Boston’s Democrat Mayor Michelle Wu has announced the creation of a ‘compensation task’

Boston’s new Democrat Mayor Michelle Wu has just announced the creation of a ‘Reparations Task Force’ that will look into reparations for black residents.

California and Rhode Island are already doing it, and apparently, Michelle Wu wants to get Massachusetts in the game.

It’s nothing more than virtue signaling with tax dollars.

WGBH News reports:

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Wu revealed the members of the new Boston Reparations Task Force

Mayor Michelle Wu on Tuesday revealed the members of Boston’s reparations task force, setting the stage for the panel charged with guiding the city’s response to the historical effects of slavery on the city’s black American population.

“For four hundred years, the brutal practices of slavery and recent policies like redlining, the busing crisis and exclusion from city contracts have denied generations of black Americans a path to build wealth, secure stable housing and live independently,” Woo said. “Our administration is committed to addressing chronic racial disparities, and this task force is the next step in our commitment as a city to advance racial justice and build a Boston for all.”

The 10-member panel will be chaired by attorney Joseph Feaster Jr., former president of the NAACP Boston branch and current member of the city’s Black Men and Boys Commission.

Three members of the task force are students. Two of them are in high school:

Chair Joseph D. Feaster Jr
Danielson is a fanJeremiah is an 11th grader at E. Burke High School
– L’Merchie Frazier, public historian, visual activist and executive director of creative and strategic partnerships for SPOKE Arts
George “Chip” Greenidge JrFounder and Director of Greatest MINDS
Dr Kerry GreenidgeAssistant Professor of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Studies at Tufts University
Dr. David HarrisCharles Hamilton is past managing director of the Houston Institute for Race and Justice
Dorothea JonesLongtime citizen organizer and member of the Roxbury Strategic Masterplan Oversight Committee
Carrie MaysStudent at UMass Boston and youth leader with Teen Empowerment
Natisha MillsProgram Manager for Embrace Boston
Damani WilliamsJeremiah is an 11th grader at E. Burke High School

Did Mayor Wu know that Boston was a center of opposition to slavery?

From the Massachusetts Historical Society:

Boston became an anti-slavery hub

Between 1831 and 1865, Boston’s African American population remained relatively stable as its population grew from 60,000 to more than 175,000—growing at about 2,400. The Boston abolitionist movement first arose from this long-standing, free black community and the libertarians who settled here. The interracial New England Anti-Slavery Society was founded in 1832 at the African Meeting House, and in its first years of publication, three-quarters of The Liberator’s subscribers were black.

Through the pages of The Liberator, other local antislavery publications, and speaking tours by visiting American and English abolitionists, Boston became a center of the national and international antislavery movement. The anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies on August 1, 1834 became a date that was commemorated in Boston in later years. During the 1830s and 1840s, anti-slavery societies often held rallies or events on the Fourth of July.

In addition to The Liberator, the words of abolitionists were printed in broadsides and sung as hymns in churches. As meetings took place around town, the African Meeting House, built on Beacon Hill in 1806, provided a discrimination-free place for meeting and worship.

Democrats are determined to find racism wherever they can.

They want Americans to hate each other.