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Louisville mayor apologizes for city’s history of systemic racism

The mayor of Louisville, Kentucky made a bold move this week by issuing a public apology to Black residents for the city’s history of engaging in practices of systemic racism. Mayor Greg Fischer’s apology came during a Juneteenth luncheon organized by the Metro Human Relations Commission on Wednesday. He said he pledges to continue to fight systemic racism for the rest of his term as mayor of Louisville. The mayor is currently serving his third and final term which ends this year. Fischer has been criticized for his handling of the Breonna Taylor case. Taylor, an ER technician, was killed in her apartment in March 2020 by plain-clothed police officers. During the luncheon, he said the police chief will have more more dialogue with the community about the history of abuses Black Americ...
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Fund apologizes for role in Tuskegee experiment that used Black men

The organization that made funeral payments to families of Black men killed in the infamous Tuskegee study that lasted about 40 years, has issued an apology decades after the study ended. Over the weekend, the New York-based fund made an apology to descendants of the victims used in the study. It isn’t the first apology over the controversial study which ended nearly 50 years ago after the experiments became public knowledge. Former President Bill Clinton also issued an apology during his administration. Researchers for the federal government knowingly allowed hundreds of Black men in Alabama die of syphilis so that the disease could be studied. The experiments started in the 1930s and lasted nearly 40 years. The families of the deceased men typically received payments under $100 to co...