It took coming to the Preparatory Committee for the U.N. World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) in Geneva, Switzerland, to appreciate fully the bravery and foresight of the Nashville Metro City Council. In December 2000, the Metro Council approved a non-binding resolution supporting a reparations study.
This is big news at the World Conference Against Racism in Geneva, where this week during the conference hundreds of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world have gathered to propose language for the declaration at the First World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa, in August of this year. One of the primary issues of concern for the participants is the issue of compensatory remedies for the current victims of racism.
Nashville is one of a growing number of cities