Reparations is personal. And so is its coverup and obstruction.
I am one of the black Detroiters whose generational wealth was stolen when my mother's house, in Detroit City Council District 1, was forfeited due to over-taxation in 2015. That house is now worth $95,000. I am one in 140,000 Detroit owes reparations but who are the others?
I proposed that the Detroit Reparations Task Force investigate evictions, foreclosures, and forfeitures from 2005-2017. The proposal follows below.
The proposal calls for researching available records that are 6-18 years old. Many agencies destroy records after 7 years, but one place that most likely still houses the evidence of discrimination against black Detroiters is the Wayne County Clerk's office. Will the Detroit Reparations Task Force issue a FOIA Request for those records or do everything else but look there? In other words, is the Task Force part of a cover up?
Tune in Friday, April 28th at 4 pm for another episode of the Keith Williams Show starring the Michigan Democratic Party. Otherwise, known as the Detroit Reparations Task Force. Location TBA.Read more