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Evanston, Ill., Has A Reparations Plan

On NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, Evanston, Illinois Alderwoman Robin Rue Simmons describes the town’s plan to use a portion of the taxes collected on the sale of recreational marijuana to help African American residents who are being priced out of…

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The Collective Healing That is Owed

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield, a senior editor at YES! Magazine, provides a comprehensive review of attempts made to receive reparations since emancipation as well as describing current efforts.  “No longer about a one-time payout to Black folks, reparations today are about…

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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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Princeton seminary will pay $27M in slavery reparations

“Princeton Theological Seminary will set aside more than $25 million to pay reparations for its historical ties to slavery, thrusting the seminary to the forefront of a national debate over how America’s should reconcile with its slave-owning past. Calling the…

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Virginia seminary sets aside $1.7 millionto pay reparations to descendants of slaves

Virginia Theological Seminary, an Episcopal seminary, says it has set aside $1.7 million to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves who worked on its campus, making it the first institution of its kind to set up a reparations fund. …

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