The initiative is off to a great start, but we must address the educational gap to ensure success and understanding for Black children

Young Black girl reads a book in school library.

Co-authored by Agya Boakye-Boaten

On July 14, 2020, Asheville City Council unanimously passed a reparations resolution. The resolution contained an apology for Asheville’s role in slavery and a promise to invest in Asheville’s Black communities to address inequities in housing, urban development, health, and education. …


Tiece M. Ruffin, Ph. D., is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Education at the University of North Caroliona Asheville.

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