Are Reparations in Your Future?

From Kelly Kohls, March 12, 2023

A Mom sent this curriculum from her daughter’s Personal Finance class.

Mom wrote: “I emailed the school board to ask them if they approved this curriculum. No response. I emailed the teacher and told her my daughter won’t be participating in this assignment. I’ve sent this document to a few friends, and they agree this is disgusting.”

When the Mom wrote to the child’s teacher, she was banned from the school.

Find out if your district teaches this abusive curriculum.

What is one way the article recommends we can make reparations a part of our personal lives? Follow this link to a YWCA website.

“Reparation defined is “the making of amends for a wrong one has done, by paying money or otherwise helping those who have been wronged”(Oxford Dictionary). Reparations are an act in support of righting a wrong. When reparations are referenced in the United States, it is often in the context of the enslavement of African people in the 1600s and the genocide of Native Americans. Reparations in the United States are tied to the denial of land, agency and humanity that occurred in our nation’s history toward Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Reparations can include many facets of structural repair but are often given in the form of payments to those who have been harmed.”


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