Shareholder seeks reparations for slave-built railroad

In the first proposal of its kind, a shareholder is requesting a report from railroad company CSX on how it would go about paying reparations for the railways it operates on that were built with slave labour prior to abolition.

Library of Congress: African-American labourers destroying rail lines.
Library of Congress: African-American labourers destroying rail lines.

In November last year - in a first ever - a county comptroller from New York State, March Gallagher, filed a shareholder proposal at rail transport company CSX for reparations.

Wikipedia defines reparations as: “A political justice concept that argues that reparations should be pa…

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