Detroit voters approved the creation of a reparations taskforce in November. BridgeDetroit spoke with longtime community development expert and reparations supporter Lauren Hood to learn what the taskforce will mean for Detroiters.
Highway removal is the easy part. Reparations is where it gets complicated.
Equity experts joined the Mackinac Policy Conference to discuss how systemic racism has perpetuated the racial wealth gap in Michigan and how reparative policy can reverse those outcomes.
In honor of Juneteenth, City Council Pro Tem Mary Sheffield will introduce a resolution recognizing the City’s unjust treatment of Black people and, if approved, Detroit would join a growing national reparations movement.
The Rev. JoAnn Watson of West Side Unity Church writes about how a House bill to study reparations is moving closer to a vote and about the legislation’s Detroit history.
Poll finds two-thirds of Detroit voters want the City to pay back Detroit homeowners overcharged by property tax.
A coalition of local housing advocates is calling for an end to tax foreclosures and the systematic overcharging of Detroit homeowners. Additionally, they want a plan to compensate Detroiters who have lost out.