St. Paul council reviews report on reparations for slavery descendants
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (FOX 9) - The city of St. Paul is getting closer to offering reparations to the descendants of slaves in Minnesota's capital city.
At a city council meeting on Wednesday, they discussed direct cash payments intended to address disparities in homeownership, healthcare, education and more among African Americans.
"The city of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Recovery Act is on the right side of history," Trahern Crews said. He chairs an advisory committee on the subject, and argued that because the African American community's enslaved ancestors worked without pay, their descendants should be compensated for harm caused by slavery; as well as decades of discrimination and racism after it.... Read more