Seminaries Start Slavery Reparation Funds Amid Calls For National Program

Alexander_Hall_(Princeton_Theological_Seminary) On NPR’s Morning Edition (October 28, 2019), Tom Gjelton reports on the reparations funds created by Princeton Theological Seminary and Virginia Theological Seminary “as a confession of past sins”  in their ties to slavery.  But William Darity, professor of public policy and African American studies at Duke University who has written extensively on reparations, notes that “a focus on individual perpetrators and individual victims . . . obscures how slavery in the United States was officially authorized. . . . [that] the federal government is the culpable party.”  Hear the complete (3-minute) segment by clicking here.

 

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