Detroit considers putting reparations measure on November ballot
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DETROIT — The Detroit City Council could ask voters in November whether it should form a committee to consider reparations for residents. The council's proposed question, which is expected to be voted on Tuesday, asks: "Should the City of Detroit establish a reparations committee to make recommendations for housing and economic development programs that address historical discrimination against the Black community in Detroit?" Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield has sponsored two resolutions on reparations that acknowledge African Americans have been "systematically, continually and unjus...