What started out as a social experiment on Facebook has turned into a full-blown website where white people offer reparations to black people.
Seattle artist Natasha Marin launched the site that lets white people can offer services or contributions, and black people can make requests for material or immaterial needs. Marin wrote on the movement's Facebook page it was to help blacks to feel better, happier, and more productive and is intended to last through the year.
"What if a stranger restored your belief in humanity, if only for a moment, by supporting you and allowing you to claim something you need in a material way?" Marin wrote.
So far the website has collected 29 offerings and 11 requests. The offerings range from web and graphic design services to childcare and a free beer. Requests include sculpting lessons, a service dog, and tuition assistance.
Users have already connected over donations for a surgery fund, medical assistance, and access to a recording studio among other things.