These are comments from the local and global community answering the question: Why is reparations (for slavery in the U.S.) important to you?
Ongoing, voluntary, individual and institutional reparations is an opportunity:
to accept responsibility for past and present crimes of systemic racial violence, terror, & economic exploitation;
to inspire peaceful, contagious structural change;
to liberate us from complicity; and
to heal the heart and soul of the nation & our precious planet. T. Iannuzzi European Descent/ benefits materially but harmed spiritually by white privilege Shutesbury, Massachusetts, USA, Planet Earth
Reparations to Black People Is Essential To Save White People.
George Esworthy European Descent Buckland, Massachusetts, USA
It is time to make amends in ways that matter. There is the need for reparations to the descendants of the Native American First Nation people who were eliminated in large numbers via genocide, who were enslaved and whose land was stolen from them-land that they lived on in harmony with nature . . .
Dorothy McIver White Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA