Ask a Black person about reparations, and you might hear a story about the generational impact of slavery and racism. Ask a white person and you may hear some variation of, “Why should I pay for this? I didn’t own slaves.” There’s never been a consensus on reparations in Maryland — should we make them, what they might look like, who should qualify or how we pay for them.
The idea of slavery reparations has stalled in Maryland. Local campaigns could change that.
July 11, 2023