Monday evening, the Goldsboro City Council voted 3 – 4 and did not approve a resolution supporting reparations for the Black community. The proposal — which was essentially a copy of the resolution passed by the City of Asheville earlier this year — had been brought up by former city council member Bevan Foster. Foster’s proposal did not involve distributing funds to individuals, rather it would have involved investment in the Black community. While the council voted down the reparation proposal Monday, there was further discussion on forming a new committee to examine race relations in Goldsboro and the Wayne County area.
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