The High Point Branch of the NAACP announces, “High Point City Council passes recommendations by the One High Point Commission on Reparations.” The recommendations are based on quantifiable data submitted by subject matter experts. To review the data presented by the subject matter experts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNrF3Fa5W0U (Start at 31:50)
In summary, the areas of restorative policy recommendations include:
- Address Housing Disparities
- Address Health Disparities
- Address the Education Gap
- Address Economic Opportunity
- Address Transportation Access
- Review and Revise Municipal Operations
For full disclosure of the Executive Summary & Recommendations: https://www.highpointnc.gov/DocumentCenter/View/22109/OHPC-Recommendations-July-7-2023pdf
As High Point reaches its full potential on the road to restorative policy, a truth and reconciliation process must be established by creating a public/private commission to facilitate shared understanding and public support.
Community Stakeholders, County Government and State and Federal Government have a shared interest in this effort which will serve as the model for communities across this great country.
High Point is in a moment – a moment forever etched in the archives of historical reference. It is a great day and time to be in High Point, North Carolina for a plethora of reasons – economic development, sports, manufacturing, information technology, and cultural diversity at its finest.
Moving Forward Together!
Dr. Elma Hairston, President
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