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BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) -- Buncombe County Board hosted a meeting on August 4, to discuss the idea of supporting reparations to black people for the era of slavery and Jim Crow laws. 

During the meeting, board members voted 4 to 3 in support of reparations, passing the resolution. 

Commissioner Brownie Newman spoke in support of the resolution, "The civil rights era is not over, will still have a lot of work to do.”

Commissioner Amanda Edwards drafted the resolution and clarified that "It is not a plan to write checks but to invest in programs and services for the communities of color."

Another resolution was unanimously approved to declare racism a public health crisis.

According to board members this is a commitment to eliminate racial disparities in education, law, and housing. 

The resolution to support reparations can be viewed here. 

The resolution to declare racism a public health crisis can be viewed here.  

Stay with us as we learn more. 

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sometimes you just have to stand back and look at people like that with that look . how could any group of supposed smart people be so stupid ?

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