While Democrat city officials in Texas’ capital city are claiming to move past racist policies like segregation, they are creating a separate city services facility for citizens with brown or black skin color.
Earlier this month, the Democrat-run Austin City Council passed resolutions formally apologizing for the city government’s “active involvement in segregation and systemic discrimination,” while at the same time beginning discussions on how to spend more tax dollars based on skin color and making plans to construct a “Black Embassy” downtown.
The station, which will offer resources and support but be separate from the main city hall, will only service based on skin color.
“The City desires to create a centralized Black resource and cultural center – a Black Embassy – that is geared to the success and cultural promotion of the demographics in need by providing relevant resources, and support for existing and future black-led businesses and organizations,” read the council’s document.
The council also directed the city manager to study and come up with a modern-day price tag of the city’s past racist policies, and “call[ed] on Travis County, local school districts, the State of Texas and the federal government to initiate policymaking and provide funding” for what they deemed “reconciliation.”
However, according to Nook Turner of the Black Austin Coalition, those taxpayer dollars will be used to start the segregated embassy.
“It’s going to offer resources. It’s going to offer finances. It’s going to offer A to Z for Black people’s need to rebuild a district and to be able to have sustainable life and to be able [to] enjoy a high quality life,” said Turner.
Ironically, in one of the council’s March resolutions, they rightly condemn past “separate but equal” segregation such as Austin’s 1928 city plan, a downtown development strategy that “separated Austinites
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