Could Goldsboro become the next North Carolina city to institute reparations for its Black community?
The City of Asheville already did it.
Now, former Goldsboro Councilman Bevan Foster is asking his city do the same.
Foster made his pitch for reparations at Tuesday’s Goldsboro City Council meeting.
He is essentially asking for the city to pass the same resolution that Asheville recently approved.
For instance, Foster says the resolution can help provide funds for housing in disadvantaged areas of the city.
Foster says it’s primarily about starting a conversation and acknowledging the history of the white community in Goldsboro and Wayne County profiting off of Black people.
Councilman Antonio Williams noted Asheville, a city with a smaller Black community by percentage, did not make monetary payments through its reparation plan.
With several council members absent or attending remotely Tuesday, the Goldsboro City Council decided to wait until its next meeting to possibly take a vote on the reparations proposal.