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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 North’s Jim Crow

Andrew W. Kahrl, an associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Virginia, provides examples of preventing beach access to brown and black people to illustrate how town’s in the North use “quality of life” laws to…

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50 Years Ago: President Johnson Signed The Fair Housing Act

Gene Demby of NPR’s Code Switch reviews the history of government policies that created and reinforced segregation.  The Fair Housing Act was an attempt to correct the situation that failed time and time again.  To watch the 6 1/2 minute…

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40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today

American wealth was built on the backs of enslaved people, and later policies ensured economic growth for the white, not the black community, as described in this article by Jeff Neumann and Tracy Loeffelholz Dunn in Yes! Magazine.

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