NYC Considers Reparations Task Force To Remove Historic Statues

  • The New York City Council is deliberating the establishment of a reparations task force and the removal of statues commemorating historical figures, all within the constraints of limited available funds.
  • These discussions come at a time when the council, along with many city agencies, is grappling with substantial budget cuts.
  • One of the council’s committees is scheduled to convene on Tuesday to recommend the allocation of resources for the removal of artworks that depict individuals who were slaveholders, those who significantly profited from slavery, or those who were involved in systemic crimes against indigenous communities or other crimes against humanity. This proposal is outlined in the council’s agenda.
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