In recent years, the City of High Point has been very focused on righting past racial issues and this week the city took a big step in that effort.
The “One High Point Commission” – which was created by the High Point City Council “to explore community reparations for the African American citizens of High Point” – announced it will be accepting applications until Friday, April 8, 2022, to fill the seats on that commission.
The city is in search of 11 people – nine voting members and two non-voting alternates – to serve and play a key role in the decision-making process regarding reparations.
Those who wish to apply can do so at https://www.highpointnc.gov/159/Boards-Commissions-Application.https://www.highpointnc.gov/159/Boards-Commissions-Application
After applicants submit a resume, the finalists will be interviewed by the city’s One High Point Selection Committee. That committee will pick people for the commission based on their “education, training, activism or experience, particularly in the field of African American studies and reparatory justice.”
The High Point City Council created the One High point Commission through an adopted resolution at the Monday, Feb. 7, City Council meeting. That resolution approved last month stated that the commission will be composed of two City Council members, nine High Point residents and two NAACP representatives.
It also called for two High Point residents to be appointed as non-voting alternates.
Once established, the One High Point Commission will submit a written report of the commission’s findings to the High Point City Council as well as the recommendations for making up for the wrongs of the past.
The process is planned to take no more than a year from the date the commission first meets. After releasing its report along with its recommendations, the commission will “automatically dissolve” 90 days after the report is submitted to the City Council.
What a waste of time money and involvement. Why don’t they spend money on getting these drug addicts straightened out, so they don’t continue a life of crime causing more victims among us, more Police, EMT responses, taking up hospital space for people that need help. Slavery ended ages ago before any of us were even born. Lets move on people. Make yourself better, quit blaming the past for your problems. Enough is Enough. What rabbit hole will we go done next?
This is a joke right?
Reparations for what? Are we responsible for the sins of our ancestors?
If I weren’t locked in, I’d be out of this Country PFDQ. And if things don’t turn around, out of this Country, too. (Some of you would like that).
We are responsible for the sin of our ancestors, especially when they have very tangible effects on how people live their daily lives. Because of slavery, Jim crow, and other racist policies the average black household only contains 1/8 of the wealth of the average white household. That’s a direct result of slavery and racism in this country, you’re not losing anything by giving reparations, asswipe.
Why don’t you ask the ancestors in Africa who sold their own people into slavery if they would be willing to pay their fair share. That’s probably not politically correct since the WHITE man is the one responsible for keeping the black man down and you should look in the mirror before you call someone an asswipe. What looks back at you is probably a bigger asswipe.
If all the things you mentioned that White did to blacks how do you explain why blacks never prospered in the North. Jim Crow was a Southern issue as was redlining
Lol – read a history book Ron. Brooklyn was redlined. Turns out the north was racist too. Over 99% of mortgages backed through New Deal legislation until the Fair Housing Act were given to non-Black families. That’s the basis of modern American wealth – home ownership. The Federal Housing Administration proudly announced that it had financed 3 out of 5 homes by the 1960’s. That means white home ownership was subsidized by the federal government at a time that Black people were systematically excluded from those programs. Again, this is the basis of modern American family wealth. Today tax write offs for mortgages remain the second largest tax expenditure, while people complain about the minuscule amount of money that is given to low income housing. So the cycle repeats – we subsidize primarily white homeowners and do hardly anything for poor and Black people who are poor primarily because of a history of racist policies. If people don’t want to pay reparations for slavery, then the least we could do is change the current racist policies that govern American wealth today.
Moving back to Africa is always an option
How do you figure that White home ownership is subsidized by the government. No one has ever helped pay my mortgage. Get a grip on reality numbnuts
Looks more like your the ASSWIPE. SWEEHEART.
Cry me a river asswiper I can give you my ancestry back to Ellis Island. No one in my family has ever owned anyone but a lot of us were slaves in our own right no one ever gave us anything working sunup to sundown on a farm we didn’t own some working in a Jewish owned cotton mill for pitiful wages but guess what we never complained we did what was expected to survive and never asked anyone for anything. We never had the best but that was OK. We were WHITE and proud of that alone and I still am. So screw your reparations. Proud WHITE Patriot who voted for TRUMP and will again.
Let’s see now, my grandfather murdered your grandfather. Or the opposite. So what does that have to do with you and I?
Unless your last name is Hatfield and mines McCoy absolutely nothing
If you were responsible for slavery, Jim Crow and other racist policies, maybe you should voluntarily pay reparations. I’m not responsible for those policies. The democrat party still supports racist policies that hurt not just blacks, but all of us. So if you vote for democrats, you probably should be forking out some money. As a taxpayer for the last 60 years, I’ve forked out enough already for useless government programs that serve only to buy votes for politicians and keep blacks voting for the people who have supported slavery and racism for almost 200 years– the democrats.
The most harm to the black family was the federal government under Democrat rule.
“Once established, the One High Point Commission will submit a written report of the commission’s findings to the High Point City Council as well as the recommendations for making up for the wrongs of the past.”
And just who are the aggrieved parties? Only African-Americans? Only those who are not descended from Europeans? Or the Hispanic or Asian communities? That’s another form of racism up front and personal.
Easy, if you or your family was a victim of slavery or suffered under the laws of Jim Crow it applies to you, it’s not racist to recognize that certain people in this country faced heavy discrimination that kept them from enjoying the same liberties white Americans have always gotten to enjoy. It’s also not racist to have this conversation in the context of just Black people when the reality is slavery mostly affected Black people, if you want to talk about reparations for Asian and Hispanic Americans that’s definitely worth talking about but it’s a separate issue. Don’t try to derail honest dialogue by bringing up groups of people you probably wouldn’t even want reparations for to start with.
In your ear with a rolled up reparation list
When are they going to start reparations for Native Americans? You know, the ONLY people in this country that deserve reparations! If you want it for any other race, go to the country that sold that race into slavery 200-300 years ago. Of course no one will because it’s politically incorrect to mention that the African slave trade was actually run by, oh I don’t know, BLACK AFRICANS. Easier just to blame the descendants of Europeans than put it where it belongs. BTW, slavery still occurs in Africa and the Middle East, as if anyone cares.
Reparations should definitely exist for Native Americans but that’s not the conversation we’re having currently although it’s something I’d support. Also we don’t ask Africa for reparations because it isn’t their job, reparations are about giving Black people a fair share of the wealth that their ancestors literally built for this country that they never got to see a penny of. Africa did not see a penny of the wealth that the people they sold off generated in America so why is it on them?? Why are you constantly referring away from America when that’s what this is all about? Do you not know what racial wealth disparity is and how bad it is in America as a direct result of slavery??
That committee will pick people for the commission based on their “education, training, activism or experience, particularly in the field of African American studies and reparatory justice.”
My guess is that no one will ask if the candidates would benefit from any of the RIDICULOUS REPARATIONS so they can ram through a decision which would run counter to the opinions of the taxpayers who would bear the burden of paying such payments.
A practice initiated by racists to impart a burden on the people of today for historical events none of them participated in nor can any of them change. Sounds like a crock of bovine feces to me.
Except you can change it, sorry that us white people can’t get away with subjugating a race of people for hundreds of years, and still keep all the ill-gotten wealth we accrued on the backs of slaves. The average black household has 1/8 of the wealth that the average white household has and that is a direct effect of slavery and jim crow. You can’t in good faith call your society an equitable one as long as racist injustices such as that are allowed to exist.
So those I’ll gotten gains that were obtained by those devilish White people whom I take you are one when are you going to start the process of giving up your wealth to the blacks of America. Put your money where your mouth is asswiper.
What’s wrong talia did you not get the support you thought was out here. Up yours with a dried corn on the cobb and I’ll write reparations on it.
“Equity” hasn’t existed since the days of Abram.
I will pitch in 50 bucks for a plane ticket back to your ancestors home place , if you promise to not come back.
Don’t forget the Native Americans, Trail of Tears, Jewish Population etc. if you’re going to do this, do it right. One would surmise that welfare should be counted as reparations for all races. I’m certain you are aware that there is no future in the past.
Love watching all the right wing crowd get triggered by the word reparations. If you actual read the mission and goal of the committee it isn’t about ask for cash handouts. But go ahead and get get triggered.
From their own website: https://www.highpointnc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/18953/One-High-Point-Commission
Page 5, section 3: “(e) How, in consideration of the commission’s findings, any form of compensations to the descendants of enslaved Africans can be calculated; and (f) “What form of compensation should be awarded, through what instrumentalities, and who should be eligible for such compensation.”
Compensation sounds like cash handouts to me, Chris.
Chris believes he will be a Champion of those miserable old souls that were brought here.
Hahahaha Just how much do we charge for all the freebies they already get from the Gubment.
Chris? …Chris?… Oh, Chris? Silent again I see as soon as you get nailed with the facts.
Another good reason to leave Guilford County.