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    Have we no Shame??....


    The Minneapolis City Council on Friday declared racism a public health emergency, a move that comes after weeks of unrest following the police custody death of George Floyd in May that sparked national outrage.
    The council approved a resolution that states the city of Minneapolis will recognize “the severe impact of racism on the well-being of residents and city overall and allocate funding, staff, and additional resources to actively engage in racial equity in order to name, reverse, and repair the harm done” to black, Indigenous and people of color.
    “Racism has various forms including historical, individual, systemic and that has not only continued to present day, but has been institutionalized to ensure the concentration of material, power and resources into the hands of white bodied individuals,” reads the resolution, written by council members Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham.
    Minneapolis has some of the “starkest racial inequities in the country,” the resolution says, including in the areas of poverty, home ownership, and obtaining a high school diploma.
    Floyd, a black man, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes as he pleaded for air, during which time he passed out. Within days, demonstrations and riots against racism and police brutality broke out in the city and in metropolitan areas around the country. Rioters burned a police precinct building in Minneapolis and damaged businesses around the city.
    “It’s past time that we begin to address these systemic issues that have been plaguing our society for decades,” Jenkins said. “Naming this issue allows us to begin to dismantle its structures moving forward.”
    In June, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights filed a civil rights discrimination charge against the city’s police department, launching an investigation into the department’s polices and practices over the last decade with an eye to determining whether it has used “systemic discriminatory practices towards people of color.”
    After Minneapolis faced calls to overhaul and defund the city’s police department, the city council last month announced that a veto-proof majority had voted to dissolve the department. That proposal was opposed by both the Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo.

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    Asheville, North Carolina backs reparations in historic vote: "It is simply not enough to remove statues"

    July 16, 2020 / 1:31 PM / CBS/AP

    Officials in the North Carolina city of Asheville have apologized for its historic role in slavery and discrimination and voted to provide reparations. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that unanimous vote was taken by the City Council on Tuesday.

    The resolution on reparations does not require direct payments but will mandate investments in areas where Black residents face disparities. The Citizen-Times reported the vote came just days after the county's health board declared racism a public health crisis and last month, thousands of protesters called for the Asheville Police Department to be defunded.

    "Hundreds of years of black blood spilled that basically fills the cup we drink from today," said Councilman Keith Young, one of two Black council members and the measure's chief proponent.


    "It is simply not enough to remove statues. Black people in this country are dealing with issues that are systemic in nature," Young said.

    Priorities could include efforts to increase minority home ownership, access to affordable housing and minority business ownership. The resolution also mentions strategies to close the gaps in health care, education and pay.

    The resolution calls for the creation of a Community Reparations Commission to recommend programs and resources to be used.

    Last year, a House Judiciary subcommittee debated a bill that would study how the U.S. would implement reparations to Black Americans.

    During the hearing, Sen. Cory Booker said that the nation has "yet to truly acknowledge and grapple with the racism and white supremacy that tainted this country's founding and continues to cause persistent and deep racial disparities and inequality. These disparities don't just harm Black communities, they harm all communities."

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    so, it in truth is nothing more than "feel good throw the dog a bone legislation" intended to "shut those people up" by making them THINK they're getting something for nothing....

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    William, it matters not, what they get. Because what ever it is, they will fvck it up beyond help....they have been doing it since England helped them Migrate here.


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    they're right about one thing, "It is simply not enough to remove statues."... we need to start removing the people that are removing the statues.... then we can put the statues back up.... this is not ancient Egypt, where the memory of a great man can be erased by destroying all monuments built to him.... and try as they might, the men that founded this country and made it great will not be forgotten, in fact, those long dead founders will be remembered long after these little twits' names are forgotten....

    Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    True oldtop, I know a few people who are ready to start, she we say, introducing these punks to mr. ball round...


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    Damn Pat, you Marines are violent, and crazy.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post
    Damn Pat, you Marines are violent, and crazy.....
    yup... sometimes crazy people are blessed...


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