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File #: 20-381    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/12/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action:
Title: A Discussion About Reparations Part II PURPOSE: The purpose of this work session item is for the Town Council to continue the discussion about reparations.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Six questions about slavery reparations, 2. Attachment B- Update on Reparations Process, Planning _ News List _ City of Evanston, 3. Attachment C - City Council will approve resolution en...tural racism, achieving racial equity, 4. Attachment D - Evanston Reparations Resolution, 5. Attachment E - Chicago Legislation Details (With Text), 6. Attachment F - Asheville Article, 7. Attachment G - Asheville Reparations for Black Asheville, 8. Attachment H City of Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza Announces Truth-Telling, Reconciliation and Municipal Reparations Process - City of Providence, 9. Attachment I - Mayors-Executive-Order-2020-13-1.pd, 10. Attachment J - Buncombe-County-Support-Reparations-for-Black-People-Resolution-Final, 11. Attachment K - Durham Resolution, 12. Attachment L - Timeline of Racial Injustice
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A Discussion About Reparations Part II
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work session item is for the Town Council to continue the discussion about reparations.
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DEPARTMENT: Town Management

CONTACT INFORMATION: Anita Jones-McNair, Recreation Parks and Cultural Director- Race and Equity Officer, amcnair@townfocarrboro.org - 919.918.7381

INFORMATION: The Town Council first discussed the topic of reparations on September 1, 2020. The discussion involved a national perspective and how zoning and governance decisions still impact life in Carrboro. The Council unanimously voted to devote a work session acknowledging the past, how to define reparations and consider a plan of action moving forward.

Some of the materials included in this packet was shared during the earlier discussion. What is new includes - the definition of oppression, Durham, North Carolina in the list of jurisdictions that developed a reparations plan and timeline of racial injustice.

It is important to have a common understanding of terms when discussing racial equity work. Hopefully the following definitions can help in the discussion:

Institutional racism - GARE defines Institutional Racism as policies or practices that work better for White people than for people of color, often unintentionally or inadvertently.
Oppression - prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control. *
Racial equity - The Center for Social Inclusion defines Racial Equity "As both an outcome and a process. As an outcome, we achieve racial equity when race no longer determines one's socioeconomic outcomes; when everyone has what they need to thrive, no matter where they live. As a process, we apply racial equity when those most impacted by structural racial inequity are meaningfully involved in the creation and implementation of the institutional policies and practices that impact their lives.

Racism - the belief that different races possess distinct characterist...

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