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What could reparations look like for Kansas City?

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has appointed 13 members to the city's new commission on reparations, which is tasked with looking into reparations for slavery and discrimination for Black residents. They're focusing on a few specific impact areas, including housing, economic development and criminal justice.

Kansas City appointed 13 members to a new commissionon reparations this week. The group will study how to best make reparations to Kansas City’s Black community for centuries of slavery, segregation and racism. The panel now has one year to prepare a preliminary report of it's findings.

On KCUR’s Up To Date, host Steve Kraske sat down with three people who have been involved in the commission: Third District Councilwoman Melissa Robinson, who helped form the panel, and members Cornell Ellis and Linwood Tauheed.

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