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The Case and a Plan for Reparations

In a new book, From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century, economist William Darity Jr. and his wife, folklorist A. Kirsten Mullen, make the case for reparations as an answer to closing the racial wealth…

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Policing in America

With NPR’s History Podcast ‘Throughline’ producers Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Harvard professor and author of The Condemnation of Blackness, summarizes the origins of policing in America in the slave patrols in the South, followed by the…

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What 10 Students Learned From Having To Say Their Worst Thoughts On Race Out Loud

In 1973, Peter Kranz taught a class at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville called “Human Conflict: Black and White.”  “Here was a teacher who decided the only way to make racial progress was for students of different races…

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Seminaries Start Slavery Reparation Funds Amid Calls For National Program

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…

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Experts Question Corporate Inclusion Training

After singer SZA reported that she was racially profiled at a California Sephora cosmetics store, the company shut down all their stores for a one-hour diversity training for all its 16,000 employees.   Reporter Karen Grigsby Bates questioned experts about…

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