Reparations: Help Us Engage & Educate our Legislators
In accordance with the educational program we initiated in June 2020, the NAACP Mystic Valley Area Branch is purchasing and sending copies of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty First Century to each and every member of the 117th U.S. Congress.
Our aim is to engage and educate legislators on the history of the reparations movement and its goal of repairing the damage wrought by centuries of government-sanctioned chattel slavery, segregation, domestic terrorism, mass incarceration, and systemic racism. One legacy of this systemic exclusion is the massive racial wealth gap; in Boston, for example, household median net worth for U.S. born Black Americans is $8; for whites it is $247,500. It is long past time to move forward to repair the damage that has led us to this place.
We will be kicking off our Community chapter discussions with our congressional representatives very soon. Stay tuned for dates!