Councilor proposes Boston apologize for its role in slavery

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BOSTON (AP) — A city councilor in Boston is proposing the Massachusetts capital acknowledge and apologize for its role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Councilor Tania Fernandes Anderson has also proposed in the resolution she’ll introduce this week that Boston commit to repairing slavery’s harm through a variety of methods.

Among them would be removing “anti-Black” symbols in Boston and educating Bostonians on the history of the slave trade.

Earlier this year, another councilor proposed creating a city commission to weigh reparations and other forms of atonement for Boston’s role in slavery and its legacy of inequality.

That proposal is currently pending.