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My ancestor owned 41 slaves. What do I owe their descendants?

John W. Miller’s discovery of an enslaver ancestor led him to grapple with the question of how best to atone.  He considers different current efforts other enslaver descendants have tried and offers economist William Darity’s description of “white acts of…

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This is what reparations could actually look like in America

Chuck Collins explains both the historical, discriminatory roots of the racial wealth gap through white affirmative action and describes how reparations can be put into effect.  To read more, click here.

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Caribbean Nations Seek Reparations for Slavery and Native Genocide

“Twenty-two [i]sland nations that make up The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), are calling for reparations for slavery and the genocide the indigenous peoples. . . . the Reparatory Justice Program—a 10-point plan which is being aimed at their former colonizers.”

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U.S. History of “Racial Terrorism” Justifies Reparations.

A study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent concludes “In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious…

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Georgetown to Offer Edge in Admissions to Slave Descendants

According to the New York Times article, “The university’s president, John J. DeGioia, who will discuss steps to atone for its past in a speech on Thursday afternoon, also plans to offer a formal apology, create an institute for the…

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