St. Louis passes reparations ordinance
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - St. Louis becomes one of the latest cities to pass a law that creates a path for reparations to be paid to Blacks for America’s role in slavery.
The newly signed law creates funds for citizens and businesses to donate through water bills, personal taxes, or real estate taxes. The law mandates that the money be used for economic development. Another law is being worked on to determine how Black city residents can apply for the funds.
St. Louis is one of the few cities working on reparation programs in seven states. The goal is to set up programs that could eventually work for the federal government to put to use.
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