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Continuing Conversation on Race and White Privilege: Reparations, July 1, 2019

Reparations. Because America was built on the backs of slaves. The historical exploitation of Black bodies and the structural exclusion of Blacks from benefiting or sharing in the very wealth they created for America were neither accidental nor incidental, but intentional and foundational.  Since the consequences…

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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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House Judiciary subcommittee is debating H.R. 40, a bill that would study reparations

Listen to the hearings by clicking here. Come to the July 1 Continuing Conversation to participate in the discussion about reparations.

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Is America Ready to Make Reparations?

David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker magazine, interviews Ta-Nehisi-Coates, Susan B. Glasser, and others about how reparations has become a major focus in the 2020 Democratic primary contest and how Georgetown University students have chosen to take reparations upon…

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The Consequences of Forgetting By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Denial that slavery was absolutely foundational to the birth and early development of the United States explains the lack  of a “national monument, memorial, or official recognition of the institution” and resistance to reparations, Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Princeton University Assistant…

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