Reparations advocate discusses the push to make amends for descendants of enslaved people

Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, who chairs the Fulton County Reparations Task Force, was a guest on Monday's edition of "Closer Look." (LaShawn Hudson/WABE)

Dr. Karcheik Sims-Alvarado says reparations would give Black people economic autonomy and change the social structure of America. Sims-Alvarado, who serves as the chair of the Fulton County Reparations Task Force, says that’s why there’s so much opposition to making amends.

On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” for the start of a weeklong series ahead of Juneteenth, show host Rose Scott talks with Sims-Alvarado about the framework of reparations. They also discussed how Fulton County’s task force has been researching and gathering empirical data that explores how Fulton County benefited economically from slavery.

The 14-member advisory board is charged with providing recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding priorities, objectives, and policies in the form of reparations.

Join “Closer Look” for the annual Juneteenth event on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at the Atlanta History Center.