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Oct. 5, 2022: Individual reparations helping Black-owned businesses; ‘Purplish’ on the Latino vote

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Rise Jones at TeaLee’s in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The tea shop was the first recipient of Denver Black Reparations Council’s grant program.

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The U.S. has never settled on reparations to the descendants of enslaved people, but some people are making individual donations on their own. CPR race, diversity, and equity reporter Elaine Tassy tells us about a grant program in Colorado based on these private reparations. Then, Purplish examines the significance of the Latino vote in the November election.