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Black People’s Land Was Stolen

Many people associate the idea of reparations with the 250 years of enslavement of kidnapped Africans and their descendants. Andrew W. Kahrl, associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Virginia, describes post-emancipation incidents of practices that effectively…

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The Real Roots of ‘Black Capitalism’

Professor of Law Mehrsa Baradaran explains how Richard Nixon [President of the United States from 1969 to 1974] ignored “meaningful economic reforms proposed by black activists” for housing integration, reparations or both, because “[a]greeing to demands for federal spending or…

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The Movement for Black Lives Offers an Abolitionist Approach to Police Reform by Amna Akbar

Law professor, Amna Akbar, “consider[s] policing through the lens of the Movement for Black Lives policy platform, ‘A Vision for Black Lives: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom, and Justice.’ . . . . [Decarceration] is the unfinished project of…

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Martin Luther King’s Radical Anti-Capitalism

Commemorating the 50th year since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor notes that “[t]his anniversary offers new opportunities to engage King’s political thought, including his anti-capitalism and his repeated call for larger and deeper political struggle.”…

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