an important step in this direction, and the proposed federal and municipal commissions are intended to conduct research and development.” They must be given the resources and support they need to accomplish their goals,” the report concluded.

Fox News Digital has reached out to Embrace Boston for comment, but has not yet received a response.

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Boston City Council has voted to create a special commission to consider reparations for slavery in 2022. (Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)

The report notes that the estimated reparations owed by the federal government to Black people is approximately $14.2 trillion, but a group of Boston activists earlier this month announced that the federal government owed Black residents $15 billion. insisted on paying.

“I make a request to the mayor.” [Michelle] The Rev. Kevin C. Peterson, founder of the Boston People’s Reparations Committee, said, “Mr. Wu will receive full financial compensation for wages and lives lost due to slavery and anti-Black systemic oppression. We demand a compensation process.”

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Boston City Council initially voted to establish a special committee to consider reparations in December 2022. In January, Mayor Wu announced a team of historians on a task force to study the impact of slavery on Boston.

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In January, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu announced the creation of a team to serve as a reparations task force. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)

“Historians who will serve the city well by documenting Boston’s role in the transatlantic slave trade and the myriad legacies of slavery that continue to impact the daily lives of the city’s communities,” Wu said in a statement. I’m grateful to the team.” .




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