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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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California task force releases historic reparations study

A first-of-it’s-kind panel in California tasked with exploring the persistent effects of discrimination and exclusion of African Americans, released a detailed report on the impact of slavery and the disenfranchisement of African Americans. The report details “comprehensive” ways systemic racism has stifled the progress of Blacks, specifically African Americans, and how that can be addressed. The California Reparations Task Force, a commission created through a law signed by California Gov. Gavin Newson in 2020, submitted an interim report to the state legislature on Monday detailing the adverse affects of slavery, racism and discrimination that have negatively impacted African Americans. The commission voted to limit reparations to African Americans — descendants of slaves in the U.S., ...